Monday, August 31, 2015

Along The Scenic Byway

If I remember my original intent correctly, it was to have more flowers and less grass. Time has given me more grass and less flowers.

I had some notion that the Miscanthus 'Morning Light' was a bit more petite than it has proven to be. The last two years I have removed whole clumps and cut others in half. I still have more grass and less flowers.

At least I have grass and flowers as I intended. The quantities are just reversed. I can live with that. It works just fine. The garden and the gardener have moved on to new ground since this was planted many years ago.

The gardener has more interest in changing the hedgerow of goldenrod that separates the roadside vegetable garden from the scenic byway into a planting with a much more extended bloom cycle. There have been a couple of half hearted attempts at that. I need to get ruthless.

The new helenium is looking good. If it has half the vigor of the wild kind, it should compete with the Lush just fine and make a nice addition out along the scenic byway.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Good luck being ruthless with the goldenrod. It is a scrappy opponent.

Lola said...

The flowers you do have are looking mighty good with the grasses. Uncle Earnie sure is enjoying it all.