Scenes from North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill yesterday.
I have always like pink muhly grass but how about this white form? Muhlenbergia capillaris ‘White Cloud’ (Hairgrass).
I think the darker yellow in the next photo is Swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius). Not sure about the pale yellow flower.
Oh! I like the Muhlenbergia capillaris ‘White Cloud’, perhaps even more than the pink. Which garden were you visiting?
I like that white one too Christina. This is the garden we stopped by after our late lunch the day you visited. We were running late and it was closing anyway, so we didn’t have time to explore it properly. But these are display gardens of native plants close to the buildings (near the large willow sculpture you could walk through).
The swamp sunflowers create such an interesting contrast, love your response to the “Wordless Wednesday” challenge.
Thanks Charlie, I realize I’m not very “wordless” with these posts lately.
My muhly is more of a light mist than a cloud. You have given me something to look forward to (I HOPE).
You’re hilarious Ricki. I too hope you see some bright clouds!
Wonderful images and I adore muhly grass …..have never seen it stay white.
In town there is a planting of both the pink and the white. Make a beautiful display.
That grass is amazing! And the sunflowers look wonderful in the autumn sunshine!
We’ve finally had several ideal days of sunshine and nice temperature. The sunflowers just seemed like icing on the cake.
I love that grass, a feathery beauty. I will look out for it.
My camera phone photos in the bright sun may have exaggerated the grass slightly, but only a tad. It really is one of those plants that commands you to stop and stare (and then you want to run your hands through it).
one of my favourite grasses, it’s so painterly especially when you have such huge clumps
Hi Annette! Yes, they are nice clumps and I think this grass looks best in a large planting.
Wow, that ‘White Cloud’ Muhly is amazing!
I agree–pretty high impact plant.