Staying Power

photoAlthough November is here, my boulevard beds retain most of their late summer beauty. The messy blond tussocks of Prairie Dropseed grab the drab fall light and don’t let go.

I love the elegantly gaunt silhouette of the blackened coneflowers rising above the grasses. The sedum Matrona also holds its own. Its bloom are like a red beacon shouting look at me!

Often, in the spring I regret having planted so many grasses.  The boulevard bed remains stubbly and nearly bare into June. And I mutter darkly about more perennials and fewer grasses. . . .

Yeah, the Miscanthus and Prairie Dropseeds do take a long to show up, but boy, when they do they have staying power.

Gotta love that.

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