Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Saturday, September 19, 2009

You know what they say

I have been talking about purchasing more ornamental grasses for a while now. The first I have purchased, is Japanese Blood Grass, Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

When lit by the sun, the many shades of green and red, come alive with incredible intensity.
I have seen Japanese Blood Grass planted in a row in front of other taller ornamental grasses, and I must say it looks spectacular, and prompts me to do something similar in my garden.

Gardening Gone Wild is hosting September's
Picture This
photo contest.
Nan Ondra
, the judge this month, has chosen ornamental grasses as the subject.

The prize for this month, has been selected by David Salman at High Country Gardens He has chosen a collection of ornamental grasses. Who wouldn't like to win such a wonderful prize? I would, so I am entering my picture of the Japanese Blood Grass, for a chance of winning those lovely ornamental grasses.
You Gotta' Be In To Win!!


Darla said...

I've been thinking about buying this same grass. Good luck on your entry.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I just planted some of this grass near my pond. I love it! Good luck!

Rusty in Miami said...

I also want to add more ornamental grasses in my garden but space is a problem. Good luck with the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Lovely shot, very nice the way you composed the light & the background.

Meems said...

You are right about being lit by the sun... it really shows those colors up nicely.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Anonymous said...

My fingers are crossed, Jennifer. You've definitely got a winning photo. I love my Japanese Blood Grass--as long as it gets plenty of water and a bit of shade. In my garden it will burn if unattended in full sun. It does have a tendency to spread but this has never been a negative for me. High Country Gardens is awesome. What a prize this would be.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

The leaves remind me of stained glass. Just lovely.

Anonymous said...

I love the texture and background contrast! One of my favorite grasses!

Town Mouse said...

Great shot! Those colors are so lovely...