Some things are so crazy beautiful that one must pause to take it in. My Muhly Grass in the morning sun does this to me.
Sometimes it glistens with dew.
It has a lovely form and texture and color.
I am happy that it is happy on this slop in a featured spot in my garden.
The morning sun lights it up. The evening sun does, too. I love my Muhly.
There is a pink tutu dancing in my garden.
Be not afraid. I am not gardening in tulle.
It’s my Pink Muhly Grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris.
The wind is blowing and it is putting on a show.
The sun makes it sparkle.
Just when most perennials are headed off stage, here comes ‘Miss Muhly’ dancing in her pink tutu.
What a great show in the garden. Bravo!
We have been in a drought here in North Carolina.
I have had to water to keep most plants alive.
My Muhly grass did not need me.
This lovely Florida native is drought tolerant.
Its pink plumes add much needed color in October.
For my Lutheran readers, Muhly is short for Muhlenberg.
It is named after a Lutheran minister/ botanist Henry Ludwig Muehlenberg from the early 1800’s.
Muhly grass is a super star, rain or shine, in October.