Saturday, September 12, 2009

Picture This Photo Contest: Miscanthus sisnesis 'Adagio'

This month's Picture This Photo Contest at Gardening Gone Wild is on Ornamental Grasses. I have two confessions to make: first, there was a time when I didn't think I liked ornamental grasses, and second, I rarely focus on them as photographic subjects.

After an unexpected visit to the Cutler Botanic Garden in Binghamton, New York, where they have a wonderful garden dedicated to them, the beauty of ornamental grasses finally dawned upon me. Now, I have about a dozen of various sorts incorporated into several of my gardens. Of these, my favorite is Miscanthus sisnesis 'Adagio' which is located on Goldberry Hill, the Front Border, and Lilac Hill.

They are photogenic, but perhaps I overlook them because they don't have flowers. Yes, they are too large to exclude from pictures of different gardens, but no, I never stop to take a close-up or a picture focused on them. So, here's my first shot (pun intended).


Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I like your shot, good luck.

ryan said...

It's nice. This is the time of year when I get reminded that grasses have beautiful blooms and seedheads.

teresa said...

Nice photo. Good luck in the contest!

Lynn said...

Adagio is my favorite Miscanthus and you've captured it beautifully. Good luck!

Unknown said...

Good garden photo! Love the grasses, personally. A neighbor of ours has these lovely large (4 foot tall!) clumps that look like long haired dogs at the edge of their property.

Carol said...

Great shot of the wispy bloom and good luck! Grasses at this time of year are so lovely in our gardens and landscapes.

healingmagichands said...

The more I look at grasses, the better I like them. Nice close up of a beauty! Good luck with the contest.

Anonymous said...

I love the texture in your photo.

marmee said...

this is very nice. i love how the grass is reaching out and trying to touch the photographer.
happy september.

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