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Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Golden Japanese Forest Grass

I love this serene spot in the back corner .. the drift wood is perfect .. the meditation Buddah and this gorgeous little gold grass "Hakonechloa Macra Aureola" It is the first year I have noticed the feather headed flowers. I'm just amazed it keeps coming back for me .. it must be happy in its home there. I'm glad .. this too makes me smile about my garden.


9 comments:

garden girl said...

Such a pretty spot Joy. Love the Buddha. He looks so serene.

ourfriendben said...

Yes, that's a beauty. I love plain green hakonechloa and 'All Gold', too. Such a graceful grass!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Yes .. it is graceful .. I am looking for 'Beni--Kaze" now, http://www.bigdipperfarm.com/cgi-bin/searchstuff.pl?Botanical=Hakonechloa
.. it turns scarlet in the Autumn .. now that would be amazing to see !

garden girl ..just looking at that statue has a calming affect for me .. zen sigh !

easygardener said...

That's a lovely grass - and such attractive flowers as well.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi easygardener .. it really is pretty once it gets going.. we have had a swing back to COLD weather .. I think I am going to lose some annuals in pots in fact .. this is a weird Spring for sure .. my poor herbs .. sigh !

Laura said...

Ohhh, very nice little sanctuary! I think I did buy the oblisk at Canadian Tire, many years back! LOL!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Laura .. LOL ! .. all Canadians seem to have a piece of Canadian Tire in their gardens ? haha

Margaret said...

This is one of my favorite plants, but the last 3 or 4 years I am even more obsessed w/the cultivar of it called 'All Gold.' Wow! Just the gold, no green stripes, and SO powerful in the semi-shade. The local nursery laughs when I keep buying more and more and asks if soon that is all I will have!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Margaret .. have you seen Beni-Kaze ? .. I know what you mean about becoming obsessed with a certain kind .. Beni is supposed to be gorgeous red for the Autumn .. I would love to get that one .. I'm an Autumn NUT and love those colours .. we gardeners are a passionate lot ! haha