In My Garden: From the NC Botanical Garden

21 09 2009

Last year, I bought two plants from the NC Botanical Garden: A Beautyberry and a Muhly Grass. They were small plants probably 1 qt in size.

The Beautyberry has been a slow grower. It didn’t berry at all last summer but that’s not the case this year. This year it’s loaded with berries. I can see the purple color from across the yard.

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The Muhly Grass has two personalities. There’s the smoky, blurry look like that in the photo below. But nothing beats the Muhly in the morning when there’s a light dew covering the feathery fronds. It’s stunning! I’ve tried to get a picture of the dew but the photo never does it justice.

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Both enjoy the full NC summer sun and 90 degree temps. I highly recommend them to any Southern gardner.

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24 09 2009
Shirley Decker

Beautiful flowers!

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