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.



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.


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




One response

24 09 2009
Shirley Decker

Beautiful flowers!

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