It is the pink cotton candy snowstorm that greets the true beginning of fall in the Fairegarden. A blizzard of light as a flamingo feather inflorescens, sparkling with the leftover morning dew makes the camera sing a song of gladness. And the gardener as well.
The muhly has been spread from divisions taken in spring and seedlings dug from the gravel paths to create swaths situated to best catch the lower light. The initial planting was in the front round bed that borders the driveway. A Knockout rose pruned to a single trunk is the perfect foil for the muhly color.
The sunniest beds in the most open situations bloom first, those being the slope behind the main house with a mass planting near the shed and the original front driveway round. The real show, the muhlystravaganza along the driveway on the far side of the garage is still only in rehersal bud stage.