….For that is when the pink muhly grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris begins blooming. On sunny days, when the angle of the sun is just right, the camera leaps into my hands to try to capture the way this grass appears to human eyes. The images don’t do it justice, but they do suggest the brilliance of backlighting on the billowing inflorescenses. The plantings at the top of the slope, in front of the knot garden boxwood hedge open first. The long stand down at the bottom of the hill by the driveway opens a few days later. The pink will last until December, when it finally turns to biscuit. We will savor every minute of it.
For more information about Muhlenbergia capillaris and more photos, here are previous years’ posts about it:
Pink Muhly Grass Time October 2011
More Muhly December 2011
Muhly Grass Grand Opening October 2010
Waiting For Muhly-Finally Over November 2010
Muhly Watch Friday September 2009
Muhly Grass-See You In September January 2009