There is a ring around the standard trained Knockout rose in the front of the house, seen in the opening image of this post. Those are the original plantings of the two one-gallon containers purchased from Lowe’s more than a decade ago. All other pink muhly plants were begat from those two.
And finally, there is a stand that runs along the downhill slope of the driveway, bordered in front by Aster oblongifolius ‘October Skes’. All of the plants in the Fairegarden are now fully pink, as pink as they can get. This pinkness will last for a few more weeks then will begin to darken to what I call the purple bruise stage. From there the color slowly drains out and the fluff will turn to biscuit. Still very beautiful. It will be left standing until after the hoopla of the holidays is over for another year, then it will all be cut down to ground level. We will enjoy these moments in the breezy sun while they last.
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