Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Strictest speaking

The enclosed quote I thought was so perfect so I am sharing it with you all plus the site. Very creative…
Grass Miscanthus Strictus
“If Pygmalion were a gardener, Miscanthus would come to life as fountains, some of them spouting tall and upright to 10 ft. Graceful and robust, they’re favored for their lush foliage and silky terminal panicles. Striking as a single specimen, Miscanthus is also excellent when massed in the perennial bed or a mixed border. Attractive year-round, with fall colors of yellow, purple, scarlet and burgundy; they fade to a lovely warm ivory in winter.” ````````````````````````` Pygmalion is a Greek name. Pygmalion—or Pygmaion according to Hesychios of Alexandra—is probably a Cypriot form of Adonis, a Levantine vegetation-god.


Alyssa said...

I can see you love Miscanthus as much as I do. Our Porcupine Grass looks just like yours and is huge. Ornamental grasses are about the neatest thing for just about effortless gardening. Just hack them down in early Spring. Can't get any easier than that!

Love the pun!

DeeMom said...

Alyssa, I do believe that even in the winter and or after a snow the loveliness of our ornamental grasses just seems to go on and on!

As for Hacking I now use an electric hedge trimmer…their girth has grown!

As for puns, just a quirk of mine…thanks for the compliment!