Several months ago I offered a post about pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), which is one of my favorite grasses for this area. It is a native, so our climate is ideal for its growth. In October it was at its glorious best as the sun seemed to ignite its pink seed clusters.
Yesterday I walked through my winter garden and was once again struck by the beauty of muhly grass.
Even on a frosty January morning, muhly grass can be a focal point in this otherwise quiet, sleepy border. Its pink inflorescences and green stems may have faded to a light tan, but the sun still does its magic. In four to six weeks I will cut it down to about six inches, watch it grow over the spring and summer, and look forward to the fall, when it will announce its return to its glory spots in the garden.