We’re down to the last week or two before the ground freezes, and there’s one job I’ve saved for last, because it’s the most frustrating. Several years ago I planted three small pots of silver feather grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Silberfeder’, Zone 5) in front of a cedar hedge. The five-foot (1.5-m) silvery plumes were beautiful against the dark green conifers, and stood out … [Read more...] about Ornamental grass bomb
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
I seem to be increasingly tolerant of risk these days, especially when it involves a desirable shrub, and oakleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea quercifolia, Zone 6) fall into this category. They’re borderline hardy in my Zone 6a garden, meaning this is the coldest winter temperature they can survive in. Like all hydrangeas, H. quercifoliarequires consistent moisture, and suffers in … [Read more...] about Colourful oakleaf hydrangeas worth the risk