Another installment of photos from Irvin and Paulin’es garden in Carmichael, California has arrived! This time it’s a glimpse of their ornamental grasses in fall (See other seasons and wildlife in this fantastic garden HERE, HERE, HERE, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)
Irvin says, “We are still enjoying weather in the mid 80’s degrees here in Carmichael. Before fall weather conditions arrive and transform the landscape we wanted to share some images of our ornamental grasses.
“In Pauline’s Garden the focus is on lush foliage and a tranquil space with a point of interest. With that goal in mind, we often use ornamental grasses to frame a garden area or as focal points.”
As gorgeous as always, Irvin. Thanks to you both for continuing to share your garden with us.
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All that lush grass makes me want to give up my lawnmower... looks fantastic!
Red maple in my front yard, bottom neatly pruned by deer.
Beautiful and inspiring! The blood grass in the blue pots is genius!
Beautiful compositions! Something I try to do throughout the year in my own garden...an ongoing project! Pauline's eye for contrasting color and texture is wonderful! I especially love the blue oat grass under the Japanese maple!!
I use lots of grasses here in Central Illinois too and they are equally as wonderful in the winter covered with snow.
Thanks for adding the links back to the previous posts, Michelle. I always love going back and seeing the gardens at other times.
Sorry to post again but realized on Oct 16th, Annek of Kielian DeWitt's garden responded to my comment and then asked about the hardiness of my weeping bald cypress. Couldn't find a place to email back to her otherthan comment on that post and didn't think it would let her know I replied to her.
I am in Zone 5 (new USDA zone says 6a)and the cypress has had no issues. It is unprotected in the northeast corner of my yard going on 7 yrs. now. It looks like a "Cousin It" on steroids.
Irvin and Pauline, it is always a treat to start out the day with pictures of your beautiful garden...they never fail to delight and enchant. I love your subtle attention to detail ...an example being the polished dark stones that help set off the stone lantern in the first picture.
Beautiful! Thank you too for giving info about the grasses - especially the blood grasses' spreading habit. I think tho that in our zone (now a 6A) it is considered an annual I do have a habit of buying things that tend to spread out of my control. If this is bought it will be pot bound and hopefully will look as beautiful as yours.
Tractor1 - your tree is beautiful!
Good morning all. Irvin and Pauline's garden photos are beautiful. Tractor 1's red maple is stunning, also. For those of us in the east, the wind is really howling this morning. I think almost all of our leaves will be down within the next couple days. I just hope none of our prized trees come down, too. Be well all.
Irwin & Pauline, each time your garden is featured, I swoon - so lovely in every way. The grasses are gorgeous but my absolute favorite photo is the Japanese Maple with the blue oat grass(?) at her feet. I also spied a rock cairn a dear friend made me one years ago that is eerily similar. Thanks once again for a peek inside your garden paradise.
cwheat000 - best wishes to you; I'm certainly not alone in sending out good thoughts for you and the rest of our group on the east coast to get through Sandy without too much damage - you are all in my heart today....
I'm glad you're enjoying my pictures. I've been very busy preparing for Sandy, battening down the hatches. Of all times this is the day my APC battery back up decided to die, it lasted six years, I didn't realize I've had it that long. Fortunately I saved my old under powered one and it still works, just can't plug in anything extra. I phoned APC and they have a trade-up progarm so I ordered a new larger unit.
So far the weather here in The Catskills is wet and blustery, the wind is kicking up and the rain is coming down harder, and I expect the rain and wind to increase shortly. But I'm very happy I'm no longer living on Long Island. Everyone stay safe.
I know, it's late but I wanted to catch this post before the day slipped away. We have managed to evade Sandy's rath but have been watching the coastal coverage and are saddened by the devastation experienced by so many. Although the winds are fierce here we can still see the lights of Ithaca in the distant hills tonight. Thankfully!
I enjoy viewing your Fall gardens Pauline & Irwin! Your perennial textures keep the eye wandering even on close-ups because of the attention to color. Does your variegated Lirope pale in the fall? Mine busted out with blooms (more than ever) this year but the stripes faded. I'm anxious to see if it returns robust in the spring. I really must get some Japanese forest grass. Love it! Thank you for another great post!
Thanks green growler for your concern. I am about 38 miles from the coast so luckily we are not getting the storm surge here. The winds have been as strong as I can remember in this area, however. Some gusts have made the windows rattle so bad, I made my toddler and myself move to the center of the house. A large limb fell near our driveway, so I have parked my car in the center of our 2 acre field. Amazingly, our power is still on. Most of the towns around us are in the dark. Last Halloween's freak snow storm left us without power for a week. I hope I am not jinxing myself, but at the moment I feel very blessed we are getting through the storm as well as we are. I hope everyone else is doing as well. My birthday starts in 14 minutes. Two years in a row I have had some crazy weather for my birthday. Be well everyone.
Simply divine! Seeing your names at the beginning of a FG post always sends me into an anticipatory eagerness to rush to open them. Thank you for sharing!
@trashywoman62: thank you so much for the info on cypress in yout region...you give me hope that maybe mine will survive
To all our NE neighbors...we hope you are safe, warm and dry. We'll be thinking of you over the next few weeks
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