Back lit grasses, seed-heads and berries

Here are some more of the images I took on Monday evening, the garden felt magical to me.

Crab apple

Crab apple

Garlic chives

Garlic chives

Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

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Penesetum villosum

Penesetum villosum

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Phlomis fruticosa

Phlomis fruticosa

Nandina berries

Nandina berries and Verbena bonariensis

Miscanthus in the Small island

Miscanthus in the Small island

Miscanthus near the triangular rose bed

Miscanthus near the triangular rose bed

Large Island another Pennisetum

Large Island another Pennisetum

What magic does the light bring to your garden?

32 thoughts on “Back lit grasses, seed-heads and berries

  1. You’ve captured the magic well. (From your pictures I just locked in on how little I know about grasses. I don’t really know the difference between Pennisetum and Miscanthus so will have to work on that.)

  2. That really does look very magical Christina and your last Pennisetum photograph is beautiful. I am appreciating the October light this year more than ever before, I have some Pennisetum ‘Hamlyn’ that look lovely when its backlit but the heads are not as long as yours.

    • I think the Pennisetum in the last image is Pennisetum orientale ‘Karly Rose’. that was what I ordered but I’m not 100% sure that it was delivered correctly. It has performed wonderfully with the extra rain this year.

    • Yes, I squeeze the pomegranates and once I made pomegranate molasses which is a bit like a lemony balsamic vinegar if you can imagine that, it makes a wonderful salad dressing.

  3. Aah! The beauty of autumn! Flowers are not a prerequisite for beauty in the garden, as you have shown here so well. Flowers are an added bonus – the icing on the cake, so to speak. Our magic is from the reddening Cotinus leaves, the velvety Miscanthus spikes and the multicoloured Cornus stems.

  4. You’ve captured the light beautifully, and I would agree that the pennisetum is Karly Rose, mine looks similar.
    The pomegranates appear very exotic to me, they fit in perfectly with the olives 😉

  5. That last shot is particularly stunning Christina, I do love the way that the lower sun at this time of year can add another layer of magic to the garden. My newly planted yellow dogwood catches the sun beautifully, and glows, as did the Acer foliage, now just a carpet of red leaves and a few photos.

    • Light makes so much difference to a garden. Professional photographers wouldn’t dream of photographing a garden in full sun. In books it is always early morning or late evening.

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