Thursday, August 26, 2010

monkey grass

the Monkey Grass (Liriope) is putting on a purple show in my woodland garden right now.
i have used it to soften the border of these gardens with a lush frame,
and to visually LEAD the EYE around the graceful curves of the beds.
repeating this plant throughout, pulls the garden together and creates a restful feel.
a harmonious drift of calming color and texture.






paths bordered by monkey grass leave no doubt which way to tread...
and puts the traveler at ease...























my friends,
i hope you're weekend is a harmonious drift of calm...........
i am joining other bloggers exploring
repetition


16 comments:

Catherine said...

I've never seen monkey grass before ~ pretty and fun!

Hope you have a terrific weekend Erin!
xo Catherine

It's me said...

Beautiful ...all that purple !!!....wishing you a happy weekend enjoy !!!! ....love Ria....

Razmataz said...

Gorgeous garden Erin and such a good example of repetition. Garden are places where repetition really makes it. The monkey grass really provides a sense of movment when you look at that garden.

Have a wonderful weekend in the sunshine.

Antique ART Garden said...

I am a monkey grass fanatic, thief, cultivator ...it begs to be dug up and divided and border everything..like in my yard. Your blog is so special Erin, thanks much , Gina

E. Charlotte said...

Great photographs and use of the theme! That's a beautiful plant!

Piyush said...

The first shot is so beautiful. Love the bokeh on that one.

oldgreymare said...

I have never heard of monkey grass either but if I ever get back ( quick prayer ) I will have to edge my garden with it. So lovely!

Speaking of repetition...your photos are wonderful again and again and again.


but I repeat myself....

xx

z

Zuzu said...

I've never seen monkey grass before. You've really created a beautiful garden, Erin! And as always, lovely, lovely photos.
Happy weekend to you!
Zuzu

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Well your liriope looks incredible!!! I have the kind that spreads( big blue) and though I still like it has taken over parts of the garden.
I always wondered how it got it's name... monkey grass...Doesn't look much like a monkey?? lol

gorgeous photos....
George loves your music btw
...and so do I.
xxx
C

Kit said...

Just lovely! It makes a grea border plant. So soft. Kit

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yours look great! I have 2 small patches, and they bloomed, but the blooms did not last long this year like it usually does. I'm feel sure the extreme heat for so long damaged it.
Have a great weekend.

mollygolver said...

Erin - that's really lovely! I love what you've done with your garden.

Jeri Landers said...

I am loving this monkey grass, and it grows very well here in East Tennessee. I think I will use it as liberally as you have, for it is quite lovely, especially in bloom.

Georgianna said...

How magical you make it look and sound, Erin! Just as I imagine Liriope to be. Mine unfortunately didn't make it in my woodland garden but you've inspired me to try again. Your property is amazing!! xo – g

Olive Cooper said...

Erin, lovely garden and images. You are smart to use the monkey grass for this theme. olive

marĂ­a cecilia said...

Dear Erin, I`m new to this monkey grass, it`s a great way to border your beds in your soooooo wonderful garden!!!!
hugs,
maria cecilia