• Grazin' Among the Grasses
  • Trellis Deck Combo, Designed by Dan Berger LandPlan
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  • Redwood Patio Furniture
  • Deck Above Ground
  • Raised Patio, Designed by Tom Deyerlee Landscape Arch.
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  • Larry's Deck, Designed by Larry Flor
  • Bird's Eye View of Deck, Designed by Alison Fleck
  • Kathy's Deck, Designed by Kathy Marosz Enviroscapes
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  • Garden of the Week Eighteen 14, Designed by Huettl-Thuilott Associates
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Gallery Z Decks
Morning Light Silver Grass
Blue Potato Bush

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Photographer: GardenSoft
Morning Light Silver Grass

Common name: Morning Light Silver Grass
Botanical name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

The 'Morning Light' is also a taller variety, growing to 6'-8' tall and 4'-5' wide. It has delicate feathery plumes and very thin graceful leaves. This is a variegated form with white leaf margins that shimmer in sun. It should receive sun to part shade, and average watering but more during hot spells. This plant looks better with more irrigation. Tall grasses are highly combustible.


Common name: Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary is hardy in full sun areas where winter temperatures do not drop below 10 degrees F. Rosemary is evergreen and makes a great aromatic hedge, 4'-6' tall and 2' wide. Foliage is used in cooking. Blue flowers appear in summer. This plant is drought tolerant once it's established. Bees love Rosemary!

Blue Potato Bush

Common name: Blue Potato Bush
Botanical name: Lycianthes rantonnetii

This plant will grow 6 x 8' wide and produces beautiful purple flowers tha bloom all year. It does best in full sun and is very drought tolerant.