My garden is all about the foliage and the spikes. The flowers are a nice color punch, and I do love the exotic ones, but it’s rare that I buy a plant because of the flower. The exact opposite is true of the gardener who created this garden.
I remember she once said to me “If it doesn’t flower then I don’t have room for it.” Because of this decree I have been the lucky recipient of Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'), a huge container of Hens and Chicks and some little grass called Bunny Tails (Lagurus ovatus). She didn't have "room" for them...and gave them to me!Her garden is a true riot of color. There are always multiple things blooming and she does an amazing job of keeping it all fresh and ever changing. She grows a lot of these from seed and somewhere in her garden she also found room for 34 tomato plants!