Seaside Gardening: Fountain grass or Pennisetum alopecurides ‘Hameln’ is a staple of the shoreline garden.

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Fountain grass with Black-eyed Susan (above) and Ajuga, or Bugleweed ‘Chocolate Chip’ (below). A perfect plant for by the pool, to soften edges and along walkways. Very drought tolerant once established, and turns a beautiful gold in the fall.  


About christinedarnelldesignstudio

Christine Darnell Design Studio is a landscape and garden design studio in Chester, CT. Imaginative plant combinations characterize the work with an artist’s eye towards texture and color. A strong commitment to environmentally considerate design runs through the practice, the support of local nurseries, and guidance towards the most environmentally sustainable materials and products. Adjunct Professor, Horticulture Dept. of Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT , Wetlands Commissioner for the Town of Chester, Vice President, APLD, Connecticut Chapter.
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