Even though the sun is shining I thought the light shining through the Mexican feather grass, Nassella tenuissima, was just stunning. It is starting to seed and will soon be a tangle of seed heads which will require a good combing.
The second grass in full bloom is ruby crystal grass, Melinis nerviglumis. Despite its appearance after a hard winter it has greened up nicely and is already blooming. There is no prettier grass than this South African native. It seeds readily in the gravel, staying green all summer long. It is drought and heat tolerant. These two grasses are a must for bringing light, movement and sheer joy to the garden.