EARLY WINTER AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM
Plants in the gardens at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum have settled into their winter mode, i.e., fewer and subtler greens, a few red berries, and the dried seed heads of ornamental grasses; these provide their own type of beauty, especially when displayed against a background of evergreen trees. Here are some of the grasses seen today on the grounds of the Arboretum: Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' (Oriental Fountain Grass cultivar), Panicum virgatum cv. Northwind (Switchgrass), Calamagrostis x acutiflora cv. Karl Foerster (Feather Reed Grass), and the small, bluish tuft of Festuca glauca cv. Elijah Blue (Blue Fescue).
Picture credits: Margery Ennist.