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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Graceful, Sexy and Foxy Purple Fountain Grass for Wordless Wednesday







Scientific name: Pennisetum setaceum advena
Common name: 'Rubrum' Purple Fountain Grass
Family: Poaceae
Native plant of : North Africa and Asia
Photographs taken by Autumn Belle at The Secret Garden of 1-Utama
Grateful thanks to Dr. Francis Ng of The Secret Garden of 1-Utama.
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My post today is dedicated to Ms Lona Dawn from Ohio, USA of a Hocking Hills Garden blog. Thank you for being the first commenter of my previous post on the May 2010 GBBD. She is posting gorgeous flowers in shades of purple this week.

This is also my entry for Fertilizer Friday, May 21st. To participate and view other entries around the world, do visit Tootsie at Tootsie Time.

40 comments:

  1. Hiiiiiiiii, I love the new "GREEN" look for your blog. Soothing! Kool shots of the 'Foxy' Fountain Grass!

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  2. Beautiful photographs. Your Header is very attractive too.

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  3. Love your new blog style Autumnbelle. This is one grass I wish was hardy. I have tried to overwinter it in past years in the garage but it still succumbed to the cold winter temperatures. I agree its a lovely grass - especially your photos of it. They show the pink hues really well.

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  4. The grass looks great - lovely blooms!

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  5. Love your new background! The grass is so interesting!

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  6. the first shot is my favourite. beautiful and very appealing. Happy WW!

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  7. I couldn't have said it better than you. Graceful and sexy indeed!

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  8. Great series. I like them all, but I think the last one is my favorite, the curves are so graceful.

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  9. I had to confine mine to pots. They do grow HUGE! Diana

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  10. Think of the grass, ever so humble BUT this is so lovely - great colours.

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  11. Wow Autumn Belle you had a new gown, beautiful! The other one who has similar style of the blogsite, among those i've seen, is Bernie's of Australia. Great, i love it. But your photos are also getting better and better, that 1st shot is stunning, i wish i can get one like that. What focal lenght is that?

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  12. Autumn your Purple Grass is so pretty. I confess I have none but I do like some of the colorful ones. If I only had room for all of the plants and shrubs I liked it would be so nice. The grasses look so god in the winter too when nothing else is standing in the gardens.
    Thanks for the dedication!

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  13. You have magnified something very ordinary into a beauty.

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  14. I don't think we have these purple grass here. I might be wrong though. Do they grow wild or they can be grown in gardens? I have to admit, they are pretty to look at.

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  15. There are usually masses of this in a shopping center of my neighborhood but they're looking puny after this winter, which is a shame! They provide such a nice color...

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  16. I love this purple fountain grass! I have two of them in my garden and they grow without much care. Good garden staple! Your new background is beautiful.

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  17. These are so whimsical looking and pretty at the same time. I have to go search for them at my botanical gardens. Also, love the new blog look, it's gorgeous.

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  18. Hi, everyone. Thank you very much for the nice comments.

    My first picture - This is how I feel. I see a beautiful lady flirting at me. She is very tempting and it is very difficult to keep my eyes off her.

    Andrea, I am still an Olympus FE 4000 point and shoot camera, auto exposure and super macro view, no flash. That's the best camera I have at the moment.

    New background - I'm using the templates from Blogger In Draft. Quite a number of different styles to choose from and quite flexible for changes in formats and designs. Do try it.

    Purple fountain grass - In Malaysia, many of us have this idea that grases belong to the wild or the jungle, so many of us don't grow it at home. In the city lately, I have seen people growing it at Bridal and Wedding Photo studios. One or two people grow them in pots at home. I haven't seen this grass grown at botanical gardens or national parks yet.

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  19. I love the gentle movement this grass gives to the garden. Your photos here really show how lovely the colors are. Grasses are such a great choice and this one is a fantastic one to choose. Wonderful post as usual Autumn Belle. :-)

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  20. In my previous home, I had several large grasses just like this!

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  21. Im sure it would look very graceful on a windy day...
    Must look like fairies flying around when the seeds detach from the flower.

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  22. Like a hairy tail indead. That purple colour makes it special :)

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  23. It'a graceful plant! Love it more when the wind is blowing. The colour of this grass makes a nice addition to a landscape.

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  24. You make this grass look very graceful Autumn Belle. I have to cut back mine, they look very scruffy at this moment.

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  25. I hear you Autumn Belle LOL....am still working on the kitchen, I am painting the pantry cupboard to look like an old thing that has been there for years.

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  26. That is beautiful! I love the close-up shot especially. BTW, the new look of your blog is delightful; so fresh and spring-like! -Jean

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  27. Love your new look!

    I also love purple fountain grass. Unfortunatley, it's not hardy here, so I have to buy it each year.

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  28. Very graceful grass with beautiful color!

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  29. aloha,

    this is one of my favorite grasses, but i've never had any luck getting them to seed.

    love your new green look also, its very soothing

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  30. I love the burgundy color of this grass. It grows very well here as well :-)

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  31. I'd love to have this grass in our garden. It's a better sight to look at than the wild grasses sprouting everywhere.

    Does this have the tendency to become invasive and self-sow?

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  32. This grass is so colorful and special, movement adds so much to the garden-love it!

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  33. most of us never have looked at this grass as such at beautiful addition to the garden....you have gotten my attention...as I am sure many others...thanks for linking in today...see you again soon friend!

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  34. It's very graceful and pretty Autumn Belle. We have grasses that are quite hardy in our Canadian climate many of which grow wild on my property.

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  35. Love your blog garden!

    Wanted to stop and say hi.

    My latest inspirational postings are, “Pure Love,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Simple Gesture.”

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  36. Hey, are you an ABBA fan by chance?

    I think this blog is looking great! I love your new look. Fresh and exciting and easy on the eyes.

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  37. Lovely new refreshing style from Blogger Template Designer...great choice, Autumn Belle!
    I've never seen these Fountain Grasses before...they're absolutely enchanting and you've described them perfectly! Just love the topmost super-macro shot!
    Have a lovely Sunday, my friend!

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  38. Hi, everyone. Thank you very much for the nice comments for for liking my new blog look.

    Solitude Rising, you asked a very good question. I googled and found that generally, fountain grass is considered a noxious weed in US parts of Africa and Australia. You need to check with the local authorities regarding the status of this species.

    Rosey, yes I like ABBA's songs. I also enjoyed the show, Mama Mia staring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. It was like a sing-along hehe :)

    Jacqueline, I'm not surprised you haven't seen this type of grass before. I rarely see it here too. I guess growing grass is still not popular here.

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  39. The first photo of your fountain grass is especially breathtaking.

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