Couldn’t resist combining these two, as I LOVE the varied GRASSES of New Zealand. So many colours and such varied textures – from coarse and spiky, to fine and wispy.
In my back garden we have a steep bank, where nothing much else would grow successfully, and the native grasses that carpet the surface of the soil move like rippling waves in the breeze.
In other pockets of the garden a blend of grasses meet native flaxes and a rock wall – made with rocks from the local quarry.
The native tussock grasslands, with their clumping growth form, and stems fanning up and outward from a central bunch, are hardy and beautiful – reflective of the light, mood and atmosphere.