Scott at Rhone Street Gardens had the idea of posting a picture of seedheads on every Sunday. The inspiration was well-timed, as fall and winter are the seasons for seedheads in the garden. I was struck by some of the seedheads I saw in the garden this afternoon, so I’ve decided to shamelessly imitate Scott’s idea.
Let’s start with some Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). What more can I say about this native grass? It is a monarch among grasses.
One more picture of the Switchgrass.
And now, for something completely different: Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum).
Finally, let’s conclude with some Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata).
That’s all for now. Have a great week!
Please plant natives!
Grasses are beautiful plants, and seedheads can be quite striking photographic subjects. Nice photos!
Wish I had some of that Joe Pye weed!
Go ahead and plant some! Not hard to grow in medium to moist soil.
thankful for these local plant IDs. thank you!
Your Panicum is always stunning.
Thanks, we have good conditions for it.
I love the switch grass in the sunlight..
It does catch the sun beautifully.
There is always beauty around us, we just have to see it! Love your seedheads, they are lovely.
I love iron weed…such a pretty color and a boon for insects in late summer and fall. I don’t think I’ve ever noticed the pretty seedheads, though.
I’m still making my mind up about Ironweed in terms of how well it fits into the garden here. The seedheads are nice, though.
Seed heads would be greater if they didn’t drop seeds. I spend a lot of my summer pulling up Northern sea oats, Black-eyed Susans and Joe-Pye weed. Good for the birds, bad for my back.
Your point is well taken.
I love ironweed. I have tried to get it going in my garden before. hmmmm Maybe it didn’t have enough sun. I love seeing the seedheads of plants. It looks like the future.
“It looks like the future” – I like that, it sounds poetic.
Lovely picture of the switchgrass. I have a stand of ironweed in my garden that I’d forgotten was there, but the deep purple was gorgeous when it bloomed.
The Ironweed flowers get kind of lost among other very tall plants in our garden. The seedheads are more noticeable. I should think about moving them.
Your switchgrass seed heads are wonderful, especially the first one. I’ve tried and tried to capture them in the field but the camera just doesn’t see what I see. Aren’t seed heads fun?
They are really hard to catch, aren’t they? The light has to be just so.
Gardens Illustrated had some incredible photos of seed heads several years ago. They can be very artistic subjects.
Ha…love it! Seriously, how fabulous are they…I’m always especially surprised at the mauve-rust color of the Vernonia.
I’m still trying to figure out the best way to use the Vernonia among my other tall plants.
Glorious light in these photographs, Jason. The switchgrass is just beautiful.
Thank you. It was good timing – I headed out with the camera at the right moment.
I love the color of the switch grass leaves.
Very nice! Light plays her magic behind the seedheads for stunning displays!
All seasons–it just does not stop–the enjoyment that plants share with humans…:-)
Thank you for the photo inspiration!
I love your next to last photo, Jason. My garden is under the snow now.
Have a nice week!
Snow already – stay warm!
Lovely! In my early days of gardening, I was like an immature teen, thinking only blooms were beautiful. But I’ve come to appreciate the beauty of seedheads and especially enjoy them covered in snow–not that I am wishing for snow yet!! Beautiful photo of the switchgrass.
Thank you. I still take blooms over any other aspect of the garden.
Seed heads and Autumn tints are a joy.
Please don’t plant just natives! The world is our stage
I’m not likely to take a purist approach of any kind.
Lovely – I’m particularly intrigued by the switchgrass. Must take a closer look at my ornamental grasses to see what I can see.
I would recommend Switchgrass, and it comes in a variety of sizes.
I always enjoy a seedy post. Great shots.
Thanks. Seedy but photogenic.