The soft, feathery quality of Mexican feather grass (Stipa tenuissima) is played up when the grass is backlit by the afternoon sun in Ted Hoppin’s garden on Bainbridge Island. The grass holds up over a long season and requires little care besides a yearly
"Positioning plants so they make the most of light pays off, as it does here where the afternoon sun sets this stand of Stipa tenuissima aglow, accenting its "soft, feathery quality":
Nothing says garden greatness like masses of plants evoking texture and sinuous lines. When done right the result is fabulous.