“Finally, Pink Plumes”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
About three weeks ago I was jealous and worried. It seemed like everyone’s Pink Muhly grass (Muhelbergia capillaris) was blooming, and mine wasn’t. While mine are not yet as big as Fairegarden Frances‘ clumps are, I still get excited seeing the pink plumes. But where was mine? Everyone north, east, and west of me had big pink plumes (I’m so far south there aren’t many people south of me). Mine should have been blooming. Did this mean I wouldn’t have any blooms this year? How disappointing.
After blaming this past summer’s record heat and drought and calling my sister and finding out hers wasn’t blooming either, I finally saw the first plumes. What a relief! Maybe they need a little cool weather to trigger the blooming cycle.
I made sure to place mine where the sun would hit the pink plumes just right so that they seem to glow from within.
While my plants are still young and the show is not that spectacular, I still am happy they finally started blooming and can’t wait until mine grow up and look as good as everybody else’s.