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Fiber optic grass gets its common name from wiry grassy leaves, which resemble fiber optic wire. It can even grow in standing water, adding fine texture to a shallow water garden. Or create a mini palm tree effect by wrapping a plastic tube around the base of the plant for the "trunk," allowing leaf tips to arch out of the tube as palm "fronds."
DIY rain barrels from trash cans. Looks simple...I just need a handyman to make me one.
Repeating an element is one of the most effective tools of garden design. It applies to containers, too. Here, purple New Zealand flax and coralbells go together, as well as the arching form of the flax and the fiber optic grass. This planting grows best in partial sun. A. Fiber optic grass (Scirpus cernuus) -- 1 B. Coralbells (Heuchera 'Amethyst Mist') -- 1 C. New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax) -- 1 D. Variegated geranium (Pelargonium 'Happy Thought') -- 1 E. Calamondin (Citrofortunella microcarpa) -- 1