In Autumn, attention seems to be mostly focused on trees and foliage. When you take a step back to look at the larger landscape, it’s ALL the plants that contribute to Autumn’s magic. Shrubs, grasses, and other diminutive plants, should not be overlooked when planning a landscape that captivates in the fall.
change to chestnut brown. When it comes to cutting grasses back we prefer waiting until late winter/early spring to do it, so that we can take full advantage of their texture and interest throughout fall and winter. Some years, heavy snow pack can cause your grasses to deflate, this isn’t a problem, but you can always wait for a ‘warm’ winter day and cut them down if they flop over too much for your liking.
To sum up; don’t miscount the small stuff. In every niche of the garden there lies an opportunity to display the beauty of fall!