Here is a fabulous and easy way to add charm to the garden. Low maintenance and fairly easy to replicate, this prairie planting combines just a few ingredients: the small, fine-textured foliage of Dwarf Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis) which gracefully spills over like a fountain, with the lavender-purple airy bouquets of Tall Verbena (Verbena bonariensis). Emerging from the clumps formed by these showy perennials and brushed by their delicate blossoms swaying in the breeze, a terracotta urn has been added, a beautiful way of bringing interest to this garden spot.

All these plants are pest and disease-free, drought, rabbit and deer tolerant!