Which should come as no surprise to my regular readers. But just in case anyone else was wondering. It’s Muhlenbergia, or commonly called pink muhly:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, The Plant Lady Chronicles

(Sorry for the craptastic photo!)

Like most grasses, it’s low maintenance and undemanding. It’s drought-tolerant once established. It stays a nice small-to-medium size, instead of getting huge like the Pampas grasses.

And in the fall, it produces an impressive display of pink flowers. I love those splashes of pink all over Albuquerque. They shimmer in the fall sun, and brighten up landscapes when other plants are beginning to shut down.

What’s not to love about Muhlenbergia grass?


Good To Grow is an Albuquerque-based interior and exterior landscaping service. We use plants and flowers to decorate offices, homes and patios around the city. We also offer memorial garden services, meaning that when a loved one passes, we can plant a customized garden in his or her honor. If the person who passed was an avid cook, we can plant an herb garden to honor that person’s memory. If a Veteran dies, we can plant a red, white, and blue perennial flower garden. If you lost a beloved pet, we can plant a garden around the burial site.

If you’d like to know more about the landscaping or memorial garden services offered, please send an email to lizatheplantlady at gmail dot com. Thank you for your consideration.