Olympic Park Europe Garden in September

In September the grasses take over.  Achnatherum calamagrostis transforms itself from the graceful arching seed heads of earlier in the summer to a tighter and more upright form as it becomes fully ripe and mature.  As the month progresses it becomes more and more bleached.  The visual effect of the whole garden is dominated by this grass from now onwards.  Waves spread across the garden in the wind, and the grasses sparkle in the sun.

Seed heads from the flowering plants from the summer stand out above and among the grasses.

Below is a gallery and slide show of photographs from the Europe Garden in September.  Click on an image to enlarge or to stop the slide show.