Grasses are the greatest! These easy perennials are a cinch to take care of and I love the dramatic contrasts you can make by juxtaposing the long slender blades of billowy grasses against more dramatic, bold-shaped leaves like those of this red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii')and banana canna (Canna musafolia, at left) in this picture of a pathway leading to my banana-bedecked patio. This grass--'Morning Light' Japanese fountain grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light') is one of my top favorites for its splendid silvery quality. I love brushing through these mounds of grass when I'm walking on to the patio. It's such a tactile experience!