As other vegetation fades, the Montauk Daisies start to peak and the Switch Grass stays verdant, keeping the garden alive for another month or so.


These daisies also are named Nippon Daisies (Nipponanthemum nipponicum) because they originated in Japan; but they’re better known in this country as Montauk Daisies because of their publicized popularity in Montauk, Long Island (New York).


The Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum) is a native American plant that has its origins in the tall plains grasses; it also is known as Tall Panic Grass due to its botanical name. These hearty plants are rabbit-proof, deer-resistant, and can withstand salty soil, stiff sea winds, and a Maine winter. (Brooklin, Maine)