The landscape for this modern home is a study in contrasts of color, form and texture. Crisp architectural lines and metallic sheeting are clean, quasi industrial forms devoid of texture and for the most part, color too. Such neutrals allow plants to set the textural character of the grounds. These tall prairie grasses are an ever changing color palette with each season bringing a different character as they rise, bloom, then turn autumn hues at season's end. Note how only part of the grassland is mowed, which allows the same planting to take on two very different looks.