Hanging strands of pure decoration can delight, enhance, and add personality. It does the same for plants. I've noticed I have three plants with fringe all planted in the same bed! I love these little extra touches of decoration.
Chinese indigo (indigofera decora) has the most elaborate fringe. Very frilly. Quite orate. This would make a beautiful pendant. And the delights don't stop at the fringe. Look at those purple stems! A beautiful pendant of small pink pearls hanging by a purple cord. Quite stylish! I wish I had one of these in my jewelry box. Read more about this plant here.
Loropetalum is appropriately nicknamed fringe flower. Its little strands of fringe hang down casually, almost wildly. What do you see? I see the fringe of a circus horse. The ringmaster holds on to it by a braided leather reign that is secure, but not tight. Its fringe bounces up and down, delighting children and impressing adults. Read a little more about this plant here.
Caryopteris has fringe that sticks up, instead of hanging down. This is the fringe of a ballerina's tutu. She turns pirouettes as the audience holds its breath. She is so beautiful, so enchanting, the subject of many artists. But a picture or a photo can never quite capture her radiance. After the show is over, her performance will be remembered fondly, and with a touch of awe. It will seem like a dream until her show starts again the next autumn.
I love the fringe in my garden. It awakens my imagination, and brings such delight. The same can be said about vacations. One of the fringe benefits of having sisters is that they sometimes invite you to vacation with them. I will be gone on one of these vacations for about a week. When I return, I will have stories to tell, photos to show, and experiences to recall.
Until then, I hope you find some delights in your own garden, and a plant or two showing off their fringe.