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Ornamental Grasses in the Landscape
"nance grasses add beauty and motion to the garden... you to ornamental grasses. These plants come in many varieties, and when they are... maintenance. Grasses not only add groundcover and interesting shapes to a landscape; when... I love ornamental grasses, thanks for this ideabook Becky! I love to use purple fountain... fountain grass in my planters. I have two huge pots that I plant the grass in and they... Love grasses! Great ideabook...am definitely going to incorporate more grasses into..."
8 Ornamental Grasses for Coastal Gardens
These hardy seashore plants evoke the ocean, sway in the breeze and help prevent sand erosion in the landscape
"Ornamental grasses are some of the easiest plants to design with on the coast because... every ornamental grass tolerates the salt spray and harsh winds off the ocean.... using ornamental grasses in a coastal landscape is because they make the breezy... using ornamental grasses, and these eight varieties will suit any coastal garden... flower and grass we see so often in places they don't belong. When I was in California..."
Define Your Garden Softly With Planted Borders
Why make things hard for your garden's edges? Embrace a softer side by trading brick and concrete for shrubs, grasses and ground covers
"boxwood border, perennials are what strike me as beautiful borders the most. I think... maintenance border in our raised planters which also serve as seating in the little back... etc are borders or edging plants, regardless of high high they are, and rows of grasses... perennial border that was always edged by allysum and to this day I can't stand the sight... kill the grass. Another great edger, and well-behaved to boot, is catmint--nepeta musinii..."
8 Spectacular Grasses to Energize a Fall Garden
Dancing in the autumn wind or flowing along a flower bed, these ornamental grasses bring wonderful movement and color to the landscape
"these ornamental grasses bring wonderful movement and color to the landscape... beat what ornamental grasses have to offer: incredible texture, sublime colors and seed... find an ornamental grass that is suited to your outdoor space.... Fall Reed Grass) and Hakonechloa macra Aureola (Golden Variegated Hakone Grass) pictured... favorite grasses that's rarely used in the landscape, Molinia arundinacia 'Skyracer'... or Moor Grass. Zone 4 hardy and seed heads 5-7' high! I agree with Amyalexander60 comment..."
Great Design Plant: Ornamental Allium
"onion, the ornamental allium has been a longtime cottage garden companion, but it can... sizes. Bordering on cartoonish, allium's globular blooms add a new shape to the landscape... design grasses:Black Mondo Grass | Cape Rush | Feather Reed Grass | New Zealand Wind... Allium, ornamental onionUSDA zones: 3 to 9, depending on speciesWater requirement:... areas — borders, containers or planters. Plant alliums in a single species mass or..."
5 Great Plants for Borders and Screens
Get the effects of a shrub but in less time — and drawing more winged pollinators — with these herbaceous perennials
"have ornamental fruit, feed wildlife and offer great fall color. But shrubs are... sage as border shrubs to the entrance to my veggie garden. The continually bloom purple... I love grasses. They're so easy, so pretty, and coupled with shrubs they can offer... Indian grass stands up MUCH better than Miscanthus, and it has the benefit of being... yeah, no grass will be doing very much on Memorial Day! :) These are great but what..."
Great Garden Combo: Tropical Beauties for a Sun-Drenched Border
Great Design Plant: Japanese Blood Grass
"ruby-tinged grass bridges the gap between red and green, short and tall plants... blood grass in action, I was sold. It is beautiful and waves gracefully in the wind... blood grass as a weed, because it propagates itself so well but here, in the mid-Atlantic... trouble with ornamental grasses that I have encountered with Japanese blood grass. Leave... of this grass, but think it will be a nice compliment to other grasses around our pool..."
Energize Your Landscape With Masses of Grasses
"tting grasses for all kinds of yards... love of grasses in the garden, but building, observing and managing gardens gave me... confidence in grasses' effectiveness. The way they dance in the wind, reflect and diffuse... natural, grasses eventually become a landscape's dominant species. Their simple planting... on the grass. Grasses like Mexican Feather grass and Gulf muhly look nice if you just... to cut grasses to the ground in spring. A bigger problem s grasses that fall over..."
Great Design Plant: Lively Fountain Grass Thrives Just About Anywhere
"fountain grass for its exuberant form, long-lasting color and texture for borders and... e's a grass that I would describe as exuberant — animated, jaunty, vivacious, spirited... fountain grass goes with virtually any garden style. Easy to grow, you'll want to integrate... tufted hair grass is hardy to zone 4 and has similar structure to fountain grass, but not... fountain grass thrive in a large container? How does it fair is very shady spaces? "Just..."
Great Design Plant: Pink Muhly Grass
"us love ornamental grasses. Their movement, fine texture and minimal upkeep leave little... muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) — produces some of the finest fall garden color... muhly grass in zone 5. I've always figured these lovely grasses' plumes aren't good... saw this grass in a landscape at our mall, I had to have it. It wasn't super easy to... clump-forming grass and nowhere have I read is it considered invasive. Here is a link to..."
Old School Green Design: Add Texture With Grass
"Ornamental grasses capture the breeze and ripple like water in the landscape... Grasses can work as a hedge, focal plants, textural elements in a walkway or beautiful... host of grasses to choose from, some perennial and some annual, from purple to pink... waving grasses for your own yard from the range of textures and color in these gardens... fountain grass and buffalo grass, not only for the kinetic element that they add to..."
Great Design Plant: Feather Reed Grass
"this ornamental grass for height, color, texture and motion in your landscape... feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster') to your landscape, you'll... Feather reed grass thrives in many climates, even surviving the harsh winters of Scandinavia... perennial grass to your planting plan, this one's an easy choice.... This grass is doing well in zone 2b...cut back at first signs of new growth in the..."
Ornament Your Garden the Artful Way
"s and ornamentation have added importance, allowing us to appreciate everything from... most of ornamentation in the garden — taking an abundant approach.... has used ornamentation to paint an elegant, quiet scene in the landscape. All of the... ceiling.Ornamentation must be substantial enough to stand up to the spaciousness of... rd of grass and concrete pavers? (P.S. This lawn is durable, permeable and decorative..."
Guest Picks: 20 Gorgeous Perennials to Plant Now
Take advantage of warm spring weather to create a colorful garden with blooming plants, succulents and ornamental grasses
"Hakone Grass might be very nice under my new tree! I found this article a bit late... without ornamental grasses. They provide so much movement and texture. This is a switch... layered border garden features a lot of elements that I use quite frequently in my... great for bordering in the front of the planting bed. I know I'm supposed to be talking... switch grass called 'Heavy Metal' (Panicum virgatum, zones 2 to 10). Would a perennial..."