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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..."
Ornament Your Garden the Artful Way
"comforts outdoors, moving to garden rooms for peaceful pursuits or designing expansive... s and ornamentation have added importance, allowing us to appreciate everything from... most of ornamentation in the garden — taking an abundant approach.... fireplaces outdoors, we love the warmth it adds. Wonderful article, Debra. It's great... wonderful outdoor spaces being accentuated by accent elements whether it's a shiny globe..."
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..."
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... find an ornamental grass that is suited to your outdoor space.... beat what ornamental grasses have to offer: incredible texture, sublime colors and seed... 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..."
5 Hot Cool-Season Grasses
Chill out this spring with resilient grasses that will kick-start your garden and may just last all year
"resilient grasses that will kick-start your garden and may just last all year... Grasses have been all the rage for a few years running, and I for one hope they never... is that grasses fall into two categories: cool season and warm season. It's important... cool-season grasses grow when the weather is cool. They're straight out of the gate in... Cool-season grasses may go dormant and even brown in high summer, but with careful siting..."
5 Smokin' Warm-Season Grasses
"beautiful grasses that help your landscape shine from summer through fall... spoke of grasses, I shared a few of my cool-season favorites. Today let's talk about... about grasses that wake up in the second half of spring, when temperatures start to rise... warm-season grasses. They grow and bloom through summer's heat and often peak in fall.... forest grass last year because I had seen it in so many shade garden plans. I found..."
Small Gem Lawns: More Impact From Less Grass
Instead of letting the lawn sprawl, make it a shapely design element in your yard. You’ll reap benefits both practical and aesthetic
"putting in grass between pavers: the sun really heats up the cement and the grass will... miss the grass. Careful I agree that small grass patches can have a large impact on... our home room by room, AND I have a beautiful garden. I think it is just different people... artificial grass as we live in the California desert and grass doesn't do well here. It... river of grass!!! The Japanese garden is fantastic also... and the grass pavers have..."
Is It Time to Consider Fake Grass?
With more realistic-looking options than ever, synthetic turf can be a boon. Find the benefits and an installation how-to here
"Fake grass, you say? Don't scoff. Synthetic turf is moving beyond football fields... as HGTV outdoor rooms. Yes, fake grass in some instances might be a good option --... But fake grass needs to be washed in order to be kept clean, green and grass looking... using fake grass. You do need to wash it down. Fake grass isn't really a good idea. If... using fake grass? contentious, say: any living patch of real grass in an urban area is..."
11 New Uses for Old-School Christmas Ornaments
Been there, done that with the tree? Have an embarrassment of extra ornaments? Try these beautifully creative decorations this Christmas
"extra ornaments? Try these beautifully creative decorations this Christmas... your own ornament stash. Throughout the years you've probably accumulated an embarrassingly... large ornament collection — after all, most of us have been to more than a few of... screen & ornament tree. When I lived in a small apartment that didn't have room for... living-room window's curtain-rod, and then hang ornaments from the garland. Well out..."
Great Design Plant: Purple Fountain Grass
"nance grass pride of place in your garden... their outdoor areas should take a look at ornamental grasses, and one of my favorites... fountain grass work its way into your outdoor living area. Just don't be surprised when... fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum). Its form and striking coloring make it a valuable... Nice grass. I also love using Oriental Fountain Grass - Pennisetum orientale 'Karley... Horray for grasses! While the purple is not my favorite, we love decorating with ornamental..."
Amazingly Low-Maintenance Picks for Outdoor Planters
"cacti and ornamental grasses to keep your summer watering and care to a minimum... when your outdoor plants start looking like they need a little love. Instead of paying... green ornamental grass in the photo from exteriorscapes? For those in the US who... scorcher. Ornamental grasses are another good low-maintenance option for outdoor planters... extra-hot outdoor conditions, extended vacations or people who just can't seem to keep..."
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... - the outdoor designing looks fab. I've never heard of this grass, but think it will..."
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: Cape Rush
"nance ornamental grass provides an element of calm... exotic and ornamental grass that only looks like it took forever to cultivate. Browse... as an outdoor sanctuary — your personal refuge from the distractions and pressures... Mondo Grass | Blue Chalk Sticks | Feather Reed Grass | Hens-and-Chicks | New Zealand... distinctly a grass. It arcs and bows with the breeze but clearly defines its shape and place... perennial grasses, cape rush needs its old stems removed individually as opposed to cut..."