Garden Inspiration : “Planting Ornamental grasses…”

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Garden Inspiration : “Planting Ornamental grasses…”

 

ufl.edu grasses

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 “Planting ornamental grasses is the last thing many gardeners think about, but it should be one of the first. Grass is a broad term for a host of linear-leafed plants  that can form some of the most  sculptural & interesting shapes… These versatile plants shine in a dry garden with sedums, cacti and agave; they gleam in a water garden and glow in woodlands; and  the short ones make excellent ground covers…
photo courtesy : http://www.extension.umn.edu/
photo credit : http://www.extension.umn.edu/
They are relatively easy perennials to look after. Many will adapt to different soils and light conditions. Some are drought tolerant and they exist in virtually every size from under 12 inches to 12 feet.” (The Foilage Garden, Angela Overy)