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Ornamental grasses

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  • 230 Pages
  • 4.35 MB
  • English
McGraw-Hill , New York
Ornamental gra
StatementCarole Ottesen.
LC ClassificationsSB431.7
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 230p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22321954M
ISBN 10007047933X

About the Author. Cliff Plowes is a specialist grower of ornamental grasses. He runs a professional nursery which has exhibited ornamental grass displays at all the major flower shows in the UK, being awarded the Royal Horticultural Society gold medal on many occasions/5(10).

Ornamental Grasses: Wolfgang Oehme and the New American Garden by Stefan Leppert is an interesting mix of biography, history lesson and landscape design primer. For a landscape designer, like myself, previewing the book was like eating a big bowl of my favorite ice cream – a guilty pleasure/5(14).

With The Plantfinder's Guide to Ornamental Grasses they finally achieve the attention they deserve in this challenging book which revolutionizes the way we grow and garden with a neglected group of plants.

A convincing text together with unique photography capture the textural and ever-changing charm of these valuable year-round plants/5(6).

Sunset is the first to offer Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses, a complete design and reference book that explores the history of grasses in their natural settings, and describes how to integrate them in a variety of climatic situations shady woodland to desert, Asian-style gardens to naturalistic landscapes, family-friendly yards to small patios/5(14).

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Grasses: Versatile Partners by Nancy J. Ondra. Paperback $ Add to Wishlist. Quickview. Ornamental Grasses and by A.

Oakes. The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses is eminently practical, filled with solid cultural information, not only about familiar and common sorts of ornamental grasses, but also about new or rare ones that deserve much attention, such as Catlin sedge (Carex texensis).

This is a wonderfully useful reference book, but it is also lively and by: 9. Until it was eclipsed by Darke's own Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes (see above), this book was the best illustrated, most complete Ornamental grasses book on ornamental grasses, featuring over Ornamental grasses book color photographs of garden-worthy grasses, sedges, rushes, restios, cat-tails and bamboos.

Many grasses are pictured in multiple seasons. Ornamental Grasses bring texture and variety to offset your flowers.

Shop American Meadows for a huge selection of ornamental grasses, including: Fountain Grass, Pampas Grass and more. Buy ornamental grass today and save. The most popular ornamental grass, feather reed grass offers a distinct upright habit that looks fantastic all winter long.

Like many grasses, this tough plant tolerates a wide range of conditions. Name: Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil.

Size: To 6 feet tall. Plant This Grass Because: It has a. Cut back ornamental grasses in early spring before new growth appears. Use loppers or hedge trimmers for ornamental grasses that form clumps (pampas grass).

Cut back to 4 to 10 inches high. Use a lawn mower or weed trimmer to cut back ornamental grasses that spread by rhizomes (ribbon grass).

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Cut these grasses to 3 to 5 inches high. Browse through nurseries and look through books, such as Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses (Sunset Publishing Corporation, ; $15).

Then choose varieties of grasses that are appropriate for where you live—some are frost tender, others can be invasive in some areas. Most grasses are sold as container-grown plants in 1- and 5-gallon cans. The best perennial ornamental grasses for shade and sun, towering tall ornamental grasses, variegated grasses Ornamental grasses are low maintenance perfect as deer resistant ground cover.

There is a rich variety of colored ornamental grasses including blue, purple and even black. There are many drought tolerant grasses and a variety of native grasses.

After the clump is lifted, divide it into sections with a good chunk of roots in each. Use a sharp knife for smaller grasses.

Larger grasses may be divided with a shovel or with the spade fork method, a dividing technique Tracy DiSabato-Aust describes in her book "The Well-Tended Perennial Garden" (Timber Press; ): Hold two spade forks back to back with the forks interlocked.

We grow many types of ornamental grasses mostly in 4 inch and 1 gallon pots. These plants will provide years of pleasure in your garden.

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They are hardy and require little maintenance over the years. For more information on any of our plants please feel free to call us at Location: South Bay Road Northeast Olympia, WA, United States.

At Ornamental Grasses of Puget Sound, we wholesale and retail over 50 different types of ornamental grasses, ground covers, and native plants which we grow.

With over 40 years of nursery experience, we can provide information on how to care for and enjoy plants purchased from us, as well as existing plants in your landscape. Ornamental grasses, like conifers and other evergreens, also provide interest in the fall and winter landscape, especially when backlit by morning or afternoon sun.

When the flowers of summer are only a memory, you’ll find delight looking out on frosted ornamental grass. Ornamental Grasses. Probably the biggest change in garden over the last few years has been the growth of interest in ornamental grasses.

Older gardens concentrated on flowering plants, and grass was just something to make a lawn gardeners looked for innovative ideas to make interesting gardens, they discovered the world of grasses, and they have never looked back since/5(K).

Ornamental grasses are easy to grow, relatively easy to care for, and can greatly enhance the look of nearly any garden if properly tended to. Much like any facet of the garden, however, proper care is important to keep your ornamental grass performing at its peak.

Annual ornamental grasses like Graceful Grasses ® ‘Sky Rocket’, ‘Fireworks’ and Red Riding Hood Pennisetum mature quickly into gracefully arching clumps that are ideal for creating a focal point, softening a hard edge, or complementing a water feature in the landscape.

They can handle somewhat drier soils and require full sun. - Explore hoffmannursery's board "All Kinds of Grasses (Idea Book)", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Ornamental grasses, Grass and Plants pins. Books Advanced Search Amazon Charts Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries of results for Books: "ornamental grasses".

Ornamental grasses are any grasslike plants that are grown alongside perennials, shrubs and trees in a landscape. They include flowering varieties of true grasses, rushes, sedges and round reeds. Shady ornamental grasses have traditionally been difficult to find, as many of the commercial offerings are geared towards sun locations.

Options have increased in recent years, with numerous lovely ornamental grass for shade available. Learn more here. Ornamental Grasses Tolerant of Cold Winters and Clay Soils. I am looking for some ornamental grasses to grow in my small city lot.

Can you suggest some that tolerate our clay soils and Great Lakes winters. Ornamental grasses can add year round beauty to the flower garden and landscape. Most prefer full sun and well-drained soils. Ornamental grasses can be used to great effect in our gardens, from providing a calming presence to more exuberant flowering plants to being the only focus of the design.

There are grasses for damp or dry soil, shady as well as sunny situations. Many are ideal for gravel gardens, prairie planting, wildlife gardens and are great to add to the cutting garden; others perform well in containers.

Discover the many types of ornamental grass and how they differ from one another. You'll never look at grass the same way again. There are more t grass species in the world out of over 1 million plant species.

Grass is also one of the oldest living organisms ever discovered. The oldest is said to beyears and is a type of. The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses Whereas turn-of-the-century gardeners had perhaps a dozen perennial grasses to choose from, today's gardeners have hundreds.

Ornamental grasses now embody a huge array of textures, forms, sizes, colors, flowering times, and cultural adaptations.4/5.

Ornamental Grass Gallery - Ornamental Grass List. Ornamental grasses are becoming more popular as garden and landscaping plants, offering interesting textures not often found in other ornamental plants. Most of Iowa is well suited for growing grasses, having been originally covered with an inland sea of grasses, the waves formed by the wind.

Gardening With Ornamental Grasses by Roger Grounds (Horticulture Books ) ().

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This is an instructional guide for raising and using ornamental grasses in the landscape. It contains an encyclopedia of the most popular varieties/5. Aug 8, - Explore gdnwisedesign's board "Ornamental Grasses", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Ornamental grasses, Grass and Plants pins.

Ornamental grasses are popular for landscape plantings and as garden accents, as well as for producing essential components for making unique bouquets and floral designs. Cut-flower filler adds sparkle to bouquets with airy flower plumes.

Airy cut-flower filler. Elegant fresh or dried flower with masses of white, nodding plumes.Classifications.

Along with true grasses (Poaceae), several other families of grass-like plants are typically marketed as ornamental grasses. These include the sedges (Cyperaceae), rushes (Juncaceae), restios (Restionaceae), and cat-tails (Typhaceae). All are monocotyledons, typically with narrow leaves and parallel are herbaceous perennials, though many are evergreen and .H Peter Loewer; Better Homes and Gardens Books (Firm) Publisher: Des Moines: Better Homes and Gardens Books, © Series: Step-by-step successful gardening.

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