How to use GARDEN GRASSES
Flowers are the bright and bold stars of a garden, but grasses are the frame that can make them sparkle.
Plants With A Purpose How to use garden grasses
This is the article I needed to read 30 years ago. Back then, I was growing perennial grasses in my nursery for sale, but I didn’t know how to use them in my own garden.
Their names conjured up alluring images: Japanese silver grass, blood grass, forest grass, wind grass, feather reed grass, purple moor grass.
Grasses provide architecture to a garden. They can define a space, giving it height, movement and colour, often through all four seasons.
They have different weights and forms; some stiff and formal, others loose and casual.
“Back then, I didn’t know how to use grasses in my own garden.”
Some grasses, like Miscanthus sinensis are a colourful feature on their own.