By: Jo Chatterton(Author)
64 pages, 160+ colour photos
This is an illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 160 superb photographs. It is a fascinating guide to the history, uses, botany, classification and cultivation of grasses, including a fully illustrated directory of over 60 different varieties. It includes botanical information and identification photographs of small grasses such as sedges, medium grasses such as rushes, and large grasses such as bamboos. It features expert practical advice on growing grasses from seed, dividing grasses, general maintenance, planting, growing in containers, and drying and arranging.
Grasses are deservedly popular garden plants due to their wonderful diversity of form and appearance, combined with their low-maintenance requirements. Whatever the climate, position, soil condition or space available, there is always a grass that will be suitable. This practical handbook contains ideas for using grasses in different garden situations, with hints and tips on cultivation and care. There is a beautifully illustrated directory of grasses, including Carex, Deschampsia, Miscanthus, Molinia, Pennisetum, Phyllostachys, Stipa and Typha. From an evergreen container plant to a specimen bamboo, these attractive and varied plants will enhance every garden.
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Jo Chatterton trained at the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden. She runs the Chatterton Garden Consultancy, and is a garden designer and consultant who specializes in grasses.
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