This design-forward guide profiles the best ornamental grasses for use in landscapes and gardens – along with advice for successful cultivation.
Ornamental grasses have long been a mainstay of contemporary planting design, as integral components of commercial and residential landscapes and naturalistic plantings. In Grasses for Gardens and Landscapes, Neil Lucas profiles the best ornamental grasses available today and details how to design with them in different settings. This comprehensive guide is filled with expert maintenance techniques and lists of grasses suitable for a variety of situations. An A to Z of grasses includes details on growth and care, as well as the best cultivars currently available.
Neil Lucas is a world authority on ornamental grasses, owner of Dorset-based Knoll Gardens, Royal Horticultural Society council member and senior judge, author, and holder of ten consecutive Chelsea Flower Show gold medals. He founded The Knoll Gardens Foundation to further test wildlife gardening principles. Lucas runs regular masterclasses, lectures internationally, and makes television appearances.
"Insightful, practical advice based on the author's extensive experience and passion for biodiversity and natural ecosystems [...] One to be enjoyed and consulted again and again."
– Gardens Illustrated