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Grasses are filigree plants of particular beauty, with a great richness of colours, shapes and textures. Including more than 180 stunning colour photographs, Grasses in the Garden: Design Ideas, Plant Portraits and Care celebrates the versatility of ornamental grasses year-round. It illustrates how to plant grasses for both subtle and explosive colour effects. A section on garden design with grasses offers advice on lines and accents as well as the practicalities of different habitats and light and shade requirements.
Grasses can make wonderful accompaniments for planting alongside roses, trees and shrubs, and also look very striking as container plants – detailed advice is given for choosing the right grass for each situation. A highly informative section on the care of grasses – from purchasing the right plants, through to propagation – offers the gardener practical support. Grasses in the Garden gives you everything you need to use these fascinating plants to maximum effect.
Katharina Adams has been writing books and articles on gardening and plants for 8 years, both for the public and the trade press. She is a member of several plant societies and vice-chair of the Society of Perennials.
Petra Pelz is a landscape architect. As planner for municipal horticultural shows, her speciality is the interplay of grasses and perennials. Her experimental and creative approach with natural and manmade materials, with light and colour makes for strong planting and an unmistakable ambience.