Grass Scapes: Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

Grass Scapes: Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

by Martin Quinn, Catherine Macleod
     
 

Expert grass breeders reveal the amazing diversity of ornamental grasses in this beautifully illustrated book. Gardeners are shown how grasses, unlike other plants, offer texture, shape, color, movement, and even sound to create a dramatic and calming effect in any landscape design. Grass forms and uses are detailed, terminology is explained, and proper grass

Overview

Expert grass breeders reveal the amazing diversity of ornamental grasses in this beautifully illustrated book. Gardeners are shown how grasses, unlike other plants, offer texture, shape, color, movement, and even sound to create a dramatic and calming effect in any landscape design. Grass forms and uses are detailed, terminology is explained, and proper grass maintenance and care are outlined. Gardeners also learn about how to get the most out of grasses in the summer, fall, and winter seasons. One hundred different grasses are shown and described in the “Grasses at a Glance” section, and simple garden plans show how easily grasses can be placed in gardens and landscapes.

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From the Publisher
"This book demystifies grass terminology, expresses a plethora of colours in the ornamental grass palette, and provides practical and innovative ideas for incorporating these wonderful plants in the landscape."  —Liz Klose, school of horticulture, Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883052379
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Martin Quinn and Catherine Macleod own and operate a nursery specializing in ornamental grasses and perennials. They both live in Kincardine, Ontario.

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