Gardening with Grasses

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Timber Press, 1998 - Gardening - 152 pages
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Grasses are the understated jewels of the garden. Versatile yet sophisticated, they can be used in the garden in numerous ways. Towering forms with striking foliage make eye-catching features; lower-growing plants provide structure and rhythm in a mixed border, or carpet the ground with spreading leaves. Grasses are an essential part of new garden styles. Written and photographed by Michael King and international garden designer Piet Oudolf, Gardening with Grasses is the ultimate guide to designing with grasses.

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this book is heavenly if you love grasses!!! ! excellent photographs combined with well written and very informative text make it the best book on gardening with ornamental grasses that I have ever seen. Read full review


True grasses
Plants to Combine with Grasses
Grass Borders
Selected Plant Catalogue

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About the author (1998)

Michael King is a garden designer, photographer, and author who runs a garden advice bureau from Amsterdam. He is constantly evaluating new garden perennials and new ideas in landscape and garden design, and his ongoing areas of research include the latest trends in planting design and the introduction of garden worthy perennials. A British native, he became immersed in his lifelong passion for gardens and plantsmanship while working at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as secretary to the board of trustees. In addition to designing gardens, he has written many articles on plants and planting design and is the author of five books.

Piet Oudolf is among the world's most innovative garden designers and a leading exponent of naturalistic planting, a style that takes inspiration from nature but employs artistic skill in creating planting schemes. Oudolf's extensive work over 30 years of practice includes public and private gardens all over the world. He is best known for his work on the High Line and Battery Park in New York, the Lurie Garden in Chicago's Millennium Park, Potters Field in London, and his own private garden at Hummelo in the Netherlands.

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