Ornamental grasses: the amber wave

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McGraw-Hill, 1995 - Architecture - 230 pages
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Add stunning ornamental grasses to your landscape designs. Ornamental grasses can add a breath-taking spectrum of colors & shapes to your landscape design pallet. And only Ornamental Grasses: The Amber Wave, Second Edition, by garden expert Carole Ottesen, comes with technical data & design applications for over 70 species & varieties. From meadows, borders & woodlands to hedges, screens & shading, you'll find a huge range of ideas illustrated in full color-including the work of Wolfgang Oehme, Edith Eddleman & Han Hanses. You'll also discover: how to integrate grasses with different growing seasons; best grasses for first time users; tips for using different bamboos; how to restore & cultivate native grasses; grass care tips from top grass growers; best companion plants for perennial grasses, sedges & reeds; ways to match grasses with specialized design needs; recommended sources for plants & seeds; much more.

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Contents

ORNAMENTAL GRASSES IN
35
A Few Good Combinations
59
A CLOSEUP OF GRASSES
135
Bamboo
170
Grasslike Plants
179
CARING FOR ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
187
A Grasses for Use in the Landscape
205
Plant and Seed Sources
218
Bibliography
224
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