A Garden Bed of Grasses

Ornamental grasses produce fabulous textural effects and look stunning when grouped together.

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There are many grasses to choose from and most require free-draining soil and a sunny site. For a smaller area, select the more compact cultivars — you'll find a large selection available by mail order from specialist nurseries.

Blue oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) (Image 1), Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' (Image 2), Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' (Image 3), fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) (Image 4)

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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