Grasses for Gardens and Landscapes

by Neil Lucas

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This design-forward guide profiles the best ornamental grasses for use in landscapes and gardens—along with advice for successful cultivation.

Ornamental grasses have long been a mainstay of contemporary planting design, as integral components of commercial and residential landscapes and naturalistic plantings. In GrassesforGardensandLandscapes, Neil Lucas profiles the best ornamental grasses...

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Published By Timber Press

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 328

Publication Date 05/30/2023

ISBN 9781643261157

Dimensions 8.8 inches x 10.3 inches

“Insightful, practical advice based on the author’s extensive experience and passion for biodiversity and natural ecosystems…One to be enjoyed and consulted again and again.”

— Gardens Illustrated

“From both text and photographs, readers learn to appreciate all the different attributes of grasses and, in turn, how to apply them to best effect in different garden situations.” 

— Horticlture

“Ornamental grass expert Neil Lucas guides readers through seasonal rhythms using a naturalist’s approach combined with precise Latin names.” 

— Landscape Architecture Magazine

Grasses for Gardens and Landscapes extolls the beauty, adaptability, and versatility of using grasses as a major focus in the landscape. It is filled with beautiful photographs of grasses in various gardens around the world, to help the reader visualize how useful grasses are in every season and situation. This book is an excellent beginning on the journey of using more grasses in our garden landscapes.” 

— The Washington Gardener

“The myriad of photographs and encyclopedic information enable [you to] quickly identify and learn how to grow the colorful, shade-loving grasses.”

— Triangle Gardener