Many Ornamental grasses are easy to grow and maintain. Even though some are as tough as old boots, they are graceful and create movement in the border. On a summer's day, with the light behind them, ornamental grasses shimmer and dance; in the winter they sparkle in the frost and snow.
Ornamental Grasses make me as lyrical as I can be about any garden plant. They look good grouped together, but are also ideal planting companions. If you are not growing grasses now, I hope this page, the images and on Pinterest will inspire you to do so.
The new garden at RHS Bridgewater has made extensive and inspired use of grasses in the planting. A visit in later in the summer will not disappoint when the grasses are at their best. There are images of RHS Bridgewater Pinterest page.
Grasses look terrific in the winter when the frost catches them. For this reason, it is always worth planting grasses where the winter frost and sun will make the grasses sparkle, Ornamental Grasses in winter illustrate this point.
Listed below are some of the most popular, and easy to grow grasses. It is always worth checking the frost hardy rating of the grass before setting your heart planting it as many offered for sale are trendy, but often are not fully hardy, which can be a problem in some parts of the UK. Anything on which the label says "needs winter protection" is not likely to be hardy and will need care over the winter.
Ornamental Grasses mix well with a host of garden plants. Check out Best grass planting combinations and also Pinterest board with lots of inspirational images on growing grasses.