It is easy to see why Ornamental grasses continue to grow in popularity. They look great both summer and winter and have so much going for them as a garden plant. Most Ornamental grasses are easy to grow and maintain, many are as tough as old boots and yet they are graceful, elegant and create movement in the border. On a summer's day, with the light behind them, grasses shimmer and dance; in the winter they sparkle in the frost and snow.
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 here and on Pinterest will inspire you to do so. The Pinterest pages have lots of images of different types of grasses, too many to fit on this web page.
Grasses do look terrific in the winter when the frost catches them. For this reason it is always worth planting some grasses where they will be in sun in winter. The combination of frost and sun makes the grasses sparkle. There are images of Ornamental Grasses in winter which illustrated 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 on it as many offered for sale look just great, but often are not fully hardy which can be problem in some parts of the UK.
Grasses mix well with a host of garden plants. Check out grass planting combinations and also Pinterest board with lots of inspirational images on growing grasses.