Shade Loving Ornamental Grasses

shade loving ornamental grasses

    ornamental grasses
  • These are grass-family plants that add aesthetics to the garden. Choose them carefully, and try to determine, if possible before planting, the growth habits of each one. Some can be quite invasive. There are some wonderful native grasses, like switchgrass, muhly grass and prairie dropseed.

  • (Ornamental grass) Ornamental grasses are grasses grown as ornamental plants. They have become increasingly popular in gardens in recent years.

  • (lovingness) affectionateness: a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love

  • (lovingly) fondly: with fondness; with love; "she spoke to her children fondly"

  • Feeling or showing love or great care

  • feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"

  • Screen from direct light

  • Cover, moderate, or exclude the light of

  • represent the effect of shade or shadow on

  • shadow: cast a shadow over

  • relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"

  • Darken or color (an illustration or diagram) with parallel pencil lines or a block of color

shade loving ornamental grasses - Japanese Forest

Japanese Forest Grass One Gallon by Monrovia Growers

Japanese Forest Grass One Gallon by Monrovia Growers

Japanese Forest Grass will brighten up any landscape with its bright yellow foliage, a nice choice for tucking in between other brightly colored plant material, or consider using between moss covered boulders in a shade garden. The bright golden yellow foliage has the effect of a tiny bamboo. Great in containers or as a color accent in borders. Deciduous. Average landscape size is about 18 inches tall and wide. Slow growth. Hardy to USDA zone 4 and higher. Shipped potted in soil to ensure the best possible start when planted in yard or garden.

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my hiding place

my hiding place

Sukie is a very adventurous and brave pup. Every nook and crany in my garden is a haven for her. She spends most of the afternoon exploring the flower beds tasting everything in sight, and this ornamental grass didn't have a chance.

Part of my lesson plan dealt with the use of light and setting for portraits. What I love about his photograph is the darker image it created because of Sukie laying underneath the 3 foot tall grass. The shading from the grass allowed only small bits of sunlight to shine through.

where'd you go?

where'd you go?

ripped out most of that crazy-sloppy hodgepodge of plants that had overgrown/overtaken this bed (strawberries that never made anything, japanese anemones which i transplanted because i do love those plants, and the red poppies original to the house, which i just divided and spread around the bed). replacing those with japanese forest grass, one of the few ornamental grasses that prefers shade to full sun, and sword ferns.

shade loving ornamental grasses

shade loving ornamental grasses

Grasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design

From spring green to winter gold, the drama of grasses is nonstop. There are the striking yellow-and-green ostrich plumes of Zebra Grass. The fine-textured leaves of Blue Oat Grass. Flame Grass's dazzling red-orange leaves, Fountain Grass's coppery brushes, the rich brown nuggets of Northern Sea Oats, the feathery purple haze of Switch Grass.
Whether on their own or as backdrops for colorful garden flowers, ornamental grasses are admired for their color, form, movement, and texture. They also aid in erosion control, soil stabilization, and water retention, making them great conservation tools for gardeners in all hardiness zones. Although grasses are widely available at garden centers all over North America, few books advise the gardener on how to use them in the garden - and especially how to combine them with perennials and other plants. GRASSES features plans and practical advice for more than 24 unique gardens. It's complete with an identification and growing guide to the plants, and it features more than 150 full-color photographs, illustrations, and landscape plans.

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