Grasses galore

Last updated: 05-11-2018

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Grasses galore

There are both aesthetic and ecological uses for towering natives, meadow-like groundcovers and more in the landscape. Subscribe Nothing says erosion problem faster than a bare slope, but instead of going with turf, native and ornamental grasses are becoming a popular option. Plant breeder and introducer Brent Horvath, president of Illinois-based Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, underscores a design shift. “Mass plantings of grasses are still big, but mixed plantings with perennials … are becomin...


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