Fountain grass

Graceful, flowing plumes produced by purple fountain grass makes it one of the most popular ornamental grasses today. The gentle waving motion of many types of ornamental grasses creates an extremely peaceful atmosphere within a landscape.

A quiet revolution of sorts has been gradually taking place over the last few years. Wildflowers and native plants became vogue, and formal, squared-off landscape designs gave way to more naturalistic curves and flowing lines.

One of the newest trends in landscape design and plant materials is the use of ornamental grasses in the landscape. More than ever before, gardeners are realizing the fine accent and architectural effect this group of plants contributes to a garden.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

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