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Avant Yard: pampas grass--10 reasons to grow it & love it __ "Got a big ugly space in your yard that needs filling? Adding yet another evergreen shrub seem boring? Consider pampas grass! It's a big beauty of a plant, one that -- like all ornamental grasses -- is frequently overlooked by home landscapers."  - illustrated - From -

Grow Ornamental Grass - How To Information __ You will find several click-to-read articles and resources. - illustrated - From -

Grow ornamental grass for summer, fall beauty __ A good look at growing ornamental grasses in southern gardens. - illustrated - From Mississippi State University -

Growing Ornamental Grasses __ How to care for, and grow, ornamental grasses in your garden. - From -

Growing Ornamental Grasses in Containers __ You will find the author's pick of the ten best. - From -


Guide to Growing Ornamental Grasses in your Landscape __ "A gardeners guide to growing and caring for ornamental grasses growing in the home landscape" - illustrated - From -

How to Grow Ornamental Grass From Seed __ Video explaining how to grow ornamental grass from seed. - video - From -  

How to Grow Ornamental Grasses __ "Ornamental grasses have become extremely popular in the past ten years or so, and if you buy them at a garden center they are kind of pricey. Learning how to grow them yourself is actually quite easy. They can be grown from seed,..." This article deals mostly with propagation. - From -

How to Make Money Growing Ornamental Grasses __ "Many people garden for fun, but most don’t know you can actually make good money doing it. Seriously, it’s quite possible, and people all around the world are doing just that. In particular, you can make nice money growing ornamental grasses. Here’s how:..."  A profitable article perhaps. - From -

How do you grow ornamental grasses? __ A brief article about growing these plants. - From -

How to Plant Purple Fountain Grass From Seed __ Here are step-by-step instructions for growing purple fountain grass from seed. - From -

Miscanthus sinensis ( Zebra Grass ) __ A brief overview. - From -

Ornamental Grasses __ "Ornamental grasses haven't been so popular since the Victorian Age. Dozens of ornamental grasses are now available, and new forms are being added each year." An overview and some cultivation tips. - From University of Rhode Island - 

Ornamental Grasses __ An introduction and overview of these graceful plants. You will find growing tips, images and a detailed chart of varieties. - illustrated - From Colorado State University -

Ornamental Grasses for Containers __ Learn about the top ten ornamental grasses for growing in containers and how to do it. - From -


Ornamental grasses - tips for growing __ "Most ornamental grasses are easy-care, growing well in ordinary soil, rarely needing added fertilizer. Pest and disease problems are uncommon." You will find a good overview of grass care techniques. - illustrated - From -

Planting Ornamental Grasses __ A guide to planting ornamental grasses with information about many types of grasses. - illustrated - From -

Top 10 Ornamental Grasses __ "Low-maintenance, versatile and carefree...these ornamental grasses prove that grass is more than a green carpet to be kept in bounds."  Descriptions and photos. - illustrated - From -

Winter Sowing Ornamental Grass __ "Winter Sowing ornamental grasses is fun and easy, AND keeps your money in your pocket!"  Here are the details on how to do it. - From -  


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