Guides: Modern Garden
Miscanthus sinensis (Chinese Silver Grass)
Adding drama and powerful structure to the landscape, Miscanthus sinensis (Chinese Silver Grass) are fabulous ornamental grasses that should have a spot in any garden. Traditionally used in Japan in decorative art and gardens, Miscanthus made a royal entrance into occidental gardens about a century ago, thanks to the spectacular feathery plumes towering above their graceful arching foliage and their year-long interest in the garden.
Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass)
Grown for its handsome and eye-catching foliage, Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra) is a long-lived, tough, ornamental grass that, unlike most grasses, loves moist shady conditions.
Plant Combination Ideas with Hakone Grass
While extraordinarily good-looking on its own, Hakone Grass however looks most stunning when planted with companion plants.
Landscaping with Miscanthus sinensis (Chinese Silver Grass)
While all grasses produce flowers, Miscanthus are amongst those that draw attention and get the "wow" effect. Amongst the easiest ornamental grasses to grow, there is a Miscanthus variety for almost every garden use.
A Contemporary Blue Spring Garden
In this contemporary blue garden, minimalism is the key. Large quantities of one type of plants provide the perfect effect in this space with its clean, simple lines and contours.
A Contemporary White Spring Garden
Key words to describe the contemporary garden are 'simplicity' and 'balance'. And no color is more compatible with these concepts than white, the symbol of purity.
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