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Recommended Reading: Ornamental Grasses

The American Meadow Garden—if you're ready to trade your turfgrass lawn for a diverse carpet of color and texture, you need this book. Ornamental grasses expert John Greenlee recommends grasses plus flowering plants for your own personal meadow.

Ornamental Grasses for the Western Garden—great drought-tolerant, hardy grasses to add color and texture to western gardens that face weather extremes. The author is based in Colorado.

Grasses and Bamboos: A Practical Guide—Ian Cooke explains how to choose the right ornamental grass or bamboo for your garden, based on your growing conditions, plus how to incorporate these eye-catching plants into your garden's design.

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