Grasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design

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9.58 X 9.5 X 0.52 inches | 1.28 pounds

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About the Author

Nancy J. Ondra, author of Container Theme Gardens, is a garden writer and editor as well as the former owner and operator of a small rare-plant nursery. She is the author or co-author of a dozen gardening books, including Foliage (winner of the 2008 Book Award from the American Horticultural Society), The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer (winner of a 2006 Silver Award from the Garden Writers Association), Five-Plant Gardens, The Perennial Care Manual, Fallscaping, and Grasses. She currently gardens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and blogs at

Saxon Holt is a photojournalist who has spent more than 40 years exploring Kingdom Plantae and the fundamental importance of plants to the health of the planet. A lifelong gardener, he abandoned commercial photography when he discovered garden publishers and could no longer stay in a studio. His work has been featured in diverse publications, from Architectural Digest and Pacific Horticulture magazine, to Smithsonian and Money magazines.


"Looking for handsome foliage, fascinating flowers and eye-catching fall color? Try Grasses..."

--Publishers Weekly

"Supported by Saxon Holt's captivating color photographs, Ondra [Nancy] elevates grasses from garden understudies to starring roles." --Booklist

" of the year's best new garden guides." --Country Living Gardener

"Beginning and advanced gardeners alike will find this book full of inspiration and advice on how to get the most from ornamental grasses." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Love ornamental grasses but don't know how to work them into your garden? This book offers design possibilities..." --Houston Chronicle

"Plenty of photos of the many grass choices can help you focus on varieties that mesh with your interests." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Illustrated with spectacular photos by Saxon Holt, Grasses focuses on design themes in landscapes throughout the seasons." --Indianapolis Star

" If your vision of grasses is limited to the wheat fields of Kansas, this book on ornamental grasses is sure to expand your horizons--and may even inspire you..." - Hartford Courant