- Karley Rose Grass; Features dark green foliage pretty rose color flower plume
- white or pink pampas grass for showy flower plumes
- Add contrast to the ornamental grass garden with Red Rooster Carex grass.
- Accent the grass garden with low growing Elijah blue fescue grass with blue foliage or Lirope/ lilyturf with its dark green leaves and purple flowers in the fall. Both are low growing in a mound and will make the grass garden look eye appealing.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Garden Ideas for Small Yard
A friend of mine contacted me for assistance in creating a garden in her small yard. She lives in a townhouse and her backyard is very small and not private. If she put up a privacy fence then all she would need would be two panels on the sides and I thought she might feel closed in so I suggested that she invest in a lovely grass garden instead and create a private garden in her small yard.
The ornamental grass garden would add privacy and movement to her landscape plus the flower plumes are pretty. A grass garden is pretty summer through winter and is easy to care for too.
Along with the grass garden I suggested planting some low growing daylilies and garden decorations; birdbath, outdoor bench, wind chimes and window box planted with colorful coleus plants.
Here is the digital set that I created for my friend who is a client. This set was used to show my friend how a few ornamental grasses can transform her yard and create a comfortable resting area where she could read a book or sip a cup of herbal tea.
When it comes to creating an ornamental grass garden I always choose tall grasses and then taper downward, ending with low growing border grass.
I recommend buying ornamental grasses at greenwoodnursery.com. This online nursery has a good selection grasses. My favorites are;
I buy my coleus at Lowes.com garden center and online I would suggest burpee.com or grow coleus by seed, start in early spring and grow in seedling starter kits.