Synopses & Reviews
An accessible and comprehensive reference to the wide range of striking grasses available to gardeners, this pocket guide features an assortment of plants with varied textures, forms, sizes, and flowering times. In a handy, compact format, new varieties are presented, as well as plant descriptions and cultivation information. More than 500 species and cultivars are covered, illustrated with over 300 color photographs.
Building on his bestselling "Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses," Darke describes 530 species and cultivators and provides an accessible and comprehensive reference to the wide range of grasses available to the gardener. Illustrated with 320 color photographs. 0-88192-653-1$19.95 / Timber Press, Inc.
Building on his bestselling "Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses," Darke provides an accessible and comprehensive reference to the wide range of grasses available to the gardener.
About the Author
Rick Darke is a landscape design consultant, author, lecturer, and photographer based in Pennsylvania who blends art, ecology, and cultural geography in the creation and conservation of livable landscapes. Darke served on the staff of Longwood Gardens for twenty years, and in 1998 he received the Scientific Award of the American Horticultural Society. His work has been featured in the New York Times and on National Public Radio. Darke has studied North American plants in their habitats for over three decades, and his research and lectures have taken him to Africa, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Japan, New Zealand, and northern Europe. His books include The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes (2007), The American Woodland Garden (2002), and In Harmony with Nature (2000).