grasses in borders are attractive, not only for their graceful
and delicate flower clusters, but also for their alluring plumes
and ornate foliage. Choosing the right grass for the border
depends on shade or sun tolerance, water requirements, soil
types, and growth or height requirements.
type of garden, yard, or landscape desired must be considered
carefully when choosing grasses, whether formal or informal,
rock, mixed border, or water garden. Ornamental grasses and
borders are fantastic for softening landscapes, and can be
used as a contrast to plants with bold outlines. They come
in a wide range of shapes and subtle shades to suit every
Ornamental grasses in borders may attract the eye away from
or towards a specific area. This is done by using different
grass colors or a wide range of grass heights. With seasonal
changes, this provides a focal points for garden planners.
Ornamental grasses in borders range from the tall grasses,
providing a screen, to the short ornate grasses, that indicate
a gardens division from lawn grass.