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TASCHEN America Llc / March 1998 

Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses: Sedges, Rushes, Restios, Cat-Tails, and Selected Bamboos
by Rick Darke
Much has changed in the role and use of ornamental grasses over the past 100 years. Whereas turn-of-the-century gardeners had perhaps a dozen perennial grasses to choose from, today's gardeners have hundreds. Ornamental grasses now embody a huge array of textures, forms, sizes, colors, flowering times, and cultural adaptations. The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses is intended for gardeners in a wide range of situations and climates, and draws from the experience and creativity of great gardens and gardeners around the world. It begins with an exploration of the unique aesthetics and appeal of ornamental grasses before moving on to a review of the families of grasses and a survey of grasses in their native habitats. Gardeners usually speak of "ornamental grasses" in the broad sense, including not only the true grasses but also related families of grass-like plants. Following this tradition, the book provides a detailed treatment of perennial grasses, rushes, and cattails, as well as selected bamboos. Written by horticulturist Rick Darke, this encyclopedia will be invaluable to nursery professionals, landscapers, and home gardeners.
Hardcover: 325 pages
Timber Pr; ISBN: 0881924644; (March )

Common Texas Grasses: An Illustrated Guide
by Frank W. Gould
(Paperback -- November 1978)

Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes of the Northern United States
by Edward Knobel
Paperback from Dover Pubns
How to Identify Grasses & Grasslike Plants: Sedges and Rushes
by Harold David Harrington, Ann Steely (Illustrator)
Paperback: 142 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.42 x 8.43 x 4.97 
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr (Txt);
ISBN: 0804007462
Grasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design
by Nancy J. Ondra, Saxon Holt
Paperback from Storey Books
Grasses: An Identification Guide
by Lauren Brown
(Paperback -- 1979)

Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers
by Douglas Ladd, et al
(Paperback -- )

Gardening With Grasses
by Michael King, Piet Oudolf
Book Description: Ornamental grasses are among the most versatile and sophisticated of garden plants. Planted as single specimens in beds or on the terrace in a container, grasses are striking focal points. Smaller forms bring rhythm and diversity to mixed borders, and clumping forms richly carpet the ground. This beautifully illustrated book by two imaginative garden designers will provide equal measures of information and inspiration. 
Hardcover from Timber Pr
The Gardener's Guide to Growing Temperate Bamboos (Gardener's Guide)
by Michael Bell
(Hardcover -- June )

The Grasses of Texas
by Frank W. Gould, Valloo Kapadia (Illustrator)
(Paperback -- December 1975)

Grasses in California.
by Beecher. Crampton
(Paperback -- June 1974)

Landscaping With Ornamental Grasses
by Fiona Gilsenan, Sunset Publishing
Paperback from Sunset Pub Co

The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession
by Virginia Scott Jenkins
(Paperback -- May )

Lawns: Quick and Easy Grasses and Groundcovers (Black & Decker Outdoor Home)
by Carol A. Crotta, John M. Rickard, The Home Improvement/Gardening Editors of CPi
Paperback from Creative Publishing International

Manual of the Grasses of the United States Volume 2
by A. S. Hitchcock
(Paperback -- September 1983)

Manual of the Grasses of the United States Volume 1
Manual of the Grasses of the United States Volume 1
by A.S. Hitchcock
Paperback from Dover Publications
Manual of Grasses (The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary)
Manual of Grasses (The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary)
by Rick Darke, Mark Griffiths, Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain), Frederick Darke
Hardcover from Timber Press
Manual of the Grasses of the West Indies
by A.S. Hitchcock
Hardcover from Lubrecht & Cramer Ltd
Availability: Special Order

A Practical Guide to Prairie Reconstruction
by Carl Kurtz
(Paperback -- February 15, )

Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes, and Sports
by David R. Mellor
(Hardcover -- June )

Safe & Easy Lawn Care: The Complete Guide to Organic, Low-Maintenance Lawns (Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guides)
by Barbara Ellis (Editor), Frances Tenenbaum (Editor)
(Paperback -- February )

Sports Turf and Amenity Grasses: A Manual for Use and Identification
by David E. Aldous, Ian H. Chivers

Taylor's Guide to Ornamental Grasses (Taylor's Guides to Gardening)
by Roger Holmes (Editor), Frances Tenenbaum (Editor)
(Paperback -- May )

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses (Timber Press Pocket Guides)
Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses (Timber Press Pocket Guides)
by Rick Darke
Paperback from Timber Press
The Turfgrass Disease Handbook
The Turfgrass Disease Handbook
by Houston B. Couch
Hardcover from Krieger Publishing Company
Turfgrass Science and Management
by Robert D. Thomas, Robert D. Emmons

The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses: How to Grow and Use over 250 Beautiful and Versatile Plants
by John Greenlee, Derek Fell (Photographer)
(Hardcover -- November 1992)
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