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Art in the garden: Ornamental grasses add texture to the garden

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A variegated maidenhair grass is lovely when backlit by the setting sun.

The seedheads of switch grass mingle beautifully with Joe Pye weed.

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Ornamental grasses offer fine texture while adding bold presence to the landscape. They can be used as accent plants in mixed borders or as backdrops for perennials. Some grasses are lovely edging a pathway while others are useful to cover a slope.
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    • A variegated maidenhair grass is lovely when backlit by the setting sun.
    • The seedheads of switch grass mingle beautifully with Joe Pye weed.
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