Our gardens can be a tapestry of colors, shapes, and textures, and a fresh design takes all of these elements into consideration. But when I want a plant that hits all of these marks, grasses are what I choose. They can often be the backbone of a successful garden design. Whether planted as solo specimens or grouped in a swath, grasses will catch your eye with their distinctive textural blades.
They often grow either in a bunched or rhizomatous habit, meaning they spread underground or stand alone as clumps. Either way, they can quickly offer a meadow or prairie effect when planted in masses.