Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


November, 2000
Regional Report

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Ornamental Grasses in Nebraska Landscapes
Although published by the University of Nebraska, Ornamental Grasses in Nebraska Landscapes ( has a detailed overview that's applicable for most gardeners who grow ornamental grasses, both native and exotic. It includes detailed information about selection, planting, care, and maintenance, as well as a thoroughly useful chart that highlights ornamental characteristics, hardiness zones, and cultural preferences for many typical ornamental grasses.


Creating a Cottage Garden in North America
Creating a Cottage Garden In North America, by Stephen Westcott-Gratton (Fulcrum Publishing, 2000; $30), celebrates the cottage gardens of yore and inspires us with beautiful photos. Even better, horticulturist and designer Westcott-Gratton shows us how to create a contemporary version at home, using plants and practical techniques successfully adapted to our own growing conditions and climate.


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