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Ornamental Grasses Gardening Tips

These grasses have been increasingly finding their way into backyard gardens due to their elegant but simple maintenance requirements. Their understated colours and charming shapes are highly appealing to gardeners. Suggestive names, like turkey foot, cloud grass, bottlebrush and foxtail are inspired by their inflorescences – their subtle flower plumes and tassels. While most grasses are either categorized as spreading or clump forming, various types…

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Selecting Bamboo Garden Variations

There are a number of different factors that are involved in choosing bamboo plants that can best suit your location and needs. Doing a bit of planning in advance can help to ensure that you plant the best bamboo for your individual needs. Uses There is an endless number of different uses for bamboo, in all of the various forms that it comes in: screens,…

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Interesting Bamboo Facts

Bamboo is a flowering plant, which is a member of the family Poaceae (grasses). Bamboo species number close to 1500 that are found in Sub-Saharan Africa, North and South America, Australia, as well as Asia. Bamboo typically grows under different climate conditions and on different attitudes, but the tropical climate is what it prefers most. Bamboo is one of the most exploited plants on Earth…