Darke's voice is one of the most authoritative and pleasing to read in the world of horticulture, and in this small-format compendium on myriad grasses, his exceptional photographs provide an alluring complement. As availability of new species and cultivars continues to increase at an amazing pace, gardeners require updated resources. In this handy guide, Darke extends the material and research from his Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses
(1999), adding descriptions of the most current plant choices. The use of ornamental grasses in garden designs has greatly beautified and enlivened personal and public landscapes in recent years. Darke's latest effort, including a source list, provides essential and helpful advice for selecting and cultivating a breathtaking range of grasses for every situation. Alice JoyceCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"A thorough, scholarly handbook that's valuable for identification and information."
—Joel M. Lerner, Washington Post
, August 20, 2005 (The Washington Post
"It's the perfect size for trips to the nursery and provides quick reference to help you 'weed' through the varietal fields of grasses."
—ohn Bagnasco, Garden Compass
, April 2005 (Garden Compass
"This easy-to-use pocket size edition of colorful ornamental grasses with color photos taken by the author is a great help to any gardener planning on adding them to the garden design."
—Joanne S. Carpender, National Gardener
, November 2004 (National Gardener