Ornamental grasses are becoming more popular. Dozens of ornamental grasses are now available, and new forms are being introduced each year. The reasons for this astonishing rise in popularity appear to center around the practicability, as well as the aesthetic merits of ornamental grasses. As the public becomes more environmentally aware, and learns more about low maintenance plants and sustainable landscapes, ornamental grasses that can tolerate extremes of drought and wetness are eagerly sought. Many ornamental grasses are also able to endure the extreme winters in Iowa. Ornamental grasses are also a part of the growing popularity of water gardening, as transitional elements between dry land and water.

Little Girl in Ornamental Grass