The variation within ornamental grasses is so big that you can easily create a diverse, attractive garden. In our showgarden at the nursery you can find many examples and compositions. While many ornamental grasses like to grow in a sunny spot, it is still possible to lay-out an attractive ornamental grasses garden in a (semi)shaded area, such as a north oriented front yard or in the shade of tall beech tree.
Plume forming grasses usually have a wonderful winter structure but towards spring still need to be pruned once a season. With the misfortune of a cold spring it may take more time before a grass garden is lush again in growth. To fill this gap in the spring, I often use early-flowering hardy bulbs in groups among the ornamental grasses. These include various types of Allium (ornamental onions) andEremurus(Cleopatra's Needle). This bulb / tuber crops are available to order in autumn. Sometimes some potted so they can still be planted in the spring.
We are located in Beesd, central in The Netherlands between cities Utrecht and 's-Hertogenbosch, at the western tip of the province Gelderland. We are easily accessible by car from highway A2, exit 14 and by train (10 minutes walk from railway station Beesd).