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Growing ornamental grasses is fun. You can decorate your house, garden, balcony or patio with them. So, what are the best ornamental grasses for containers? We named a few, check out!

Best Ornamental Grasses for Containers and How to Grow them

Growing ornamental grasses is fun. You can decorate your house, garden, balcony or patio with them. So, what are the best ornamental grasses for containers? We named a few, check out!

Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows

Gardening in the Shade: Annual Plants for Shady Areas

Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows

Rubra. This Japanese blood grass begins life a lush shade of green before growing blood like tips in the Autumn.

Rubra. This Japanese blood grass begins life a lush shade of green before growing blood like tips in the Autumn.

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.

One of the best and most versatile evergreen grasses, this will thrive in sun or shade, and glows shades of copper, gold and bronze in the autumn, hence its common name, Pheasant’s Tail Grass. It has a soft, arching habit, so plant it among shrubs for textural contrast, or in a mixed or herbaceous border.

One of the best and most versatile evergreen grasses, this will thrive in sun or shade, and glows shades of copper, gold and bronze in the autumn, hence its common name, Pheasant’s Tail Grass. It has a soft, arching habit, so plant it among shrubs for textural contrast, or in a mixed or herbaceous border.

#Shade Gardening - perennial ornamental grass Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' forms a vivid mound of bright yellow leaves with a few slender, green stripes.

Shade-Loving Container Plants

#Shade Gardening - perennial ornamental grass Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' forms a vivid mound of bright yellow leaves with a few slender, green stripes.

Tropical Gardens | Hakonechloa macra in forefront of ferns, palms and other tropical plants

Tropical Gardens | Hakonechloa macra in forefront of ferns, palms and other tropical plants

Phormium 'Bronze Baby' - evergreen plant which rarely flowers, grows to about 80cm - possible alternative to Purple fountain grass

Phormium 'Bronze Baby' - evergreen plant which rarely flowers, grows to about 80cm - possible alternative to Purple fountain grass

Shade plant combination: Hostas, Japanese Painted Ferns, Japanese Forest Grass

Shade plant combination: Hostas, Japanese Painted Ferns, Japanese Forest Grass

Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. – Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard

Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. – Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard

a garden in the shade, container gardening, flowers, gardening, landscapes, outdoor living, succulents, Along the driveway there is a bit more sunlight and she has added Japanese Blood Grass into the mix Warning Before you add Japanese Blood Grass to your wish list for spring be aware that it can be a bit invasive

A Garden in the Shade

a garden in the shade, container gardening, flowers, gardening, landscapes, outdoor living, succulents, Along the driveway there is a bit more sunlight and she has added Japanese Blood Grass into the mix Warning Before you add Japanese Blood Grass to your wish list for spring be aware that it can be a bit invasive

Golden Hakone Grass- One of the best grasses for shade and will take full sun to full shade. Nice bright color to brighten up a dark corner.  Deer resistant, 12-14" tall, zones 5-9

Golden Hakone Grass- One of the best grasses for shade and will take full sun to full shade. Nice bright color to brighten up a dark corner. Deer resistant, 12-14" tall, zones 5-9