To learn more about grasses, consult The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes, by Rick Darke (Timber Press 2007). Darke, North America's most noted expert, examines the aesthetic quality of grasses, the conservation value of these plants in private and public spaces, as well as practical matters of propagation, growth, and maintenance. The book is illustrated with more than 1,000 stunning photographs of plants and gardens.
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You can now extend the life of frost-sensitive plants with FreezePruf, a foliar/floral spray that increases plant resistance to cold damage and mortality between 2.2 and 9.4 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on plant variety. The spray works by strengthening cell walls, depressing the freezing point of plant tissues, and protecting against ice crystal damage. One application of the biodegradable, weather-resistant formula lasts up to six weeks.