When creating alfresco wonderlands, landscape designers utilize every option in their toolbox: trees to supply rigid structure and flamboyant and showy annual flowers as eye candy (much like adding jewelry to an outfit). But their ultimate secret weapon might just be ornamental grasses. Dotting your garden with these plants is akin to giving your landscape a good hair day: they provide romantic texture and practically dance, catching the wind in a poetic way that can calm the senses.

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