THE MODERN MINT BLOG

May29

Roses

Most garden designers have a palette of plants they trust, know and use. This repetition gives a certain style to their work …

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May27

Dan Pearson’s Must-Have Plants: Shrubs & Trees

The final part of Dan Pearson’s list, to inspire you to plant a tree or two… and do also check out this review of his excellent book ‘Spirit’. Shrubs Aesculus parviflora Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Chimonanthus praecox ‘Grandiflorus’ Euonymus planipes Hamamelis x Intermedia ‘Jelena’ Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group Ilex x Koehneana ‘Chestnut Leaf’ Indigofera ‘Claret Cascade’ Laurus nobilis f. angustifolia Magnolia wilsonii Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ Rosa ‘Ausday’ Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis ‘Dragon Gate’ Salix purpurea ‘Nancy Saunders’ Trees Cercidiphyllum japonicum Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ Cornus ‘Norman Hadden’ Crataegus monogyna Liquidambar acalycina Malus hupehensis Sorbus torminalis Stewartia monadelpha Read part 1, …

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May26

Dan Pearson’s Must-Have Plants: Perennials

Now we get to the heart of Dan Pearson’s plant recommendations… and he offers far more perennials than another designer we have written of… (Do also check out this review of his excellent book ‘Spirit’.) Perennials Acanthus mollis latifolius group ‘Rue Ledan’ Actaea cordifolia Anemone x Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ Angelica edulis Aralia cordata Baptisia Alba var. Macrophylla Brunnera macrophylla ‘Betty Bowring’ Bupleurum longifolium ‘Bronze Beauty’ Cephalaria dipsacoides Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Blackbird’ Digitalis ferruginea Disporum longistylum ‘Night Heron’ Epimedium wushanense ‘caramel’ Erigeron karvinskianus Eryngium agavifolium Eryngium ebracteatum Ferula tingitana ‘Cedric Morris’ Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’ Gaura lindheimeri Geranium ‘Tiny Monster’ Gillenia …

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