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 hopefully plant a tree or two… we have so far seen his views on bulbs, perennials and grasses, but now we come to what he recommends we plant in the woodier genre! I would love to plant some of these and use them as topiary, my own favourite style of gardening – which you can see more of here in The Guardian. The Laurus nobles he recommends planting is of course a brilliant plant for topiary and pruning, mostly because it reflects the light and grows back when pruned. …

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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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