THE MODERN MINT BLOG

May24

Dan Pearson’s Must-Have Plants: Annuals, Bulbs and Climbers

We went to see Dan Pearson and Fergus Garrett speak at the Gardens Illustrated talk last week. Dan spoke about his gardening mentors, the Garden Bridge project for London and his current addiction for Epimediums… his work has evolved over the years – though always remained rooted in the nature of the place itself – he spoke of how his planting palette was changing and the gardens he makes looser and closer in feel to a natural space. The list he gives below is a useful starting point for anyone needing some gardening inspiration… and do also check out this review of his …

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May23

White Garden Plants

We have often been cited Sissinghurst and its White Garden as the ideal look a client wants. It is easy to see why this is – being easy on the eye, having plants people can recognise and encapsulating a fullness, a romantic notion, that can be easily described by clients who may otherwise struggle to express themselves. Originally the concept for Vita Sackville-West’s white garden was for it to be a ‘Grey’ garden… “I am trying to make a grey, green, and white garden… I visualize the white trumpets of dozens of Regale lilies, grown three years ago from seed, coming …

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May20

Modern Mint on Pinterest

As you know we have a huge interest in meadows and organic topiary. So to share what we love we have created a Pinterest page curating all the lovely photos and designs we see and do… enjoy! Visit the Modern Mint Pinterest page! Or, if pictures don’t rock your world, you can always have a read of these gardening and food related books… Succession Planting for Adventurous Gardeners The Damp Garden In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater’s Manifesto Eating Animals