THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jun23

99 Flowers Project

We do like a project here at Modern Mint, and 99 Flowers is our new one.

The 99 Flowers Project is being run by Stefano of Modern Mint, and over the next 99 days Stefano will be creating 99 portraits of flowers, bringing a touch of the art and illustration world to the ephemeral beauty of flowers. Will you be able to identify each flower?

Each new flower will be uploaded on to our Pinterest Page daily and Stefano’s illustrations can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter. We hope you enjoy seeing a new flower each day! The first few are already up to view …

Aster x fikartii Burgundy Ice Rose

 

 

Jun14

The Telegraph Wrote About My Topiary Work Yesterday

If you have a subscription, you can check out an article about bespoke ideas for your garden in the Telegraph. There are some great crafts people there, so check it out. Click Here To See The Article About my Topiary Work In The Telegraph

Jun06

Lockdown Thinking, Changes A-Coming…

Topiary Modern Mint

Lockdown has given me a chance to look through old notebooks and begin, gently, to piece together some sort of narrative about Modern Mint and how it has grown over the last six years. And it has changed massively in that time! Modern Mint Now, June Lockdown 2020 I currently make and maintain topiary all over the UK for clients who love well-pruned hedges and sculptures. I love this job – it is a beautiful art. In the winter I prune wisteria, roses and fruit trees in orchards. Much colder, shorter work days… but equally satisfying work. I give talks …

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Jun06

The Garden In Motion

During lockdown I went through a number of old notebooks. I found a note about Gilles Clement and The Garden In Motion – Le Jardin En Mouvement. Underneath my note I had written: “To be researched more! Something to definitely think over!” Now, five years later I have looked again… and am thrilled by this idea. The Garden In Motion is about taking a piece of unused land, and then as the gardener you make choices to do ‘as much as possible for the land and as little as possible against’ it. You are talking about limited input – watering, …

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