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Modern Garden

Create a setting which feels inviting, personalized and artful!

Modern garden designs are generally characterized by the absence of symmetry, free-flowing spaces and by sharp lines, both vertical and horizontal. They are based on a geometric layout and rely on scale and proportion to add drama in the absence of decorative ornaments. More focus is placed on materials or architecture than on plants. The material palette is kept to a minimum with smooth concrete used for walls or paving and limestone or slate for floors. Large slabs are often favored to create clean, uninterrupted surfaces. Planting tends also to be limited primarily to specimen trees, clipped hedges, lawns, and large blocks of simple plantings with architectural specimens. Reflective pools provide serene surfaces and bring light into the garden.


Modern Garden Guides


Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' (Boxwood)

Compact, Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' (Boxwood) is a small, slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub with soft and lush foliage of ovate, fairly glossy leaves, up to 1 in. long (2 cm). Tough, hardy and easy to grow, this dwarf Boxwood provides color year-round

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather Reed Grass)

Fast growing, reliable, with a multi-season interest, this cool season grass is not only beautiful, it is also virtually care-free and quite versatile.

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Carex comans 'Frosted Curls' (New Zealand Hair Sedge)

One of the most striking New Zealand Hairy Sedge, Carex comans 'Frosted Curls' is a very distinctive ornamental grass with pale silvery green grasslike leaves that curl gracefully towards the ground, delicately softening any landscape

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Carex comans Bronze-Leaved (New Zealand Hair Sedge)

Carex comans Bronze-Leaved is a delightful New Zealand Hairy Sedge forming a low, cascading mound of narrowly linear, reddish-brown leaves, with inconspicuous brown flower spikes in late summer.

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Carex elata 'Aurea' (Bowles' Golden Sedge)

One of the most striking golden Sedge, award-winning Carex elata 'Aurea' or Bowles' Golden Sedge is a very distinctive ornamental grass with shimmering yellow blades and with fine green edges that curl gracefully towards the ground, delicately softening any landscape

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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (Sedge)

One of the most striking golden Sedge, award-winning Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' is a very distinctive ornamental grass with narrow arching creamy-yellow leaves adorned with fine dark green edges. Valuable for its stunning appeal, this highly decorative semi-evergreen grass is one of the most beautiful ornamental grasses for the garden

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Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' (New Zealand Hair Sedge)

Extraordinarily eye-catching, Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' is also one of the cold-hardier New Zealand Hairy Sedges. It forms a low, cascading mound of narrow, arching, olive-green leaves tipped with bright orange highlights.

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Carex testacea (New Zealand Hair Sedge)

One of the cold-hardier New Zealand Hairy Sedges, Carex testacea forms a low, cascading mound of narrow, arching, olive-green leaves turning coppery-brown in summer and adding warm, orange tints in winter.

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Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea' (Hakone Grass)

Extraordinarily eye-catching, Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea' (Hakone Grass) is a very elegant golden variegated grass that adds drama to any garden.

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Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' (Hakone Grass)

Adding a jolt of color in any garden or container, Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' (Hakone Grass) is a brilliant golden grass that literally gleams in the shade. Its bright foliage forms a cascading mound of gracefully arching, slender blades that tend to become chartreuse in shade, and pure gold in the sun.

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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Hakone Grass)

One of the most superb ornamental grasses, Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Hakone Grass) is a very beautiful golden variegated grass. Its foliage forms attractive mounds of gracefully arching, shiny leaves that ripple in the slightest breeze.

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Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi' (Hakone Grass)

A recent introduction of great interest, Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi' (Hakone Grass) forms a compact cascading mound of gracefully arching, slender blades, beautifully variegated creamy-yellow and green throughout spring and summer. As soon as the cooler weather of fall sets in, the soft foliage turns gradually brilliant purplish-red

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Hakonechloa macra 'Nicolas' (Hakone Grass)

A true beauty for shady combinations, Hakonechloa macra 'Nicolas' (Hakone Grass) is a very interesting for of Japanese Forest Grass. Forming a compact cascading mound of gracefully arching, slender blades, its solid green foliage throughout spring and summer, turns brilliant red, orange and gold as soon as the cooler weather of fall sets in.

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Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass)

Hakonechloa macra is more sun tolerant, drought tolerant, cold-hardy, faster growing and easier to propagate than 'Aureola'.

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Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass)

Grown for its handsome and eye-catching foliage, Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra) is a long-lived, tough, ornamental grass that, unlike most grasses, loves moist shady conditions.

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Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' (Japanese Blood Grass)

Striking and eye-catching with its brilliant crimson leaves, Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' is a very distinctive ornamental grass. It produces upright, bright green blades whose upper half turns cranberry-red in summer and deepens to burgundy until late fall before it goes dormant in winter

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo' (Maiden Grass)

Beautiful in her autumnal tints! Very floriferous, award-winner Maiden Grass 'Flamingo' is a lovely ornamental grass grown for its rose-pink, slightly pendant flower plumes on display from late summer on

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Ghana' (Maiden Grass)

One of the best for fall color, award-winner Maiden Grass 'Ghana' (Miscanthus sinensis) is a very attractive ornamental grass grown for its reddish flower plumes on display from late summer on.

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' (Maiden Grass)

One of the most popular variety of Japanese Silver Grasses, Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' is a spectacular ornamental grass grown for its abundant, purple-flushed, flower plumes on display in late summer.

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Grosse Fontane' (Maiden Grass)

Tall and majestic, award-winner Maiden Grass 'Grosse Fontane' (Miscanthus sinensis) or 'Large Fountain' in English, is an impressive ornamental grass with attractive, airy plumes which emerge red in mid-late summer and turn shiny silvery-white in the fall.

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Kaskade' (Maiden Grass)

Tall and robust, award-winner Maiden Grass 'Kaskade' is a remarkable ornamental grass grown for its large, cascading, rose-pink flower plumes on display from mid-late summer on.

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne' (Maiden Grass)

Ideal for small gardens! Quite compact, award-winner Maiden Grass 'Kleine Silberspinne' (Miscanthus sinensis) or 'Little Silver Spider' in English, is a remarkable ornamental grass for many reasons.

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten' (Maiden Grass)

Extremely compact, Maiden Grass 'Little Kitten' (Miscanthus sinensis) is perfect for small gardens.

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus' (Maiden Grass)

A fabulous focal point! Vigorous and free-flowering, Maiden Grass 'Malepartus' is a spectacular ornamental grass grown for its abundant and huge, pink-tinged flower plumes on display in late summer.

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