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Relishing Red

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Red says, “Stop!”

From A Gardener Comes to Terms with Red:
Many garden designers caution against using red. English garden designer and writer Mary Keen warns, “Red… like all stimulants, needs to be handled carefully and treated with respect.” Even the adventurous gardener Christopher Lloyd complains “Large blocks of undiluted red are a mistake; as indigestible as swallowing a lump of uncooked dough.” Floral designer Malcolm Hillier calls red “A blunt jab in the ribs.”

Tulipa praestans‘Fusilier’ with Anemone blanda. Photo: Daniel Mount

SPRING:

Tulipa praestans  ‘Fusilier’; T. sprengeri; T. ‘King’s Blood’; T. ‘Red Shine’

Acer palmatum ‘Shishio Improved’

Chaenomeles japonica ‘ Texas Scarlet’

Rhododendron ‘Ostbo’s Red Elizabeth’ Photo: Daniel Mount

Rhododendron ‘Winsome’; R. ‘Ostbo’s Red Elizabeth’; R. ‘Mount Saint Helen’s’

Paeonia tenuifolia; P. ‘Illini Warrior’

Primula japonica ‘Miller’s Crimson’, P. veris ‘Sunset Shades’

Dahlia 'Urchin' Photo...

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