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A dynamic design for a garden passageway

A transitional space can be a destination in its own right

A view from above toward the rear of the property.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
A view from above toward the street.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

In the March/April 2008 issue of Fine Gardening, Garden designer and plantsman Scott Endres of St. Paul, Minnesota, shared his methods for creating a successful passageway garden. Here is an opportunity to tour Scott’s garden with him, and to find out what kinds of plants he used in his spectacular design.

Video: A Virtual Tour of Scott Endres’ Garden

Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

1. Amur maackia (Maackia amurensis, Zones 5-7)
2. Imperial taro (Colocasia esculenta ‘Illustris’,
Zones 8-11)
3. Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides cvs.)
4. ‘Tardiva’ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’,
Zones 4-8)
5. ‘Rose Glow’ barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’, Zones 4-8)
6. ‘Matrona’ sedum (Sedum telephium ‘Matrona’, Zones 4-9)
7. Red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’, Zones 9-11)
8. Zinnias (Zinnia ‘Profusion’ series and ‘Star’ series)
9. Variegated iris (Iris pallida ‘Albo-marginata’, Zones 4-9)
10. Curry plant (Helichrysum italicum)
11. ‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’, Zones 4-9)
12. Cockscomb (Celosia argentea cv., annual)
13. ‘Vancouver Centennial’ geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum ‘Vancouver Centennial’)
14. ‘Lemon Twist’ plectranthus (Plectranthus ‘Lemon Twist’, Zones 10-11)
15. ‘Helmond Pillar’ Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Hellmond Pillar’, Zones 5-8)
16. ‘Willow Wood’ Asiatic lily (Lilium ‘Willow Wood’, Zones 3-8)
17. ‘Winter Glow’ Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia ‘Winter Glow’, Zones 3-8)
18. October daphne (Sedum sieboldii, Zones 5-9)
19. Golden Korean fir (Abies koreana ‘Aurea’, Zones 5-6)
20. ‘Lime Glow’ creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis ‘Lime Glow’,
Zones 3-9)
21. ‘Purple Emperor’ sedum (Sedum ‘Purple Emperor’, Zones 3-9)
22. ‘Elijah Blue’ blue fescue (Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’, Zones 4-8)
23. Silver sage (Salvia argentea)
24. Castor beans (Ricinus communis and cvs., Zone 11)
25. Gas plant (Dictamnus albus, Zones 3-8)
26. ‘Compactum’ European cranberry bush (Viburnum opulus ‘Compactum’, Zones 3-8)
‘Green Goddess’ peony (Paeonia ‘Green Goddess’, Zones 3-8)
‘America’ Asiatic lily (Lilium ‘America’, Zones 3-8)
Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens and cvs.)
‘Biokovo’ hardy geranium (Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’,
Zones 4-8)
‘Mops’ sawara cypress (Chamacyparis pisifera ‘Mops’, Zones 4-8)
Regal Prince oak (Quercus ‘Long’, Zones 4-8)
‘Sherwood Gladiator’ daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Sherwood Gladiator’,
Zones 3-9)
34. ‘Hot Lips’ turtlehead (Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’, Zones 3-9)
‘Black Magic’ elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’, Zones 8-11)
‘Miss Kim’ lilac (Syringa pubescens ssp. patula ‘Miss Kim’, Zones 4-8)
Tiger Eyes sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’, Zones 4-8)
‘Ingwersen’s Variety’ geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Ingwersen’s Variety’, Zones 4-8)
Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum spp. and cvs.)
‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’ limber pine (Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’, Zones 4-7)
‘Obsidian’ heuchera (Heuchera ‘Obsidian’, Zones 4-9)
‘Immortality’ bearded iris (Iris ‘Immortality’, Zones 3-9)
43. ‘Gateway’
Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum ‘Gateway’, Zones 3-9)
44. ‘Raspberry Wine’
Bee balm (Monarda didyma ‘Raspberry Wine’, Zones 4-9)
45. Emperor I  Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Wolff’, Zones 4-8)
46. ‘Marmalade’ heuchera (Heuchera ‘Marmalade’, Zones 4-9)
47. ‘Blue Star’ juniper (Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’, Zones 4-9)
48. ‘Gracillimus’ miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus, Zones 4-9)
49. Variegated yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus ‘Variegata’, Zones 4-8)
50. ‘Horstmann’s Silberlocke’ Korean fir (Abies koreana ‘Horstmann’s Silberlocke’, Zones 5-6)
51. ‘September Charm’ Chinese anemone (Anemone hupehensis ‘September Charm’, Zones 5-7)
52. Maiden hair fern (Adiantum sp., Zones 3-11)
53. ‘Hadspen Cream’ brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Hadspen Cream’, Zones 3-7)
54. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Zones 4-9)
55. Variegated Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica ‘Variegata’, Zones 5-7)
56. ‘June’ hosta (Hosta ‘June’, Zones 3-9)
57. ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ ligularia (Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, Zones 4-8)
58. Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola, Zones 5-9)
59. ‘Arendsii’ monkshood (Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’, Zones 3-8)
60. ‘Titanic’ hosta (Hosta ‘Titanic’, Zones 3-9)
61. Yellow wax-bells (Kirengeshoma palmata, Zones 4-8)
62. ‘Minnesota Strain’ Northern redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Minnesota Strain’, Zones 4-9)
63. Polka-dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya, Zones 10-11)
64. ‘Carol Mackie’ daphne (Daphne X burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’, Zones 4-7)
65. Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana cvs., annual)
66. Mulberry (Morus sp., Zones 4-9)
67. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera cvs., Zones 4-11)
68. Water lilies (Nymphaea cvs., Zones 3-11)
69. Golden sedum (Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’, Zones 6-9)
70. ‘Burgundy Glow’ bugleweed (Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’, Zones3-9)
71. ‘Imagination’ verbena (Verbena speciosa ‘Imagination’)

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