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Fleischfressenden Pflanzen
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One bite and they’re gone. Carnivorous plants, or carnivores, use their colourful and whimsical appearance to lure spiders and insects. Then they sneakily catch and digest these juicy creatures. The motto of this houseplant? Lovely, ruthless and definitely not for the faint hearted.

wild fruit
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It’s birdsong that makes a country breakfast on the balcony or patio truly idyllic. The best way to attract them and other animals is a stand of wild fruit trees. Bearing blossoms in springtime and fruit in summer and fall, they’re lovely to look at and also provide protection and food for native animals. The harvest is for homeowners, too – provided the robins, thrushes, finches, and starlings leave something leftover.

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The large perennial phlox (Phlox paniculata) has a peculiar significance in garden history: the eye-catching perennial had a major part in the changeover in 19th century farm gardens from purely useful plantings to a place where plants were raised for their beauty. Phlox fascinated people early on, with its luminous blossoms and its fragrance, emitted above all on summer evenings. In modern garden design, too, phlox has pride of place, since the variety of blossom colors offers countless interesting design possibilities.

Late summer
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Is summer over, or is now the time for us to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and subdued colour play of late summer? If you are ready to renew your plants in the pot garden and enjoy late summer to the fullest, you are clearly one of those who can still look forward to many pleasures on the terrace and garden in August and September.