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Roses
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These days, garden roses come in an extensive variety of forms and colors, including pure blue and black. The blossoms can be single or clustered into different formations. According to their intended use, a suitable rose can be found for your garden. Growers distinguish between tea roses (tea hybrids), bedding roses (polyantha roses), ground-covering roses, and climbing or rambling roses. Today there are more than 30,000 known rose varieties … and, every year, new are added. Growers endeavor to develop new colors, fragrances, and forms, but there are also ongoing attempts to improve flower health and resistance to typical diseases such as mildew.



ornamental grasses
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With varying growth habits, sizes, forms, and colors, and a diversity of blossom, leaf, and blade structure, ornamental grasses are ideally suited to many different design ideas. They’re available in an array of color tones and shades: from bright red to gold, bronze, and silver to bluish and green.

Tulips
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Tulips, clogs, cheese, windmills, caravans, and coffee shops — that’s what many people think of when they hear “Holland.” But at the center of attention stand tulips, since, without them, spring here isn’t spring at all. For decades, tulips have been among the most desirable of cut flowers and garden plants. They are hits on the export market from the Netherlands and to this day, 80 percent of the world’s production originates there.

Climbing plants
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Many city dwellers dream of their own garden, a cultivated retreat where they can escape the crowds, noise, and stress — even if it’s only a balcony, rooftop terrace, or courtyard. Climbing plants are particularly well suited to creating a green oasis in a small space. They nestle right up to bare walls, fences, or railings and quickly transform brick and concrete into a green room full of life.

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Pelargonium RED FOX Big EZEE is best plant introduction at Four Oaks Trade Show 2014.
The winners of the Four Oaks Trade Show Awards were presented on Tuesday evening at a packed reception hosted by Horticulture Week.

Stauden-Phlox
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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.

Pflanzentrend Herbst 2014
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Autumn's plant trend, Simple Details, supports the growing optimism of little, daring dashes af change, renewal and growth with plants and exciting decorations. 

According to economists, politicians and trend researchers we are on our way to a favourable economic climate. The developing belief in prosperity and profit is noted because design is back in the lead and consumers are ready for development and new challenges in regard to the real estate market.



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