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The Right Tree for My Property
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Finding the best tree for your personal garden isn’t so simple. You should carefully consider what to plant, since the tree will have a significant place in the garden and can’t be moved around as readily as other perennials or shrubs. It will be around for many years as a joyful presence and should appear handsome throughout the year.

Overwintering Container Plants
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In the past, few people could afford large, valuable container plants. They built splendid orangeries for their palms, lemon trees, oleander, and bay bushes. Plants from warm climates survived the frost in an overwintering house. These days, anyone can afford this service, without so much as needing a winter garden. Instead, the plants can overwinter with professionals.



Liquidambar
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Our tip for cultivating a richly colored late fall with woody plants: the Liquidambar or sweet gum tree. It’s one of the last to lose its leaves as the year wanes. It’s almost as if it doesn’t want to give up the green gown that budded late in spring and now, in fall, gleams with glorious colors.

Englisch Heather
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Flowers in winter are seldom in the garden. English heather is the exception here. From October through April the blooms show their colors – red violet, pink, and white. While other plants blossom in spring and summer, its evergreen leaves cover the ground and make a reliably green background.

Narcissus
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With narcissus, most people think of yellow. This is the color we most yearn for after winter, since it stands for sun and invariably for joy and good spirits. There are actually many narcissus in the sun’s color, but that hasn’t been the whole story for a while: some bloom in pure snow white, others in crème and orange tones, some even come in more than one color. But even that’s not all: next to the classic shape of the well-known daffodils there are, for example, also double petalled varieties and others with elegantly swept back petals, such as the reminiscent cyclamen narcissus.

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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.



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