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colored leaves
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When it comes to creating accents with color, gardeners most often choose plants with attractive blossoms. All well and good, but the variety of leaf coloration that woody perennials and shrubs have to offer means even more possibilities for designing your grounds — and practicing some exquisite taste with plants that are striking for their golden yellow, red, or variegated foliage.

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Lavandula angustifolia is native to the mountains surrounding the Mediterranean. The bushy subshrub has been well-known since the Middle Ages and was often planted, especially in monasteries, due to its valued scented oil and its distinguished properties. Today it’s a popular ornamental for the garden and is becoming even more popular as a potted plant for terraces and balconies due to its unmistakable scent.

Easter decoration
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Easter marks the beginning of a feast and allows us to take a break from the everyday life. It gives families the opportunity to focus on cosiness and the decoration of their homes.

The season offers a bucket full of potted plants that easily combines with the personal interior decoration made by you.

Downderry Lavendula
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Everyone knows the pictures of the blue fields of lavender from the bucolic French Provence. But lavender doesn’t only blossom in blue; it can also be violet, light pink, light blue, and bright white. Flower shape and plant form vary as well. Besides that, lavender doesn’t just grow in the Mediterranean region; it can also be successfully grown in northern regions. So that their kings and queens could drink lavender tea and enjoy the scented soaps and oils they produced, official court gardeners introduced lavender to English castle gardens centuries ago.