Perennials/Grasses

Dahlias
© Fluwel
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greenduck

Dahlias should be a crucial part of any seasonally landscaped garden. Really, no other summer-blooming plant approaches it for impressive accents – and these last from July through to the first frost. Its blossoms, ensconced on high stems, make for real eye-catchers even on a small scale. Since the plant has its origins in Mexico, it won’t tolerate cold, and can only be planted now, in springtime.

Helleborus / Christmas Rose
© BBH
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greenduck

When most garden plants are hibernating, the Christmas Rose with its dark green foliage and radiant flowers provides colour in the winter garden. Purple, white, pink, pale yellow, black or spotted, Christmas roses are the must-haves this winter. Give them a place in the border or fill a couple of baskets.

Lavender
© GMH/Peter Behrens

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greenduck

Lavender is truly an easy-care plant, but you still need to find the right location for it in your yard: one that’s sunny and protected from the wind, if possible – this last part is particularly important for s

Shade perennials
© GMH / Christiane Bach
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greenduck

Under trees and shrubs, where the sunbeams play, filtered by leaves into patches of light that dance over the ground, it’s pleasantly cool and there’s a deliciously secretive atmosphere — and the subtle differences between shades of green are better appreciated here than anywhere else. Shady places are anything but ‘problem areas.’ There’s a great variety of perennials that flourish in shady conditions.

Lavender
© BBH
Submitted by
greenduck


The spicy, aromatic aroma and violet flowers of lavender can transform every garden into a bewitching oasis of wellbeing. For all that, it’s also a very humble garden inhabitant that doesn’t require much care.

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