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Mandevilla
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greenduck

Eincremen nicht vergessen, lautet die Empfehlung beim Sonnenbaden. Während wir uns mit Creme vor den Strahlen der Sonne schützen müssen, gibt es andere Lebewesen im Garten, die in der sengenden Sommersonne prächtig gedeihen. Viele der Pflanzen, mit denen wir uns im Sommer im Garten umgeben, stammen ursprünglich aus südlichen Ländern, wo gleißende Sonne und hohe Temperaturen an der Tagesordnung sind und der Sonnenschutzfaktor kein Thema ist.

Roses, Hydrangea, Margerites
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greenduck

There are many decorative woody perennials that will turn your garden into a real flower paradise during the warm months. By the time springtime’s colorful splendor of forsythia, ornamental cherry, and magnolia has passed, the magnificent flowering period for summer bloomers – hydrangea, clematis, and butterfly bush – has just begun.

Roses, Hydrangea, Margerites
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greenduck

While many people think of potted plants as something you have on a window-sill, garden expert Claus Dalby talks about how he uses potted plants outdoors, and combines them to create small still life tableaux.

Dahlias
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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.

Ivy
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greenduck

Houseplant of the month of April 2015: In the fourth month of the year the Ivy or Hedera is the Houseplant of the month. The Ivy is one of the most air purifying houseplants. It absorbs harmful substances out of the air and exchanges them for pure oxygen.

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