Outdoor

Helleborus / Christmas Rose
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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.

spring flowers
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greenduck



Trees and shrubs that bloom in spring with robust fragrance should be put in the ground the previous fall. This allows the plant time to root before frost hits, a jump-start that’ll show in its future growth.


Englisch Heather
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greenduck

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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greenduck

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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Lavender, Allium
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greenduck

Combine Allium with Lavendel for an unexpected and striking contrast. Allium, with its large ball-flowers and sturdy stems, is one of the most imposing onion blooms. Its spherical umbels can be very large, like on Allium 'Globemaster.' 



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.

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