Garden Design

Summertime Blooms
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greenduck

One of the loveliest vacation spots is right nearby: your own garden! It’s ideal for relaxing and easily reached, at any time. During the warm months, there are scores of handsome, easy-care plants with ample flowers that create an unspoiled holiday atmosphere.

Urban Garden
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greenduck

Good infrastructure and a lively cultural scene – persuasive arguments for city living. They have to be reconciled with a love of nature, however. Not only are there possibilities for experiencing nature with outings in and beyond the city limits, but there’s also potential in one’s own backyard.

garden design
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greenduck

With some tricks and the right choice of plants, small areas can be made to appear much larger. The best way to do this is to follow a few rules of thumb when first designing a garden.


Rhododendron
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greenduck

When planning a rhododendron garden, one should set a color scheme in a timely manner. Landscapers recommend either to opt for a single color or to choose flower colors that stand in stark contrast to each other. A jumble of random, unplanned colors in a bed next to each other should be avoided.

Garden Paths


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greenduck

Befestigte Wege führen sicher und bequem durch den Garten. Wohlbedacht und richtig angelegt verleihen Wege dem Garten Struktur und einen individuellen Charakter – je nachdem, wie sie verlaufen und aus welchem Material sie bestehen.

A Garden for Life
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greenduck

Source of relaxation and adventure playground, a spot for free-time activities and meeting point for companionable hours: a garden can be many things and it can change its face again and again, over the course of years, to suite the life stages of its users. The corresponding demands on garden design can also vary widely.

Kerria
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greenduck



Granted, “hanami,” the Japanese cherry blossom festival, is usually associated with white and pink flowers, but spring of course offers up many other colors. There’s an entire array of ornamental shrubs that bloom early in the year before leafing out and which bring dashes of red or yellow color to the garden. 



Cherry Tree
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greenduck

In Japan the blooming of the cherry trees is a nationwide event called “hanami,” or “flower viewing.” It marks the beginning of spring, serving, too, as a metaphor for beauty and transience. Hordes of people stream through the public parks and gardens, picknicking and celebrating with friends under canopies of pink and white blossoms.



Magnolia
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greenduck

The spectrum of magnolias extends from small shrubs to mid-range trees such as the star magnolia (Magnolia stellata), to the majestic specimens that herald spring from city parks and open spaces. Magnolias are differentiated into early (March/April), late spring (April/May), and summer (June/July) blooming varieties.

Corylus
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greenduck

Designing a garden that offers up novel impressions for every season is an exciting challenge. After the leaves have fallen, you’ll discover that a number of warm-weather woody plants, with their unusual branches, can also provide shapely elements over the course of a long winter.



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