Garden Design

Roses
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These days, garden roses come in an extensive variety of forms and colors, including pure blue and black. The blossoms can be single or clustered into different formations. According to their intended use, a suitable rose can be found for your garden. Growers distinguish between tea roses (tea hybrids), bedding roses (polyantha roses), ground-covering roses, and climbing or rambling roses. Today there are more than 30,000 known rose varieties … and, every year, new are added. Growers endeavor to develop new colors, fragrances, and forms, but there are also ongoing attempts to improve flower health and resistance to typical diseases such as mildew.



Climbing plants
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Many city dwellers dream of their own garden, a cultivated retreat where they can escape the crowds, noise, and stress — even if it’s only a balcony, rooftop terrace, or courtyard. Climbing plants are particularly well suited to creating a green oasis in a small space. They nestle right up to bare walls, fences, or railings and quickly transform brick and concrete into a green room full of life.

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greenduck

Summer vacation offers sun and the promise of good weather. For most people summer vacation is just a few short weeks of relaxation before the daily grind starts up again. But if you have a garden or balcony, you can feel like you're on vacation even after coming home from a day at work. Best of all, you don't even have to bother with the hassle of travel to feel like you're away.

gardening with childrenn
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greenduck

Children can learn so much from experiences in the garden. If you've ever climbed trees as a child yourself and played between branches and canopy, you probably recall the memory fondly. Playing in the garden isn't just a way for children to have fun, it's also a way for them to learn about the world of plants. A child-friendly garden should be more than just a playground. Children can learn how to identify plants by touching them and experimenting with them. Beginning in kindergarden, children can shed their shyness by connecting with the natural world and can soon learn to identify and name different plants and animals.

Dachbegrünung
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Buildings with green rooftops return a bit of nature to an urban setting, thereby improving microclimates and reducing small particulate pollution. Green rooves are also lends excellent sound and temperature insulation to a home. Inhabitants can enjoy a reduction in their heating bill during the colder months and, in summer, the shade and evaporation effect of a green roof provides a noticeable cooling effect for the building.

Hydrangea
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greenduck

Modern hydrangeas are truly multitalented. They blossom in glorious globes on balconies and terraces, their abundant slender stalks captures the eye's attention, and they combine well with other flower bed plants.

Butterfly bush
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How flowers make themselves known! Finally, the time has come when we can sit outside into the twilight, enjoying mild evenings, listening to songbirds and letting the delicate fragrance of flowers wash over us. It’s not just we humans who are bewitched by the scent of fruit tree blossoms, the roses, lilacs, and other blooming plants — a variety of insects experience the same. For butterflies and bees, they’re rich sources of nectar.

Ton on Ton
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greenduck

White allows your garden to shine and doesn't have to be monotonous. A white garden is an especially alluring concept that an ever increasing number of gardening enthusiasts are enjoying. One thing that many underestimate is the power and necessity of a good plan before the construction of such a garden. When the wrong plants are combined or placed incorrectly, it creates a monotonous and boring plot.
An important prerequisite is to begin by creating a tranquil, dark background in front of which light colors will be able to display their effects.

Natural stone
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Natural stones are the ideal material to to give your garden new structures outfitted with individuality and quality, while preserving natural flair. They are one of the most original building materials of all, practically last forever and require basically no maintenance

Rhododendron
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greenduck

Every spring, rhododendrons steal the scene with their show of flowers. Most alluring are those in nuanced shades of violet and blue, but there are also varieties that bloom yellow, white, pink, orange, and red. Rhododendron shrubs can be found in almost every corner of the earth; worldwide, there are more than 1,000 species and varieties in a broad spectrum of sizes, from dwarf exemplars that grow just 8 inches high and are excellent for use in small or curbside gardens, to the 'giants' that top at 16 feet.

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