Perennials/Grasses

Hebe
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greenduck

Fancy giving your summer garden or terrace a boost? The Hebe, also known as the veronica bush, is definitely the plant for you as it will introduce some sensational colour back into your garden. The Hebe, named after the Greek Goddess of Youth who served nectar and ambrosia to the gods, is deliciously versatile and is also incredibly popular, with gardeners and butterflies alike!

Dahlias
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Author: 

greenduck

If you have not planted Dahlia tubers in spring - now lush flowering varieties are available at the store.

Grasses, Sedge
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greenduck



It’s hard to imagine having an eye-catching combination of plants without the characteristically gracious foliage of grasses. One of the most attractive of these comes from the sedge group (Carex). Not only does it create a mellow spot for relaxation amongst the blooming perennial beds, but it’s also a great structural element for cut-flower arrangements.



Rock_cress_and_Saxifrage
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greenduck

Groundcovering perennials such as saxifrage and rock cress/aubretia are a good choice for stony surfaces and walls. But in beds, too, their delicate blossoms will spread over the years into a soft carpet, giving gardening enthusiasts a lot of joy without much effort.



Sonnenhut
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Author: 

greenduck

Now’s the time to plant perennials, transplant perennials ...
Once you’ve brought home your new perennials, make sure to water them thoroughly before planting. Hold the pot under water until no more air bubbles rise to the surface.

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greenduck

Perennials in warm, sunny tones capture the spirit of summer and make for an uplifted mood in the garden. Luminous yellow, vigorous orange, and fiery red — these are real power colors that coneflowers (Rudbeckia), false sunflower (Heliopsis), Helenium, and perennial sunflowers (such as Helianthus microcephalus) come clothed in.

Foxgloves
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Author: 

greenduck

Now is the time to sow two-year summer flowers such as hollyhocks and foxgloves. They regularly saw themselves in late summer but often flourish in other colors then. Who wants to achieve a certain color effect should therefore better buy seeds.

Lavender
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Author: 

greenduck

Some perennials can be stimulated to a second bloom through a cut back. These include catmint, lady's mantle, ornamental sage, larkspur and lavender. Cut shoots after first flowering up to a height of 4 inches (10 cm).

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