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Container Plants
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greenduck

Evergreen boxwood ball topiaries might be classic exemplars of container plants, but there are other woody plants that will thrive in large pots and delight the senses with comely flowers and tasty fruit. Skilfully placed on balconies or terraces, container plantings can serve as a privacy screen and wind shield that also provide color, fragrance, and enjoyment to every spot.

Shade perennials
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greenduck

Under trees and shrubs, where the sunbeams play, filtered by leaves into patches of light that dance over the ground, it’s pleasantly cool and there’s a deliciously secretive atmosphere — and the subtle differences between shades of green are better appreciated here than anywhere else. Shady places are anything but ‘problem areas.’ There’s a great variety of perennials that flourish in shady conditions.

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.

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.

Grünpflanzen
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greenduck


Green plants cover a wide range of plants, that can be anything but green. Some has multicoloured, varied or spotted leaves while others have leaves with a greyish or reddish glow. The plant provide a wealth of opportunities to freshen up the living room in winter where chilly weather forces us to stay inside our homes. 



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.

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