Outdoor

Acer palmatum
© GMH/GBV
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greenduck

Trees and shrubs delight us with a beautiful fall color at the end of the season. When the days get shorter and the abundance of flowers of summer gradually fades, it is time for the trees and shrubs: in spring they delighted us with their fresh green, later were an attractive backdrop for perennials and summer flowers and donated shade on hot days, but now put their leaves in focus in a spectacular fashion.

Multiply perennials
© GMH/Christiane Bach

Author: 

greenduck

No other form of reproduction is as simple as division. Through division one gets several vital individual plants that can be re-arranged. Also, rejuvenated plants are healthier and grow more happily.

Autumn anemones
© momosu / pixelio

Author: 

greenduck

Now autumn anemones are available in many varieties and blooming shades. Get them now – this robust fall beauty thrives in humus-rich soil in sunny or partially shaded beds and overwinters without any problems when it waterlogging is prevented.

Rosa, Carex, Heuchera, Oxalis
© Floradania
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greenduck

Even the late summer brings many happy hours. Now depleted summer flowers are replaced with autumn flowering bulbs which once again conjure new color impressions on balcony and terrace. Late summer days invite us to plant. The sooner the plants get into the ground, the better they will be rooted and delight us well into December. Many varieties then restart in the spring.

sunflower, Helianthus
© Birgitta Hohenester / pixelio
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greenduck

The sunflower (Helianthus) is the majestic queen of summer flowers. Is there any other flower which reminds us of the sun and the summer like the sunflower?

Mandevilla
© Floradania
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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.

Roses, Hydrangea, Margerites
© Floradania
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greenduck

While many people think of potted plants as something you have on a window-sill, garden expert Claus Dalby talks about how he uses potted plants outdoors, and combines them to create small still life tableaux.

Dahlias
© Fluwel
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greenduck

Dahlias should be a crucial part of any seasonally landscaped garden. Really, no other summer-blooming plant approaches it for impressive accents – and these last from July through to the first frost. Its blossoms, ensconced on high stems, make for real eye-catchers even on a small scale. Since the plant has its origins in Mexico, it won’t tolerate cold, and can only be planted now, in springtime.

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