Outdoor

Downderry Lavendula
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greenduck

Everyone knows the pictures of the blue fields of lavender from the bucolic French Provence. But lavender doesn’t only blossom in blue; it can also be violet, light pink, light blue, and bright white. Flower shape and plant form vary as well. Besides that, lavender doesn’t just grow in the Mediterranean region; it can also be successfully grown in northern regions. So that their kings and queens could drink lavender tea and enjoy the scented soaps and oils they produced, official court gardeners introduced lavender to English castle gardens centuries ago.

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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greenduck

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.

Viola
© Floradania
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greenduck

Viola and spring is a two-sided matter and the new exciting varieties with hanging growth gives even more decoration possibilities for those who are passionate about spring. With flowers in pure and clear colours, Viola is a humorous new input for spring pots. There are both old and new acquaintances in this broad range.

Butterfly Bush
© greenduck

Author: 

greenduck

This is the proper time for cutting of many trees and shrubs: after the winter - before sprouting: when the forsythia bloom. Also perennials that still carry the old leaves are now pruned.

© GMH/FGJ
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greenduck

Fresh colors expel the winter gray. While nature still needs some time, there already is a wealth of flowering plants available for sale that can bring spring into your home. Many interesting new varieties promise a cheerful start to the season.

Evergreen
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Author: 

greenduck

All evergreen garden plants such as rhododendrons, boxwood, cherry laurel and coniferous trees are best planted or replanted in late summer.

Heath
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Author: 

greenduck

When the sun shines in particularly warm tones and there is already a hint of autumn in the air, heather plants have their big show. They just belong to the late summer and fall.

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