Your garden can become an extension of your living room. It’s crucial to have comfortable seating arrangements, but a seating area is only as successful as its combination with the plantings around it and its harmony with the rest of the garden.
It’s birdsong that makes a country breakfast on the balcony or patio truly idyllic. The best way to attract them and other animals is a stand of wild fruit trees. Bearing blossoms in springtime and fruit in summer and fall, they’re lovely to look at and also provide protection and food for native animals. The harvest is for homeowners, too – provided the robins, thrushes, finches, and starlings leave something leftover.
A balcony expands your home by several square metres, and creates space for relaxation and contemplation. The balcony is a unique oasis in the middle of the bustling city, where you can get plenty of fresh air and create your very own little green oasis.
The large perennial phlox (Phlox paniculata) has a peculiar significance in garden history: the eye-catching perennial had a major part in the changeover in 19th century farm gardens from purely useful plantings to a place where plants were raised for their beauty. Phlox fascinated people early on, with its luminous blossoms and its fragrance, emitted above all on summer evenings. In modern garden design, too, phlox has pride of place, since the variety of blossom colors offers countless interesting design possibilities.
Is summer over, or is now the time for us to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and subdued colour play of late summer? If you are ready to renew your plants in the pot garden and enjoy late summer to the fullest, you are clearly one of those who can still look forward to many pleasures on the terrace and garden in August and September.
Let your enjoyment lead the way, plucking a few blossoms here, some decorative grass stems there. Use what you’ve got in your own yard, give your creativity free rein, and try a new combination every time.
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!
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