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Narcissus
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greenduck

With narcissus, most people think of yellow. This is the color we most yearn for after winter, since it stands for sun and invariably for joy and good spirits. There are actually many narcissus in the sun’s color, but that hasn’t been the whole story for a while: some bloom in pure snow white, others in crème and orange tones, some even come in more than one color. But even that’s not all: next to the classic shape of the well-known daffodils there are, for example, also double petalled varieties and others with elegantly swept back petals, such as the reminiscent cyclamen narcissus.

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Lavender, Allium
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greenduck

Combine Allium with Lavendel for an unexpected and striking contrast. Allium, with its large ball-flowers and sturdy stems, is one of the most imposing onion blooms. Its spherical umbels can be very large, like on Allium 'Globemaster.' 



Herbs
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greenduck

Schaffen Sie sich Ihr eigenes essbares Universum mit duftenden, knackig frischen Gewürzkräutern aus dem Garten und lassen Sie sich das Geschmackserlebnis auf der Zunge zergehen.

Der direkte und einfache Zugang zu essbaren Pflanzen, von denen zu Hause im Garten oder auf der Terrasse schnell etwas abgepflückt werden kann, ist für den modernen Verbraucher von großer Bedeutung. Denn es geht um bewusstes Leben und Erleben.



Passiflora
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greenduck

Passiflora caerulea is a lovely houseplant in romantic rose and bluish mauve colours that not only brings life to the spring indoors but also creates an atmosphere of Mediterranean life on the patio throughout the summer.

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.

Climbing Roses
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greenduck

Fairytale images appear before our eyes in summer when blooming roses surround archways and doorways, forming a frame of flowers around windows and doors. The term “climbing rose” is actually a bit misleading, since the classic types can't climb up walls on their own like ivy or wild grapes do. Roses need support. To give your roses footing, they need a pergola or an espalier.

Lavender
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greenduck


The spicy, aromatic aroma and violet flowers of lavender can transform every garden into a bewitching oasis of wellbeing. For all that, it’s also a very humble garden inhabitant that doesn’t require much care.

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