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Stauden-Phlox
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Submitted by
greenduck

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.

Late summer
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Submitted by
greenduck

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.

Hebe
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Submitted by
greenduck

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!

Blue garden
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Submitted by
greenduck

Particularly on hot summer days, the color blue lends – at least visually – freshness and cool to the garden. Now there is a wide array of blue-blooming perennials.

Grasses, Sedge
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Submitted by
greenduck



It’s hard to imagine having an eye-catching combination of plants without the characteristically gracious foliage of grasses. One of the most attractive of these comes from the sedge group (Carex). Not only does it create a mellow spot for relaxation amongst the blooming perennial beds, but it’s also a great structural element for cut-flower arrangements.



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