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Urban Garden
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greenduck

Good infrastructure and a lively cultural scene – persuasive arguments for city living. They have to be reconciled with a love of nature, however. Not only are there possibilities for experiencing nature with outings in and beyond the city limits, but there’s also potential in one’s own backyard.

Hibiscus
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greenduck

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, China rose, is a popular ornamental plant – and with good reason, for no matter where you place it, it creates a beautiful tropical atmosphere with its large, brightly-coloured single or double flowers. It is available in many colours, including white, yellow, pink, red, apricot, orange and two-tone.

Rosen
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greenduck



For centuries it’s been a symbol for love and beauty. As early as the Antiquities it was considered a luxury item: the upper classes perfumed themselves with rose oil and drank wine garnished with a petal. Today, roses are in demand not only as cut flowers, but as one of the most popular flowering plants in the garden.

Einblatt, Spathiphyllum
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greenduck

Houseplant for the month of June 2015: The Peace Lily belongs to the Araceae (arum) family, just like the Flamingo Flower and Zantedeschia, because of the similarities in their structures. We know of at least 50 different cultivars of Peace Lily, which almost all have white flowers and are occasionally a little green.

Hydrangea
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greenduck

Hydrangea is a garden classic that offers so many options from ground cover all the way through to trees – yes really! There is also a wide range of flower types offering a choice of styles to suit every situation. But why hydrangea is such a global favourite, is the fact that success is (virtually) guaranteed.

Muttertag
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greenduck

Every mother is unique. That’s why Mother’s Day gifts can’t always just be bought straight off the shelf, but must be tailor-made to the recipient’s nature and desires. With flowers, there are no boundaries; use their favorite colors and varieties and even their placement preferences within the garden or on the terrace. 


garden design
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greenduck

With some tricks and the right choice of plants, small areas can be made to appear much larger. The best way to do this is to follow a few rules of thumb when first designing a garden.


Rhododendron
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greenduck

When planning a rhododendron garden, one should set a color scheme in a timely manner. Landscapers recommend either to opt for a single color or to choose flower colors that stand in stark contrast to each other. A jumble of random, unplanned colors in a bed next to each other should be avoided.

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