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Flowers Garden

When we plan a garden, most of us want to have a place that looks good all seasons. To have a garden that is attractive all year round is something that can be accomplished with a bit of work. All you need is to know what plants look good all year, to find the right plants for every place of your garden and to combine them so you have color and interest all seasons.
There are so many plants that keep their foliage over the cold season, others bring interest by their flowers and berries or decorative seadheads, others by their architectural shapes. You also need to know that there are plants that you can use to bring color in your garden by their blooms in every season of the year.
Most people use to think that the garden is of no interest over the cold season or that there is nothing that can bring joy in a winter garden. We will try to find some interesting plants that you can use in your garden for having blooms in every season: spring, summer, autumn and winter, so your garden will never have that dull periods that we are all afraid of.

Winter Flowers Garden

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Most of the plants that bloom in winter are bulbous plants that start to flower in late winter, shrubs that are capable of flowering in the depths of winter and some perennials. They are all precious for their capability of giving us the illusion of an early spring.

Common snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are the most used snowdrops in our gardens, even there are many more exotic varieties, bringing charm with their single, nodding flowers that appear form mid to late winter. Plant the bulbs 10 cm deep, in groups for a mass effect, ideally when in growth or when they are dormant during early autumn. Choose a place with light shade, under deciduous shrubs or trees, in a border or naturalized in grass, but you can also grow them in containers. Plant them in rich soil that will stay moist during their growing period.

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Autumn Flowers Garden


Autumn brings cooler temperatures and moist soil in our gardens, so the garden often takes on a new lease of life after the heat and dryness of summer days. If we choose right, our garden can be full of beautiful flowers even in the autumn. There are a range of flowers that open during late summer and continue into the autumn. They are beautiful companions to autumn fruits and seedheads.

Dahlia Alltami Corsair is an outstanding addition to the flower border or container garden that blooms mid summer to fall. This is a semi-cactus dahlia with rich, unfading crimson flowers. Plant dahlia tubers once soil has warmed and there is little chance of frost. Wait until the leaves are frosted before lifting and drying tubers. Store them in a frost-free place, covered with dryish compost. Propagate them by division or from cuttings taken in early spring from tubers that you first made them to sprout under glass.

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Summer Flowers Garden

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Summer is the most colorful of all seasons, with all the plants that bloom now: perennials, annuals and bulbs. So to have a beautiful garden over the summer is the most easiest thing of all. But you still can work on planing your summer garden to make sure the display is perfect the entire season from early to late summer. Make sure you reserve a few pots of annuals to fill the gaps in your borders after the midsummer overhaul.

Peony (Paeonia lactiflora) is a herbaceous perennial that start the early summer flowering season with their voluptuous display. They are used as specimens in borders or herbaceous hedges and are excellent cut flowers too. They like a good soil enriched with organic matter from autumn to spring. Propagate them by division in autumn.

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Spring Flowers Garden

Erythronium dens canis

We all wait eagerly for the first spring flowers, the ones that tell us that the winter is gone and our garden will become once again full of blooms and fragrances. Many of those plants that show their flowers soon after the snow is gone are plants that flourish naturally in woodland shade, where they have to be first to flower, before the trees will get their leaves back and will shade the whole ground underneath.

Some of those beauties, like dog's-tooth violet (Erythronium dens-canis) and trilliums, might need special beds enriched with leafmould, to recreate their natural conditions, while others can just be sprinkled through beds and borders. We will give you some examples of plants that you can have in your spring garden so you can enjoy your garden before the flowers of summer will appear.

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