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Inspiration, design and tips & tricks

What to do when the weather is so not inviting to visit the garden? Let yourself be inspired by the great contributions that we have selected for you. Contributions that have little in common, but each conveys a different way of gardening or designing a garden. Maybe there is a new idea for you and your garden?

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The gardening in early and full autumn

The gardening in early and full autumn

Autumn. Early autumn is ushered in by the ripening of elderberries, full autumn begins as soon as the acorns of the English oak turn brown. The sunny but crisp autumn days want to be conquered with walks or even gardening. And there is plenty to do in the garden at...

Rose de Resht – pruning for many flowers

Rose de Resht – pruning for many flowers

To keep my favorite rose 'Rose de Resht' healthy and beguile me with many flowers until autumn, I cut back the more often blooming rose every year in the spring. The cut is very easy! My first encounter with the rose 'Rose de Resht' left a lasting impression on me....

Mole mounds on the lawn

Mole mounds on the lawn

The mole and I have had a good relationship for years. Because I don't mind if he unearths a few hills here and there. This weekend, however, he really stepped on the gas. Fortunately I know where to put all the piles of earth! That's no way to do it! We had a deal....

There are flowers everywhere for those who want to see them.

If you want a low-maintenance garden, you have to start at the very beginning: What is the soil like? In what region and USDA climate zone is the garden located, how long does the sun shine there in the summer, and how much rain does it rain there on average per year. These are the basic factors that every gardening enthusiast needs to know. Only with this garden knowledge can the site-specific selection of plants succeed. Because the better plants are adapted to the respective location, the easier their care, the healthier they grow and the greater the joy of the garden. Because that’s what really matters. After all, you want to enjoy your garden with beautiful flowers, plus perhaps harvest some fresh fruit and/or young vegetables – without it immediately degenerating into work.