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Rest in the blue-violet sea of ​​flowers

The place between the clematis and the mullet is the ideal place for a cup of tea and a good book. At the rank arch above the garden bench the clematis "Etoile Violette" climbs and shadows the sitting area. If you take a seat, you can look closely at their large, deep purple flowers.

blue-violet sea of ​​flowers

Bench amidst a blue-violet sea of ​​flowers

While the ornamental grasses rustle in the wind, you can let your mind wander, because the shades of blue and purple have a relaxing and soothing effect. Two miscanthus varieties on the left and right of the bank provide security. The name "Pünktchen" lets assume: The left ornamental grass bears bright spots on its stalks. "Malepartus" impresses with its lush, overhanging flower spikes.

Weighs of light blue

A ribbon of Siberian cranesbill pervades the sunny bed. From July he shows his violet flowers. In autumn, a red leaf coloring is added. Between the cranesbill the noble thistles stretch their light blue flower heads in the air. Planted in groups, they look particularly beautiful. The blue stool "Blue Fortune" ensures variety from July to October with its upright, dark blue flower candles. The puffs of Patagonian verbena hover over the bed at the same time as small, lavender-colored clouds. The plant engages in severe winters, but it reliably releases itself. If the verbena is overgrown, you should cut off the flowers before seed maturity.

A fragrant butterfly pasture

The Blaunessel grows compact and upright and gets just under a meter high. It is full from July with dark, blue-violet flower candles. Until autumn, new flowers form at the upper end of the candles. Bees and butterflies also appreciate that. Both the leaves and the inflorescences of the blue stools smell. The perennial likes sunny and dry to slightly damp.

blue Essel

The pistons of the Blaunessel still look good in winter

Seating in front of a fiery backdrop

In late summer, this garden corner shows its full splendor: rich reds in the foreground with a frame made of miscanthus. The ornamental grasses are over one and a half feet high and represent an interesting alternative to conventional privacy - but only from the summer, when the grass has reached a sufficient height.

Seating in reds

In the late summer you have a seat in this design idea, which is shrouded in red tones

The miscanthus variety "Little Fountain", which is in the back right in the bed, flowers first. Already from July she shows her overhanging panicles. "Far East" (front left) follows in August, also with reddish flowers that later turn silver. The variety also scores with its orange-red autumn color. "Ghana" is already noticed in September by chocolate brown stalks.

Flaming fan maple

A red fan maple sticks out over the grasses and provides shade. In spring and autumn, its leaves are intensely burgundy. The foliage of the purple bells repeats the color of the tree. The crimson flowers of the purple sunhat "Rubinstern", a variety with a particularly strong coloring, are suitable for this purpose. The torch lilies "Grandiflora Mixture" expand the color spectrum: their flower candles are yellow below, above colored orange.

Sunrise in the flowerbed


The extraordinary torch lily is also suitable as a cut flower

The exotic birds from South Africa show their impressive inflorescences from July to September. As they bloom from bottom to top, they change color. To extend the spectacle, you should remove withered candles. Torch lilies need a sheltered place with well drained soil. When you tie the blades in winter and cover the plants, they are protected from cold and winter wet.
The planting plans for the two design tips are available here as a pdf download.

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