For Replanting: Colorful Garden Courtyard

The first flowers are a special delight in the barren garden every year. Surrounded by witch hazel, this seat invites you to linger when the first rays of sunshine arrive.

The fiery witch hazel varieties each form the center of the two beds. Supported by the scent of winter honeysuckle and the scent of winter honeysuckle, the courtyard becomes a personal perfume shop and invites you to stay outdoors on sunny winter days. In the other time, the color fireworks drive away a dreary winter mood. The ‘Orange Peel’ type of witch hazel draws its luminosity from broad petals. The ones from ‘Aphrodite’ are particularly long. The leaf shoots begin in April. Among the ornamental trees that are not yet leafy, there are daffodils and spring cups that bloom early. While witch hazel bushes do not want roots to compete with other trees, they form an ideal community with onion flower carpets.

Ornamental perennials are the third in the group. With their flower colors in yellow, white and red-violet, Waldsteinia, Foam Blossom and Bergenia enter as soon as the first peak of the winter and early spring bloomers comes to an end. The ground cover planting saves you weeding. Where there is no need to chop, onion flowers can grow wild without being disturbed. The house walls that surround the city garden are clad with climbing plants. On the one hand, the evergreen honeysuckle provides a green coating all year round, on the other hand, the golden clematis provides yellow flowers and decorative fruit clusters.

Planting plan and shopping list

  • 1) Witch hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’), strong orange, blooms from February to March, broadly spreading, 1 piece, € 20
  • 2) Witch hazel (H. x intermedia ‘Orange Peel’), flowers bright orange-yellow from December, upright, 1 piece, € 20
  • 3) Winter scented honeysuckle (Lonicera purpusii), up to 2 m high, flowers creamy white to pale yellow, December to March, 2 pieces, € 20
  • 4) Evergreen honeysuckle (Lonicera henryi), climbing shrub up to 6 m high, flowers June to July, black berries, 1 piece, € 10
  • 5) Gold clematis (Clematis tangutica), yellow, June, second flowering in autumn, silvery seed heads, trailing up to 3 m, 1 piece, 10 €
  • 6) Bergenia (Bergenia hybrid ‘Eroica’), flowers purple-red, April to May, reddish-green leaves in winter, up to 40 cm high, 10 pieces, € 35
  • 7) Daffodils (Narcisssus ‘February Gold’), yellow flowers, February to March, 20 to 30 cm high, suitable for naturalization, 20 bulbs, 5 €
  • 8) Märzenbecher (Leucojum vernum), February to March, approx. 15 cm high, loves moisture, to grow wild, 30 onions, 20 €
  • 9) Foam blossom (Tiarella cordifolia), ground cover, leaf decoration, white flowers, April to May, tolerating shade, 40 pieces, 90 €
  • 10) Waldsteinia (Waldsteinia ternata), flowering April to May, yellow, forms dense carpets, even in the shade, 40 pieces, 90 €

(All prices are average prices, which may vary depending on the provider.)

Domestic bulb flower for underplanting

At the natural site, the native snowflake, which are under nature protection, occur in shady locations on loamy, moist soil. They love it in the garden too. Under deciduous trees, the onion flowers get enough light when they bloom. When drawn in, they need shade. They are suitable for naturalization. From a distance you could mistake them for snowdrops. However, their calyxes with green spots on the tips are characteristic.

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