Now 100,000 summer flowers are being planted

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Now 100,000 summer flowers are being planted

Now it is not only the weather that is summer, but also the flower beds in the parks and gardens of the city. More than 100,000 flowers are currently being planted, nearly a quarter of which are in a park alone.

Gardeners from the city of Düsseldorf start planting summer flowers. In the coming weeks, the employees of the gardening offices will plant a total of 102,586 flowers in the ground. Summer flowers bloom in the parks and green spaces, in the cemeteries and in the flower boxes of the city.

“The planting spectrum is diverse and this year includes 364 different summer flowers. The list starts with A for Abutilon and ends with Z for Zinnia,” says Helga Stulgies, head of the office, which varies species and varieties.

The has the largest area for summer flowers north park. About 16,800 plants are placed in the beds. In the summer flower garden, spice bark (cassia) serves as a tall guiding plant. City gardeners combine these tall yellow flowering stems with a red and white planting of red geraniums, red and white begonias, and ornamental white flowering tobacco.


    The floral ring in the north park is almost completely planted

The floral ring in the north park is almost completely planted
Photo: City of Düsseldorf / David Young

In the flowerbeds of the flowery ring, the city’s gardeners plant, among other things, 2,500 “Ipomea batata” – this is an ornamental form of the sweet potato – and almost as many white flowered candles. Particularly striking is the Indian flowering reed, which grows up to two meters in height. In the high hollows along the axis of the water, geraniums and begonias in white and red bloom.

To the Corneliusplatz around 6700 flowers bloom, including dahlias and angel lilies in shades of orange. Candlestick and coleus complete the planting along with ornamental potatoes, orange and yellow marigolds, and yellow coneflowers. That Parterre Goldstein around 5,800 flowers are planted in the courtyard garden. In addition to the dahlias, the Indian flowering reed stands out. in the Ko Garden Angelonia puts pink accents.

Orange, red and purple are the colors that define the Court of Honor. The city gardeners are planting around 4,000 flowers there. In the beds, dahlias with dark red flowers and purple Alstroemeria alternate. There are also beets in various stem colors, ornamental potatoes and colorful nettles. Among the approximately 2200 plants on the contrary Garden of the Rhine Orange dahlias and Alstroemeria are dominant. The city gardeners combine them, among other things, with purple verbena and white candles.


    More than 100,000 summer flowers adorn the green areas and parks, cemeteries and flower pots of the city

More than 100,000 summer flowers adorn the green areas and parks, cemeteries and flower pots of the city
Photo: City of Düsseldorf / David Young

City gardeners are planting more than 25,000 flowers in the Benrath Castle Park. The parterre garden appears in shades of white, purple-pink and blue. Dahlias, cosmos and zinnias characterize the picture, as well as the high-growing summer cypress, which turns from green to deep red in autumn.

More than 30 species bloom in a grid in the French Garden, including ageratum, amaranth, marigolds and marigolds. The grids are repeated in the bed and are mirrored on both sides. The coloring has a high percentage of white mixed with dark tones and yellow accents. The beard bowl is planted with tall blue liver balm (ageratum) and white liver balm.

The flower bed in the flower garden will have tuberous begonias, cleomen and euphorbias in shades of white and pink to match the color of the building’s facade. Blue sage and dark red dahlias bring out the accents.


    All summer flowers, including insect-friendly species such as catnip, are grown from seeds from the city nursery.

All summer flowers, including insect-friendly species such as catnip, are grown from seeds from the city nursery.
Photo: City of Düsseldorf / David Young

In addition to the parks, the city ​​cemeteries summer flowers. Garden office employees plant 23,600 flowers for honorary graves, war graves, and to beautify entrance areas. Most of them – around 8900 – arrive at Northern Cemetery. of the South Cemetery receives about 3200 flowers, the Stoffels Cemetery 2700 and the Gerresheim cemetery about 2600 plants.

For the landscaping of the city with flower pot nearly 9000 plants have been prepared. Particularly noteworthy are the flower pots on the Königsallee, but residents in other parts of the city are also delighted with the arrangement of the plants. That city ​​Hall it is already decorated in the colors of the state capital with the traditional 103 boxes of white and red geranium.

(csr)

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