The camellias, chosen among those with white flowers, they need acid soil and are pruned at the end of their flowering. They are shrubs that grow fairly fast and can be grown even by beginners.The abelie, with long and scarcely branched reddish stems, bloom at the end of July forming trumpet flowers with a beautiful pink or white color that resist until the end of September, then they will have to be pruned eliminating the oldest branches at the base without shortening them.THE viburnum, evergreen plants with oval and oblong leaves, appear as compact saplings full of leaves and branches. The flowers, which appear already in autumn as pinkish buds, at the first temperature rises at the end of winter, open the white corollas and are very decorative. These shrubs do not need to be pruned but only require cleaning the broken and out of shape branches.The oleanders, evergreen shrubs, have a flowering that begins in spring and ends in late autumn with flowers ranging from pink to white and from red to yellow. But we must be careful because it is a poisonous plant and we must always wash our hands after touching it.Species of creepers with flowers
There lonicera It is a climber that adapts to our climates with leaves that have a dark green upper layer while the lower one is lighter. The stem is lyanose and the tubular flowers are large and fragrant and begin flowering from the month of May, appearing in bunches placed in the center of the leaves of a beautiful creamy white color with pink and yellow shades. Pruning should be performed in late winter or autumn.
There passionflower It is very resistant to cold and produces large, completely white flowers with shiny and brilliant tones that stand out clearly and scenographically on the very rich foliage in order to attract pollinating insects. This plant produces large, slightly colored fruits and the stem of the climbing species is hollow inside with a beautiful deep green color, suitable for pergolas.
The false jasmine is an evergreen climbing shrub with shiny dark green leaves with a short petiole. The flowers have a corolla formed by five long lobes, they bloom between June and July and have an intense aroma, a second flowering between August and September, towards the end of summer, occurs very rarely. With the arrival of cold it is advisable to protect the base of the plant with soil composed of mature manure covered with leaves. The false jasmine, even if it is able to withstand long periods of drought, to have a constant development, it needs to be watered regularly otherwise it risks not to produce new branches and ributti.
Climbing roses are very beautiful and are often used to form arches that could delimit the entrance to our garden. The Rose Iceberg, the most re-flowering among modern roses, has white flowers, does not require excessive care, needs only two or three fertilizations a year and a light pruning where there are withered flowers, dead branches, weak and out of shape and prefers sunny and airy areas.
Our garden will be more cheerful and colorful with flower beds that will break the monotony by forming dots of color. We have more alternatives to make our flowerbed "personalized" by using plants that are suitable for living only in pots such as the cyclamens of Persia, the primroses, the Cineraria and the Calceolaria, burying the plants with the entire pot, having the foresight of do not arrange them in parallel rows but always in a zig-zag fashion, thus creating a more pleasing visual effect.
The Persian cyclamen is very easy to grow and produces large, colorful flowers that resist outdoors even in winter if we live in an area with a mild climate otherwise, if the climate is harsh, we must dig up the pot and take it to the apartment or greenhouse . For pruning just remove the withered flowers and parts of the plant that are dry or damaged.
The primula obconica is an evergreen plant with large, fleshy leaves and small, graceful pink, purple or white flowers, supported by sturdy stems. It is grown in a greenhouse and taken outdoors only in summer to beautify our flower beds.
Cineraria is a very widespread plant in gardens thanks to its splendid flowering and the simplicity of cultivation with showy flowers with particularly vivid colors. These plants need abundant watering and are not pruned but it will suffice to eliminate the parts that dry out.
Calceolaria is used to adorn flower beds and is very suitable for forming spots of color between rocks. It has hairy and serrated leaves and the flowers, composed of two petals joined to the base, are yellow, pink or red in various shades and, as they wither, they must be eliminated.
Tulips and bulbs
Another type of flowers ideal for the realization of flower beds, tubs and planters in the garden are definitely tulips and bulbous plants in general. Thanks to the incredible number of varieties there are many bulbous plants to guarantee good flowering and a good variety of color almost all year round.
Tulips are certainly one of the most widely used and appreciated species of bulbous plants. Their variety of colors and designs makes them the perfect plant for any flower bed. Their flowering period is from February to April depending on the variety of tulip.
If instead we want something that blooms in late winter or autumn we can look for other varieties of bulbs. Daffodils, for example, are super-resistant and rustic bulbous plants that bloom in late winter, exploding in a real carpet of color.