Gardening

External design


External design


A garden is certainly the best solution, as the plants are housed in the ground and there is the possibility of creating ornamental areas, alternating with shady corners.
Having a large terrace it is possible to create an equally pleasant and usable environment, where the plants must be arranged in pots or containers of various sizes, and where it is possible to use decorative climbing varieties.
Balconies generally have rather small dimensions compared to the two previous solutions and for this reason they can accommodate a smaller number of plants.
Before making any of these preparations, it is advisable to consider some aspects, namely:
- size of available space
- exposure
- weather conditions
- sunshine
- coexistence between plants
- types of land
- types and constituent material of the containers
- possibility of irrigation
- any limiting factors
The plant species that can be chosen are:
- tree species (when the available space is large enough)
- shrub or bushy species
- evergreen species (to ensure a lively appearance even during the winter months)
- climbing species (to cover walls, espaliers or palisades for ornamental purposes)
- herbaceous species (to set up pots or when space is limited)
- flowering species
- fat species
- Mediterranean species (when weather conditions permit)
- rustic species (for environments that require a strong adaptability)
- aquatic species (when a body of water is present)
- aromatic species

Garden design



ARBOREE PLANTS
MAPLE TREE
It is a deciduous and deciduous tree, with a majestic and imposing appearance, with a columnar trunk up to 40 meters high, rapidly growing.
The leaves are large, palmate or lobed with 5 distinct lobes, with rounded edges and toothed margin, dark green on the upper side and whitish below, forming a broad and rounded crown.
The hermaphrodite flowers gather in cluster-like inflorescences with a yellowish green color.
The fruit is a double samara.
It requires a fresh and well drained soil, enriched with peat and humus, never with an acid component.
It must be housed in bright but cool areas, preferably not exposed to direct sunlight.
ARBUSTIVE PLANTS
MIMOSA
It is a shrubby plant, evergreen and flowery, very decorative due to the presence of beautiful flowers.
It has a semi-woody stem, with a height of up to 10 15 meters, which supports the bipinnate leaves, dark green, very delicate.
The flowers are gathered in flower head inflorescences, with a soft and feathery appearance, very fragrant, of an intense yellow and golden color.
Flowering begins early, but is short-lived: from January to March.
The fruits are dark legumes, containing a large quantity of seeds.
It requires a deep, well-drained soil with an acid component and enriched with peat and river sand.
It must be positioned in sunny areas and at mild temperatures (never below 15 degrees).
At least 2 fertilization cycles must be carried out: preferably in spring and autumn
FIORITE PLANTS
TULIP
It is a herbaceous flowering plant, consisting of a slender stem, up to 1 m tall, dark green, with lance-shaped leaves and alternate insertion.
The flower has a corolla with distinct, fleshy petals, with a rounded or pointed shape depending on the variety.
It has various colors: white, yellow, pink, red and purple.
It gives off an intense fragrance.
It requires a well-drained and fertile soil, with a basic and never clayey component.
It must be exposed in sunny and warm areas, because it fears the cold.

Design of terraces



CLIMBING PLANTS
WISTERIA
It is a shrubby and climbing plant, with pinnate leaves formed by small leaflets of light green color, with the opposite insertion.
The flowers, purplish pink in color, are gathered in hanging, extremely perfumed cluster inflorescences.
The flowering lasts throughout the spring until the beginning of summer and is very luxuriant.
The plant is used to create ornamental areas at the level of espaliers or pergolas.
It requires a soft, well-drained, fertile soil enriched with organic substance and clay component.
It must be housed in sunny areas of the garden because it fears the cold.
FIORITE PLANTS
ZINNIA
It is a herbaceous plant with a bushy, erect and branched stem, up to a meter high, which supports dark green oval leaves.
The flowers are gathered in simple and double head flower heads, white, yellow, orange, pink, red, with a striking and decorative appearance.
It lives well on any type of terrain, prefers sunny areas and warm temperatures, which should never fall below ten degrees.
It must be watered regularly and fertilized at least once a month, with liquid fertilizers, rich in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

Exterior design: Design of balconies



FAT PLANTS
BEGONIA
It is a succulent, herbaceous, succulent, flowering plant.
It has herbaceous stems of bright green color, up to 30-40 cm high, which support leaves with a fleshy consistency and a rounded shape, with a bright green or reddish color depending on the variety, edible for humans.
The flowers, white, pink or red, are distinguishable as the masculine ones have a more striking appearance, while the feminine ones are insignificant.
It requires a soft, well-drained soil, enriched with peat and humus.
The plant, suitable for filling ornamental pots, must be placed in sunny places and at mild temperatures, as it fears the cold.
AROMATIC PLANTS
MENTUCCIA
It is a herbaceous plant with up to 70 cm tall stems, stretched or upright and branched, which rise from rhizomatous roots.
The leaves are oval, with a toothed margin, covered with a thick down, with opposite insertion.
The flowers have a tubular corolla with five pink or purple apical teeth.
It is a potassophilic plant because to live it needs a very rich soil of potassium; well drained, neutral pH or acid.
It requires warm climates with temperatures never below 15 degrees, and exposure in full sun