Garden on the terrace
To create a garden on the terrace, it is necessary to have enough space to house different species of plants for outdoor use.
Having a large terrace it is possible to use also tree species, creating a pleasant and usable environment, where the plants are arranged in vases or containers of various sizes, and where it is also possible to use climbing, evergreen and flowering varieties.
Before furnishing a terrace, it is advisable to consider some aspects:
- size of available space;
- weather conditions;
- coexistence between plants;
- types of land;
- types and constituent material of containers;
- possibility of irrigation;
- any limiting factors;
The plant species that can be chosen are:
- tree species (when the available space is large enough);
- shrubby 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 allow);
- rustic species (for environments that require a strong adaptability);
- aromatic species.
Terrace garden: PIANTE FIORITE
It is a flowery and ornamental herbaceous plant, which has an erect, delicate and supple stem, up to fifty centimeters high, of an intense green color.
The leaves are lanceolate, with alternate arrangement.
The flowers have a tubular appearance, enclosed by bracts, with a corolla of white and elongated petals, united in flower-shaped inflorescences, very decorative but not perfumed.
The fruit is an elongated oval achene of black color with white streaks.
It requires a soil with an acid or neutral pH, dry, sandy, well drained, enriched with humus and peat.
It must be housed in sunny areas with a temperate climate since it fears the cold: its ideal temperature is between ten and twenty degrees.
It lives well even in pots, and requires fertilization with liquid fertilizers, rich in iron and magnesium.
It is an ornamental herbaceous plant that has robust, straight stems, up to ninety centimeters high, which hold bright green lance-shaped leaves.
The flowers, with petals with irregular margins, are gathered in flower head inflorescences, formed by an outer crown of large and sterile elements and by an inner one of small and fertile elements, with the typical blue color, although there are white and pink varieties, very scented.
The fruits are achenes provided with a feathery appendage that facilitates the dispersion of the seeds.
It requires a soft and well-drained soil, fertile for the addition of organic material and humus.
It is a very resistant plant that adapts to every type of soil and to any weather condition.
It is a herbaceous flowering plant, consisting of a slender stem, up to 1 m tall, dark green, with lance-shaped leaves and with alternate insertion.
The flower has a corolla with very distinct petals, of a fleshy consistency, with a rounded or pointed shape depending on the variety.
It has various colors: white, yellow, pink, red and purple.
It gives off a very pleasant scent.
It requires a well-drained and fertile soil, preferably with a basic and never clayey component. It must be exposed in sunny and warm areas, because it fears the cold.
It is a herbaceous plant with a rigid stem covered with thorns, has lobed oval-shaped leaves and inserted into three or five numbers on a thorny central branch.
The flowers are characterized by corollas with brightly colored petals (white, pink, red), with a fleshy consistency, very fragrant.
Flowering continues throughout spring until early summer, reaching its peak in May.
It requires fertile and well-drained soils, enriched with peat and humus.
It is a very suitable plant for filling decorative vases.
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, 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.
It is a shrubby and climbing plant, which has pinnate leaves formed by small light green leaves with the opposite insertion.
The flowers, purplish pink, are clustered in pendulous inflorescences, extremely perfumed.
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, pergolas, or to cover gazebos.
It requires a soft, well-drained soil, fertile due to the addition of organic substance and a clayey component.
It must be housed in sunny areas of the garden because it fears the cold.
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.
The flowering is early, but does not last long: 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, humus and river sand.
It must be positioned in sunny areas and at mild temperatures (never below 15 degrees).
2 fertilization cycles must be carried out: in spring and in autumn