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Decorate the garden
To furnish a garden it is necessary to take into consideration some details both of a logistical and environmental nature, to be sure of obtaining an optimal housing for the plants.
- extension of the garden
- weather conditions
- type of irrigation
- types of land
- coexistence between plants
- any limiting factors
The choice of different plant species must be made between:
- tree species
- bushy species
- climbing species
- evergreen species
- shrub species
- herbaceous species
- flowering species
- fat species
- rustic species
- Mediterranean species
- aquatic species
- aromatic species
For the creation of a pleasant and well-balanced garden from an ecological point of view, it is advisable to diversify the various areas in order to create:
- shaded areas (with large trees or shrubs)
- ornamental areas (with flowering plants arranged in flower beds, borders or vases)
- climbing areas (to cover espaliers or palisades in the garden)
- aquatic areas (if there is a body of water)
- evergreen areas (to keep the garden alive even during the winter months)
- aromatic zones (with aromatic and medicinal plants)
To furnish a garden, in addition to the plants that undoubtedly represent the fundamental component, it is necessary to use objects of various types, aimed at making its appearance pleasant.
These seats are generally made of wood slats treated with water repellent enamels, or of metal painted with special paints.
They are often placed under a gazebo, or near a shady area formed by trees or tall shrubs.
These are structures designed to create shady corners in the garden.
They have a generally metallic, quadrangular (rarely cylindrical) frame, which supports a roof in resistant and impermeable fabric, from which, sometimes, mobile canvas walls branch out, which can be blocked by strings or laces.
They are large parasol-shaped structures, with a round or rectangular perimeter, supported by a generally metallic support (sometimes in treated wood), which is inserted into a concrete base.
They can also be suspended and anchored to columnar supports, always inserted on concrete bases.
They carry out the task of creating shady areas in the garden
These are structures, mainly in treated wood, in the form of a lattice, which are anchored to the ground by metal hooks, and which serve to create a support on which various species of climbing plants can be traced, with decorative purposes.
They represent an ornamental completion of the garden; they are often metal structures, sometimes in wood, covered with cushions of various shapes and sizes, aimed at creating a relaxing corner in the garden.
It is an ornamental tree, with an erect and columnar stem, up to 30 40 meters high, which supports a thick and luxuriant conical crown.
The leaves are oval in shape, with a wavy edge and have evident veins, of a bright green color, petiolate and with an alternate insertion.
The flowers are gathered in inflorescences: the male ones have the appearance of pendulous glomeruli, the female ones are formed by 2 or 3 flowers wrapped in numerous bracts.
The fruit is a small triangular nut enclosed in a hard shell, similar to a hedgehog, and is edible for humans.
It is a plant that is well suited to both the various types of soil and the different climate conditions.
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 a climbing shrubby plant, with woody-looking, thin, very branched stems.
The leaves are large, have an intense green color and have a lobed shape with serrated edges.
The flowers are small, almost insignificant, and present a short flowering period.
The fruits are very decorative pink, purple or blue berries.
It is a fast-growing plant, very suitable for covering walls or espaliers in the garden, also because it is very resistant to climatic variations.
It is an evergreen shrub, up to 5-8 m tall, used to form hedges; it has a semi-woody stem, with elongated, glossy leaves, with continuous margins, scented due to the presence of resin-secreting glands.
The male flowers are yellow, the female ones are white, small.
The fruits are black drupes.
It requires a compact, well-drained, fertile soil, enriched with organic substance.
It must be exposed in well-sunny environments, and at temperatures never below zero.