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Garden furniture

Small garden design


Small garden design


To design and set up a small garden, you should choose plants that are preferably shrubby, herbaceous, flowery or climbing.
In fact, when the size of the cultivable area is reduced, it is advisable to opt for plants that grow vertically (climbers) or that occupy a small space (shrubs or herbaceous plants), while ensuring the presence of spots of color (flowering plants ).
In order to obtain a satisfactory result, it is useful to take into consideration some aspects that could affect the growth of the species to be housed, namely:
- size of the garden
- garden display
- weather conditions
- lighting
- types of land
- coexistence between plants

ARBUSTIVE PLANTS



° MIMOSA
It is an evergreen shrub, endowed with beautiful flowers, with not too wide an upward development.
It has a woody stem of height between 10 and 15 meters.
The leaves are bipinnate and composed of two rows of dark green leaves, positioned on a central stem, with opposite insertion.
The flowers gather in flower head inflorescences, of soft and feathery consistency, extremely fragrant, of an intense yellow and golden color.
The flowering is early (from January to March), but has a rather short duration.
The fruits are legumes of black color, about 5, 10 cm long.
It requires a deep, soft and well-drained soil, possibly with an acid component.
The plant prefers the sunny areas of the garden, as it lives well at mild temperatures, which should never fall below 15 degrees.
Watering must be done at least once a month, without ever soaking the soil, to avoid water stagnation, which is very harmful to the root system.
We recommend 2 annual fertilization cycles: in spring and autumn, using specific fertilizers for flowering plants.
° GLYCINE
It is a shrubby and climbing plant, characterized by the presence of showy and very beautiful flowers, with an intense and very pleasant perfume, particularly suitable for covering walls and palisades, or for forming ornamental backs in the garden.
It has a woody, branched stem, which supports a crown developed in height, and with pinnate leaves, of a light green color.
The flowers are clustered in conical inflorescences, purplish and very fragrant.
Flowering begins in March and continues throughout spring and summer.
It requires a soft, well-drained soil, fertile due to the addition of organic material and possibly with a clay component.
The plant should be exposed in sunny and bright areas of the garden as it lives well in mild temperatures and fears cold and frost, which could cause it to die.
You have to water constantly, especially during the warm months.
Fertilization is recommended at least every 6 months, using liquid fertilizers.

HERBACEOUS PLANTS



° TULIP
It is a very decorative flowering herbaceous plant, particularly suitable for forming small flower beds or for filling ornamental pots in the garden.
It has a tall and slender stem, dark green.
The leaves are thin, lanceolate, intense green and have an alternate insertion; they are coated with a thin waxy patina.
The flowers have a brightly colored corolla (white, yellow, pink, red, purple), with well-separated petals, of fleshy consistency, with a pointed or rounded margin depending on the variety, and extremely fragrant.
It requires a well-drained soil (very sensitive to water stagnation), not clayey but basic, fertile due to the addition of peat and humus.
The plant prefers bright areas and mild temperatures, so it should be housed in sunny areas of the garden, although it is advisable that it is not hit directly by the sun's rays, which could dry the corollas early.
It requires a soft, well-drained soil enriched with organic material and sand.
It must be watered constantly during the warm months, but without soaking the ground; fertilization is recommended with liquid or slow-release fertilizers.
° PETUNIA
It is a flowering and herbaceous plant, with a hanging habit, recommended to form colored waterfalls on windowsills or in ornamental garden pots.
It has a slender stem, of a gluey consistency, light green in color, which tends to fall back.
The leaves are oval, viscous, light green and covered with a thin layer of hair.
The flowers have a corolla with a funnel-shaped base that continues apically with 5 lobes, with bright colors varying between white, pink, red and purple.
The flowering is very abundant and long lasting: from March until the summer.
It requires a well-drained, fertile soil, free of limestone, enriched with peat, sand and shredded bark.
The plant must be exposed to the sun, in areas of the garden with a temperate and mild climate, away from drafts.
We must water very often, at least every 2 days, taking care not to soak the soil.
Fertilization is recommended at least every 15 days, using liquid fertilizers.