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Creation of private gardens
The creation of private gardens requires a certain competence with regard to the species of plants one wishes to lodge, as this choice is conditioned by certain factors, such as:
- land extension
- type of land
- garden display
- weather conditions
- type of lighting
- coexistence between plants
To decide on the varieties of vegetables to be planted in the garden you can range between:
- trees (when the available space allows it and the garden is large)
- shrubby plants
- climbing plants (if you need to cover walls or espaliers)
- herbaceous plants
- flowering plants
- evergreen plants
- aquatic plants (if a body of water is present)
There are also different types of gardens, inspired by stylistic trends, personal tastes or even philosophies of life; in this regard we can recall:
- landscaped gardens (they are the classical gardens with green and regular lawns, with hedges cut according to geometric designs, often with bodies of water. They are an example of order).
- rustic gardens (they are rural gardens, by no means artificial, which aim to create an environment in which the various natural and often native species are in balance with each other)
- Zen gardens (they are gardens inspired by the Japanese tradition, in which various elements coexist, namely: plants, stones and water, which create an allegorical representation of man's journey towards contemplation and spirituality).
Classic garden creation
It is a shrubby and climbing plant, with beautiful purple flowers, which is used for ornamental purposes and to create covers for espaliers, walls or gazebos.
Presents a woody stem, twisted and very branched.
The leaves are pinnate and formed by many small light green leaves.
The flowers gather in cluster inflorescences, very fragrant, conical in shape, of a typical violet-pink color.
It must be planted in sunny areas of the garden as it loves mild climates and fears frost and cold.
It requires a fertile soil, well drained and rich in organic substances, preferably with a clay component.
It is advisable to water frequently and to fertilize every 6 months with specific fertilizers for flowering plants.
It is a flowery, ornamental herbaceous plant used to create decorative flowerbeds or to fill vases for ornamental purposes; the plant lives well both on land and in pots.
It has a long, thin, dark green stem.
The leaves are lanceolate, narrow, covered with a waxy patina and an intense green color; they have an alternate insertion.
The flowers have a very showy corolla, with bright colors that vary between shades of white, yellow, pink and red.
The petals are well separated and have a continuous margin with a rounded or angular apex depending on the variety.
It requires soft and well-drained soils, with a basic and never clayey composition, not too wet.
It must be housed in bright areas but not in direct sunlight as it may dry early.
Rustic garden creation
If we want to create private green spaces with a rustic character, here are the species you can use:
It is a bushy, evergreen, fragrant herbaceous plant belonging to the Mediterranean scrub which, due to its good adaptability and rapid growth, is chosen to form colored and perfumed corners in the garden.
It has a stiff and elongated herbaceous stem, dark green, up to 1 meter high.
The leaves are narrow and silvery green.
The flowers are very small and gathered in spike inflorescences, with a violet color and very fragrant.
It requires fertile and well-drained soils, possibly with a calcareous component, even if it is well suited everywhere being a rustic species.
It prefers sunny and well-ventilated positions with temperate and mild climates.
It is an evergreen shrub, flowery, very fragrant and ornamental.
It has a woody stem, height between 10 and 15 meters.
The leaves are bipinnate and composed of small bright green leaves.
The flowers gather in flower-shaped inflorescences, with a soft appearance, similar to cotton balls, very fragrant, with an intense golden yellow color.
The flowering is early: from January to March, which is why this plant is chosen to form a spot of color, even in the winter months.
The fruits are black legumes, 5 to 10 cm long.
It requires a soft, well-drained, deep soil with an acid component.
Live well in sunny areas of the garden.
It must be watered at least once a month and fertilized in spring and autumn, with preferably liquid fertilizers.
Zen garden creation
If we love Japanese style, here are the best species to use for the creation of private zen spaces:
It is a shrubby evergreen plant native to Japan, very decorative and of good adaptability, which is used both to form small groves and to fill vases for ornamental purposes.
The stem is erect and slender, robust and flexible, light green and rises from rhizomatous roots.
The leaves are thin, lanceolate and resembling blades of grass.
It requires a deep, well-drained soil, enriched with peat, sand and shredded pine bark.
It must be planted in sunny areas of the garden, but not under direct sunlight.
It prefers warm and humid climates and must be watered frequently, alternating abundant nebulisations.