Plants in bloom
Flowering plants can belong to different varieties, namely:
- tree plants
- shrubby plants
- evergreen plants
- herbaceous plants
- plants belonging to the Mediterranean maquis
In most cases, these are plants cultivated for ornamental purposes, which can be housed either in gardens or on terraces or balconies, or inside apartments.
Before making the choice of one of these specimens it is useful to consider some considerations:
-type of land
- type of sunshine
- coexistence among vegetables
- any limiting factors
- any types of vases and containers
It is a tree with an erect and columnar stem, fast-growing, up to 30-40 m tall, which supports a broad, bushy, roundish crown.
The leaves are dark green on the upper side and whitish on the lower side, palmate or lobed with five distinct lobes, with evident rounded edges.
The hermaphrodite flowers are gathered in clusters hanging from the greenish-yellowish color.
The fruits are double samaras containing many seeds.
It requires a fresh, fertile and well-drained soil, preferably with a non-acid component.
It must be exposed in sunny areas but not in direct sunlight, and is also well suited to cool climates.
It is a tree with a slender trunk, up to 25 m high, covered with a dark bark, which supports a very wide cone-shaped crown.
The leaves are large in size and have an elliptical shape, of an intense green color on the upper side and brownish brown below, they have a leathery consistency and an alternate insertion.
The flowers are large, with a corolla with very distinct petals, soft and fleshy, with a typical ivory-white color, very fragrant.
Flowering is abundant and prolonged.
The fruits are similar to dark pine cones containing a large quantity of bright red seeds.
It requires a soft, well-drained soil, enriched with organic substance, peat and humus, preferably with a neutral or acid component.
It must be exposed to full sun, at mild temperatures, as it fears cold and drafts.
It must be fertilized at least twice a year with nitrogen-rich fertilizers.
It is an evergreen, flowering shrub, with a woody stem up to 15-20 m high, which supports bipinnate leaves composed of small leaves, very soft and delicate.
The flowers are small, very fragrant, and gathered in inflorescences with a soft and feathery consistency, similar to cotton balls, with a typical golden-yellow color.
The flowering is very early, but of short duration: from January to March.
The fruits are black legumes, about 5 cm long.
It requires a deep and well-drained soil, enriched with peat and river sand, preferably with an acid component.
It must be exposed in sunny areas of the garden, with temperatures never lower than 15 degrees, as it fears the cold.
It must be fertilized at least every six months with specific fertilizers for flowering plants.
It is a climbing and flowering shrub, with a woody stem that develops by attaching to walls, palisades or espaliers in the garden.
The leaves are pinnate, and formed by small leaflets of light green color, ovoid in shape and with opposite insertion.
The flowers are gathered in cluster inflorescences with the typical pink-violet color, very fragrant.
Flowering begins in March and continues until the beginning of summer, remaining very luxuriant.
It requires a fertile and well-drained soil, possibly with a clayey component.
It must be exposed in sunny areas as it prefers temperate and mild climates.
We recommend fertilizing every two months with slow release fertilizers.
FLOWER OF PASSIONIt is a climbing and evergreen plant, up to 5-7 m tall, used for decorative purposes to cover walls and garden backs.Presents an intense and branched green stem that supports simple or lobed leaves with opposite insertion.The flowers have a corolla with very everted purple petals that show large reproductive organs.Their appearance is very picturesque, and helps to make the plant extremely ornamental.The fruits are colored berries, ovoid or elongated, rich in seeds.It requires a soft, well-drained soil, enriched with peat and river sand, with a non-clayey component.It must be exposed in very bright and sunny areas of the garden and watered abundantly as it prefers damp environments.We need to fertilize at least once a week, using a liquid fertilizer, rich in potassium and low in nitrogen.HONEYSUCKLEIt is a climbing, shrub and flowering plant, characterized by a very luxuriant development, very suitable for covering walls, pergolas and garden backs.It presents herbaceous stems of dark green color with twisted pattern, which support elongated and medium-sized leaves.The flowers have a tubular shape, white, yellow or red, very fragrant, joined in pairs or in inflorescences.The fruits are seeds rich in seeds.It requires a fresh and well-drained soil, rich in organic substances, never with a clay component.Its foliage prefers the sunny areas of the garden, while its base develops better in the shade.The plant must be fertilized with mature manure or slow release granular fertilizer, rich in phosphorus and potassium.HERBACEOUS PLANTS
It is a herbaceous plant endowed with a bushy, erect and branched stem, up to a meter high, which supports oval-shaped dark green leaves.
The flowers are gathered in simple and double white, yellow, orange, pink, red inflorescences, with a striking and very 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, using a liquid fertilizer, rich in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.