Garden furniture

Terrace design


Terrace design


The terraces, compared to the balconies, are generally large enough to allow the setting up of green or flowered areas with ornamental purposes.
Plants are generally housed in pots or containers, preferably of porous material (terracotta type) to allow optimal transpiration.
Before proceeding with the preparation, it is essential to analyze some conditions that could be limiting, namely:
-extension of the area
-exposure
-weather conditions
-soleggiamento
- shape and material of the containers
- types of land
-type of irrigation
- coexistence between plants
The varieties of vegetables that can be chosen are:
- tree plants (only if the size of the terrace is large enough)
-climbing plants
- evergreen plants
- shrub or bushy plants
- herbaceous plants
- flowering plants
-fat plants
- Mediterranean plants (only if weather permits)
-aromatic plants

CLIMBING PLANTS


WISTERIA
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 gathered in cluster inflorescences with a sloping, extremely perfumed trend.
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 form hedges.
It requires a soft, well-drained soil, fertile due to the addition of organic substance and preferably a clayey component.
It must be housed in sunny areas of the garden because it fears cold and drafts.

FIORITE PLANTS



CORNFLOWER
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-shaped inflorescences, formed by an outer crown of large and sterile elements and 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.
ROSE
It is a very decorative herbaceous plant, with a rigid stem covered with thorns.
It has lobed oval-shaped leaves and is inserted into three or five numbers on a thorny central branch.
The flowers are characterized by corollas with very fleshy petals, with bright colors (white, pink, red), very fragrant.
The flowering lasts throughout the spring until the beginning of summer, reaching its maximum splendor in May.
It requires fertile and well-drained soils, enriched with peat and humus.
It is a very suitable plant to create flower beds, borders, or to fill ornamental vases.
PRIMULA
It is a perennial herbaceous plant, ornamental, with stems up to thirty centimeters long, which support oval, elongated, bright green leaves with evident veins.
The flowers are gathered in umbrella or cluster inflorescences, and have a corolla consisting of petals with a continuous margin, wrapped in numerous bracts, very intensely colored.
The fruits are small capsules containing numerous seeds.
It requires a light, fertile, well-drained soil with a preferably acid component.
It must be exposed in full sun, in temperate climatic conditions, even if it tolerates the cold.
In the warm months the plant must be watered often and fertilized at least twice a month using liquid fertilizers rich in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

FAT PLANTS



BEGONIA
It is a succulent, herbaceous, succulent, flowering plant.
It has bright green stems, up to 30-40 cm tall, which support leaves with a fleshy consistency and a rounded shape, bright green or reddish, depending on the variety, 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 creating flowerbeds or borders, or for filling ornamental pots, must be placed in sunny places and at mild temperatures, as it fears the cold.

Terrace design: AROMATIC PLANTS


MENTUCCIA
It is a herbaceous plant with up to 70 cm tall stems, stretched or upright and branched, which rise from rhizomatous roots.
The leaves are oval, with a toothed margin, covered with a thick down, with opposite insertion.
The flowers have a tubular corolla with five pink or purple apical teeth.
It is used to create scented, very decorative areas.
It is a potassophilic plant because to live it needs a very rich soil of potassium; enriched with humus, well drained, neutral pH or acid.
It requires warm climates with temperatures never below 15 degrees, and exposure in full sun.