Small private gardens

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Small private gardens

To set up small private gardens it is advisable to direct your choices towards plants with vertical development, preferably climbing plants, or herbaceous or bushy plants.
We must also make some preliminary considerations in relation to some factors, namely:
- extension of the available area
- exposure to sunlight
- type of terrain
- weather conditions
- coexistence between plants
To make babies private gardens It is good to choose some varieties of colored plants that do not reach too high a height, or that can be controlled with pruning.


Mimosa can be a good choice for decorating small private gardens, thanks to the beauty of its flowers and the ease of cultivation.
It is an ornamental evergreen shrub.
Presents a woody stem of height up to 10 meters.
It is advisable to bury it.
From it start small branches that develop vertically forming an elongated and little voluminous crown.
The leaves are composed of small and very delicate leaves, dark green in color.
The flowers are similar to cotton balls, of an intense yellow color, very fragrant.
They gather in flowering inflorescences, with flowering from January to March.
The fruits are long black legumes, 5-10 cm in size.
It requires a deep and well-drained soil with an acidophilic component, rich in humus or peat.
It prefers the sunny areas of the garden as it lives well in warm climates and fears cold and drafts.
Its ideal temperature should never be below 10 degrees.
It must be watered every 4 weeks, abundantly but trying to avoid harmful water stagnation.
Fertilization is recommended at least twice a year, in spring and autumn, using liquid or slow-release fertilizers.


Another type of very decorative plant is certainly the wisteria, which with its beauty can make any corner of the garden unique.
It is an ornamental climbing climbing shrub.
It has a woody, erect stem, which requires a support (wall, palisade or espalier) to grow in height.
It is advisable to bury it.
In the gardens it can cover the perimeter walls or the gates, creating very pleasant and very scented spots of color.
The leaves are made up of many small light green leaves.
The flowers are gathered in pink and violet-colored cluster inflorescences.
They give off a very intense and pleasant scent.
It requires a soft, well-drained soil, rich in organic substance and preferably with a clay component.
It prefers the sunny areas of the garden, as it fears cold and drafts.
It must be watered frequently, although it is necessary to avoid harmful water stagnation.
It is advisable to fertilize at least once every 6 months with specific fertilizers for flowering plants.


Begonia is also very suitable for a garden of limited size, being a flower that does not grow excessively.
It is an ornamental succulent plant.
Due to its small size it is particularly suitable for forming small flowerbeds or borders and also lives well in pots.
It has a succulent herbaceous stem and a height of between 20 and 40 cm.
The leaves are fleshy, shiny, bright green or reddish depending on the variety and are edible for humans.
The flowers are small in size and color: white, pink or red.
The male ones are more showy and showy.
The feminine ones are more insignificant.
The fruit is a small triangular capsule.
It requires soft, well-drained soils rich in organic material.
It prefers sunny places but not direct exposure to sunlight.
Fears the cold very much, so it is advisable to store it in a greenhouse during the winter months.
It must be watered frequently.


It is an ornamental herbaceous plant.
It is recommended to form small flower beds or to fill ornamental vases; it can be buried or remain potted.
It has a thin, elongated, dark green stem.
The leaves are lanceolate and narrow, covered with a waxy matrix and an intense green color.
The flowers have well-separated petals, with pointed or rounded edges depending on the variety, and have bright colors ranging from white to yellow to pink to purple red.
They give off a pleasant and intense fragrance.
It must have a well-drained soil, with a basic component and not clayey, never too wet to avoid damaging the root system.
It loves heat and light, although it is preferable to avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
Fears cold and drafts.
It requires frequent watering, not too abundant.
It must be fertilized at least every two months with preferably slow-release fertilizers.


It is an ornamental evergreen shrubby plant.
Due to its reduced and generally leaning development, it is very suitable for completing ornamental potted compositions.
Presents stems up to 1 meter tall and branched, of reddish color, which tend to assume a falling behavior, forming cascades of very ornamental greenery.
The leaves are small, shiny, oval, with a serrated edge, dark green.
The flowers have a tubular appearance similar to bluebells, white or pinkish.
The fruits are woody alchems.
It requires a soft, well-drained soil, rich in organic matter and peat.
It requires direct exposure to sunlight as it loves heat and light, but it also adapts to areas of semi-shade.
It lives well in temperate climates and the temperature should never be below 5 degrees.
It must be watered regularly and fertilized on a monthly basis, using liquid fertilizers.


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