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Gardens on the terrace

Gardens on the terrace


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Gardens on the terrace


It is possible to create beautiful gardens on the terrace without having to have very large spaces, on condition that they exhibit a favorable exposure to sunlight and that they have such logistic features as to allow the cultivation of outdoor plants.
Depending on the size of the terrace you can choose vegetables of various types, namely:
- medium height trees
- shrubs
- climbing plants
- herbaceous plants
- aromatic and medicinal plants

Mimosa



It is an evergreen ornamental shrubby plant.
It has woody stems around 10 meters high, dark brown in color.
The leaves are small, bipinnate, with a soft, dark green color; they are extremely delicate and tend to lock themselves up when the weather conditions become adverse.
The flowers are flower-shaped inflorescences of golden yellow color, with a soft and feathery consistency, very fragrant; flowering occurs from January to March and is very abundant, but of short duration.
This plant is chosen to create a fragrant and intense color corner, even if for a few months a year; when flowering ends, the plant remains alive with the leaf apparatus.
The fruits are long black colored legumes.
It must be housed in very sunny areas as it fears the cold: the temperature can never fall below 15 degrees to avoid damage.
It requires a soft, well-drained soil, enriched with organic material and humus.
Watering is recommended only during the early life of the plant as rainwater is then sufficient to irrigate it.

Begonia



It is an ornamental succulent plant
It has herbaceous stems with a succulent matrix, erect, 25 to 40 cm tall.
The leaves are fleshy, rounded, with a continuous margin, bright green or reddish depending on the variety.
They are edible for humans.
The male flowers are showy and vary in color between white, pink and red; the feminine ones are more insignificant.
The fruit is a triangular shaped capsule containing the seeds.
It is a very adaptable species to form compositions with other plants and to create spots of color, even if it is not perfumed.
It requires soft, well-drained soils rich in organic material and peat.
It must be exposed to the sun as it fears cold and drafts.
We must water it constantly but without causing water stagnation.

Tulip



It is an ornamental herbaceous plant.
It has elongated leaves, lanceolate, with alternate insertion, covered with a waxy patina, of an intense green color.
The flowers have long rounded or pointed petals depending on the variety, they are very fragrant and have intense and brilliant colors that turn from white, to pink, to red, to violet.
Flowering has a short duration.
They are very suitable plants to form borders of flowerbeds or vases, both for their pleasant aspect and for the very intense aroma.
It requires a basic, well-drained soil with no clay components.
It must be exposed to hot and sunny areas, it is afraid of drafts and cold.
It should be watered regularly during the warm months as both the leaves and the flowers have a tendency to dry easily.

Surfinia



It is an ornamental herbaceous plant
It is commonly called: petunia.
Due to its very abundant flowering and particularly pleasant fragrance, this plant is widespread in gardens and terraces for ornamental purposes, also because it is well adaptable.
The stem is herbaceous, sticky, covered with down, of medium height and with a tendency to fall.
The leaves are oval, with a continuous margin, a viscous consistency and a light green color.
The flowers have a funnel-shaped morphology, with 5 upper lobes, and a narrow base; the colors range from white to pink to red to purple.
It requires a well-drained, non-calcareous soil, enriched with organic material and sand.
It prefers sunny exposures as it loves the heat and fears low temperatures and humidity.
It must be watered abundantly and frequently: in summer at least every 2 days.
Fertilization is recommended every two months and using liquid fertilizers.

Achimene



It is a bushy evergreen ornamental plant ...
Due to its tendency to fall and form green waterfalls, it is used for decorative purposes by placing it in hanging vases.
Presents squamous rhizomes from which stems originate. with flexible and hanging branches.
The leaves are elongated, shiny, dark green.
The flowers have a funnel-shaped corolla that opens with 4 petals, white, yellow, pink, blue.
Flowering continues from early summer to autumn and is very picturesque.
It requires a well-drained, soft soil, preferably enriched with humus and organic material.
It prefers bright environments that are well exposed to the sun, although it is necessary to avoid direct sunlight which could damage the flowers.
It loves the heat, but not excessive: it does not live at temperatures above 27 degrees.
It should be watered often, at least twice a week during warm periods, with preferably lukewarm water.
It is advisable to always keep the saucers moist to ensure a proper dose of humidity.