How to create a small garden

How to create a small garden

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How to create a small garden

To create a small garden, the choice of plants will necessarily have to be directed towards vertically developing plants, such as climbers, or towards medium-sized herbaceous plants, both evergreen and flowering.
Therefore large trees or shrubs are to be excluded.
As always we must consider some assumptions, namely:
- extension of the garden
- type of terrain
- weather conditions
- type of exposure
- coexistence between plants

Wild bellflower

It is a perennial ornamental herbaceous plant very suitable for creating colored areas in the garden and easily adaptable to coexistence with other plants.
It has erect herbaceous stems, covered with a thick down, up to 1 meter in height.
The leaves have a lanceolate or heart-shaped shape, with a toothed margin and a rather rough consistency.
The hermaphrodite flowers are gathered in medium-sized inflorescences, with colors varying between the shades of yellow, orange, purple and violet.
The fruits look like hanging hairy capsules containing a large number of seeds.
It requires a soft, deep, well-drained soil with an alkaline component, never acid.
It must be exposed to sunlight, even directly because it loves warm climates, even if it is not damaged by the cold.
It requires regular watering, every two weeks, with not too abundant irrigations to avoid harmful water stagnations.
Fertilization must be carried out at least once a month, preferably with liquid fertilizers.


It is an ornamental succulent plant, particularly recommended for filling ornamental pots or for forming small flower beds.
The stem is erect, with an average height of about 30-40 cm.
The leaves are rounded, with smooth edges, fleshy, shiny, bright green or reddish depending on the variety, and are edible for humans.
The female flowers are insignificant, while the male ones are more showy, with colors ranging between white, pink and purple red.
It requires soft, well-drained soils rich in organic substance.
It must be housed in sunny and bright areas, although it is preferable to avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
It loves warm or warm climates and it fears the cold and it is advisable to repair it in the greenhouse during the winter.
It must be watered regularly and frequently, especially during the hot season.
Fertilization is recommended at least twice a year and using liquid fertilizers.


It is an ornamental herbaceous plant which, due to the beauty of its flowers, is used for setting up flower beds or vases for decorative purposes; It is very suitable for small gardens as it has a vertical development.
It has an erect stem, of medium height (maximum 50 cm.), Of dark green color.
The leaves are thin, lanceolate, covered with a waxy patina and have an alternate insertion.
The flowers are very fragrant, they have corollas endowed with petals well separated from the bright colors (in the gradations of the white, yellow, pink and red purple), with rounded or pointed edges according to the varieties.
It requires a soft and well-drained soil, with a basic and not clayey component, rich in humus and peat.
It must be exposed to sunlight, even if not directly, as it loves the heat and fears both cold and drafts.
Watering must be regular and not too abundant to prevent the soil from becoming soaked, damaging the roots.
Fertilization is recommended at least every two months, using slow-release liquid fertilizers.


It is an ornamental shrub that, depending on the variety, can be perennial or transient.
Being endowed with beautiful flowers and with a very intense color, this plant lends itself to forming patches of intense color in flowerbeds or as a border, adapting well also to the housing in a vase.
Presents branched and erect shrubbery, semi-woody, green or reddish.
The leaves are oval or lanceolate, with entire or serrated edges and have an intense green color.
The flowers have a pendulous shape, with a tubular shape that ends with 4 very distinct petals, with very vivid colors in the gradation of pink, violet, purple red.
They have a pleasant exotic appearance and are very fragrant.
It requires soft, well-drained soils, with the addition of sand and organic material.
It must be exposed to light, but not directly to sunlight which could damage the flowering by drying it prematurely.
It loves the heat and fears the cold except for the rustic variety which is very well adaptable.
It requires regular watering even if you have to be careful not to wet the soil too much to avoid harmful water stagnation that could easily cause root deterioration.
Fertilization must be repeated at least every two months, using specific fertilizers for flowering plants and rich in phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and iron, indispensable elements for optimal plant development.