Plants for the garden

How to prepare for the cultivation of garden plants

Despite the success in the realization of our little corner of paradise, in which the different garden plants live in harmony, often requires the knowledge of a lot of information on the individual species that they intend to cultivate, we must not be scared. First of all, we must start with the needs in terms of soil: in fact, not all garden plants can be grown in the same substrate and often require different precautions, especially in terms of pH and draining capacity. From an aesthetic point of view, it will be important to know the flowering period and the color of the inflorescences, as well as the development methods of our plants. The relationship with animals should not be underestimated, considering that lavenders will attract dangerous wasps,

General information on mimosa cultivation

Belonging to the Mimosaceae family, mimosa is a tree capable of reaching considerable size, native to the Australian continent. Its flowers are small and typically yellow in color, and massing thickly together they create a wonderful ornamental effect. The mimosa must be planted preferably in the period between October and March, taking care to expose it directly to the sun’s rays, in order to guarantee its normal growth. The water needs of mimosa depend on the rigidity of the climate: the lower the temperature, the less frequent the watering must be. The ideal soil for planting is acidic and ensures good drainage. We recommend the use of fertilizers rich in nitrogen and potassium,

General information on azalea cultivation

Belonging to the Rhododendron genus and the Eriacaceae family, the azalea is an evergreen dwarf shrub, capable of reaching around 40-90 cm in height. It produces characteristic trumpet flowers of the most varied colors, thanks also to the presence of hybrid specimens. The ideal climate for the cultivation of azalea is temperate, with maximum and minimum temperatures between 20 ° C and -10 ° C, proving however a decidedly rustic plant. In the temperate climate regions the azalea must be planted in full sun, while in the torrid climate regions in a semi-shaded place. The ideal soil for its cultivation proves to be acidic and rich in organic substances, as well as having good drainage: we recommend the use of specific and granular slow-release fertilizer.

Plants for the garden: General information on the cultivation of camellia japonica

Belonging to the Theaceae family, camellia japonica is a small evergreen and particularly rustic shrub, native to the Asian continent, in particular to China and Japan. It usually alternates abundant blooms with years with few flowers, which are pink and white, but also in shades of red and yellow. As a particularly rustic plant, the camellia japonica is able to withstand very harsh climates, with temperatures well below 0 ° C. This plant also needs to be displayed in a shady place. The ideal soil for its cultivation is acidic and rich in humus, to be watered regularly throughout the year. Fertilization must take place a few years after planting, using specific fertilizers for acidophilic plants.

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