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Ivy (Hedera helix)

Garden plants

We all love to furnish the garden with plants, first because it is the best way to furnish it and at the same time to make it always seem like a corner of nature all to ourselves, second because tradition has it that a garden is a sort of real copy of what we have always imagined and desired in our mind. In reality, plants play a fundamental role to say the least in the relaxation process that the garden operates on our mind, as they recreate that natural, uncontaminated, silent and calm atmosphere that is the exact opposite of the chaotic life we ​​live and therefore it is much more than healthy for body and mind. There are no plant species more suitable or less suitable for this process,

Climbing plants

A category of plants that is very much used for gardens all over the world are climbing plants: they are so called because they love to grow close to larger plants or surrounding walls and houses. In reality, there are semi-climbing plants, that is, suitable for growing with this behavior but always bound to the ground by the roots and the food, and truly climbing plants with phenomenal attributes: they have aerial roots that bind to branches, trunks and walls as supports. to grow more and more and under the branches there are small suckers that allow the plant itself not to lean but to climb with safety, speed and firmness even on tortuous and high sections. A particular feature of climbing plants is the power and speed of growth:

Ivy (Hedera helix): Ivy

The common ivy, whose scientific name is Hedera Helix, is probably the best known and most widespread of climbing plants, at least in Italy. It has a strong spontaneous character and therefore it is very often found in uncultivated and / or abandoned land, but if well cared for it has a very elegant and appreciated aspect, which can make a good impression in a well-kept garden. It is a real climber (see the definitions in the previous paragraph), with great growth power and capable of reaching more than twenty meters in height if it finds a suitable support; in fact it is the plant that covers the old farmhouses and the highest high voltage pylons. It has leaves with three or five lobes on the non-flowering branches,

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