Autumn in the garden and on the terrace
Autumn represents a period of transition from the heat and high temperatures of the summer months to the cold and the gradual lowering of the climate of the winter months. It is good for plants that suffer from the cold to activate precautions to protect them. But this does not mean putting aside the gardener's equipment; many, in fact, are the species that can give splendid blooms even in this period.
Both in the case of gardens and in the case of terraces, it is undoubtedly recommended to plant differentiated flowering plants and shrubs, in order not to find themselves in the coldest months, a bare and unguarded green space. Summer, autumn, evergreen blooms and their alternation will create a colorful and new dynamic effect. In this regard, it is good to analyze and identify plants that can adapt well to the size and exposure of the space available.
The most colorful
Without a doubt, the undisputed protagonist is the cyclamen. Delicate, rather cheap and, if arranged in groups, very scenographic. He is a lover of fresh, but beware of frost! He tolerates it very little and could represent the only limit if not properly protected.
Not to be forgotten are the pansies; they will give an immediate triumph of colors and will accompany you with their blooms until spring, resisting even glacial temperatures. They lend themselves to be planted both in planters and in the ground and do not require great care. About great ease in cultivation, it is a must to mention the ornamental cabbage, hybrid vegetable created by the crossing of different species. It is cultivated from September to March. It adapts to almost all climatic conditions, except dry heat and excessive humidity. So if these conditions exist in September, it is preferable to move the cabbage to a half-shade position.
The Asters (the settembrini) are very impressive, rustic plants that are well suited to cultivation in the ground, a little less for pot breeding, but not recommended. They are precious plants because in just a few gestures and treatments they create an incredible and noticeable spot of color. They should never be missing!
They exist in all sizes and in a decidedly rich color range.
Both the flower beds and the pots can certainly host the Hebe, an evergreen shrub that can reach up to a meter in height. Its delicious violet flowers take on the appearance of small ears and can even be admired in 3 bars. The first in summer, then in autumn and winter. Its ability to adapt to any type of garden and climatic conditions make it suitable to be used to form suggestive compact cushions.