When spring finally arrives and going towards the beautiful season, if we are lucky enough to have a house with a garden, we are increasingly inclined to see it beautiful, colorful and in order.
Of course the first thing to do is to clean it from the winter remains like dry leaves of nearby trees, some flowers gone by last season, etc.
If the house is new and therefore it is the first year that we care about our outdoor space, certainly the first thing to do is to think about its furniture, which will clearly depend on its size but it will not be missing a nice table and chairs. to welcome our guests. And if we are lucky enough to have more space, we can also create a nice relaxing corner with a set of sofas and small armchairs or even nice chaise longues with colorful cushions. Inevitable, especially for the summer, a shelter from the direct sun and therefore yes to umbrellas, sails or gazebos.
Once furnished we have to embellish it with the flowers that will be chosen based on the exposure of our garden.
If we don’t really have the green thumb let us advise our florist by describing at best the hours of sun and shade that it takes, so as to plant the right flowers that last throughout the summer.
If the sun shines on our garden for most of the day we will have to choose flowers that resist heat especially those of the central summer hours. It is therefore a succulent or semi-succulent plant like begonias, or the surfinie that give a lot of color, the hibiscus or the purslane that lets its flowers open with the sun’s rays.
Otherwise, if the exposure of our garden will be more towards the north then we will be able to choose plants with large flowers such as hydrangeas or rhododendron, but also azaleas or camellias that prefer shaded areas and are ill-suited to the direct rays of the sun.
But in any self-respecting garden, be it exposed to the north or south, you cannot miss the queen: the rose.
Perfect for any environment, both positioned in full sun and in the shade, the rose does not require so much attention for irrigation and blooms throughout the spring and summer period, from late April until October. A single foresight for her: with the great heat she could get sick and therefore we prevent disinfectants that preserve her innate beauty.
ATTENTION: Whatever the flowers we choose let us advise ourselves well, or let us document ourselves on the internet, with regards to watering. Not all flowers, in fact, have the same needs and therefore it will be good to inform us so as not to risk causing them to rot due to excessive water or to dry out because we give them too little.