Flowers

Plant flowers


Plant flowers


The flowering plants represent a fundamental component of gardens and terraces as they are able to create pleasing patches of ornamental color.
There are several varieties that can be:
- arboreal
- shrubby
- climbing plants
- evergreens
- herbaceous
- aquatic
The flower is a part of the plant deriving from the modification of the apical portion of a branch or a stem and has the task to protect the male and female reproductive organs and to attract, with the beauty and the perfume of the corollas, the insects implicated in the process of pollination.
Several parts are distinguished:
- Outer calyx, formed by sepals, generally of green color
- internal corolla consisting of petals of various colors
- male reproductive organs, which are the stamens and the anthers containing the pollen
- female reproductive system composed of: pistil with stylus and stigma containing the ovary

TULIP


It is a very decorative flowering herbaceous plant.
It has an elongated and thin herbaceous stem, of an intense green color.
The leaves are thin and lanceolate, intense green.
The flower is formed by a corolla with a variable number of petals with a fleshy and velvety appearance.
They are very distinct from each other, elongated in shape, with the top edge rounded or pointed depending on the variety.
They have extremely bright colors, with shades ranging from white to yellow, to pink to purple to purple.
They are very fragrant.
This plant lives well in soils with basic and non-clayey, well-drained and soft components.
It requires indirect exposure to sunlight, frequent watering and fertilization with specific liquid fertilizer for flowering plants.

FUCHSIA


It is a shrubby flowering plant, of oriental appearance, extremely decorative.
It has a semi-woody and branched stem of green color tending to reddish.
The leaves are oval or lanceolate, of a bright green color, with an entire or serrated edge.
The flowers are pendulous and form real waterfalls with a characteristic purple color.
They have an external calyx with 4 sepals that encloses a tubuliform corolla ending with 4 apical petals.
The fruits are small fleshy berries containing seeds.
This plant lives well in fertile, well-drained soils, rich in organic matter and sand.
It requires an indirect exposure to sunlight even if it loves light and mild climates.
It must be watered regularly and abundantly, especially in the warm months.

CORNFLOWER



It is a herbaceous flowering plant, of country appearance, very suitable for forming flower beds or flower arrangements in ornamental vases.
The stem is robust and slender, up to 1 meter high, with an intense green color.
the leaves are lanceolate, thin and elongated, of dark green color.
The flowers gather in flower head inflorescences, with a more external crown of sterile and large flowers, and an inner crown of fertile and small flowers.
They have petals with irregular margins, light blue to purple or pink.
They are very fragrant.
The fruit is an achene with feathery appendage, suitable for insemination.
It requires a soft, well-drained soil, rich in organic material and peat.
It must be exposed to indirect sunlight and housed in climatically temperate areas.
It is a resistant and well adaptable plant.

PETUNIA



It is a herbaceous flowering plant, with an erect or hanging pattern depending on the variety, very suitable for forming cascades of color on window sills or ornamental flower beds.
It has a sticky stem, hanging, of an intense green color.
The leaves are oval, viscous, covered with a layer of downy hair, of an intense green color.
The flowers have a funnel shape, with a cylindrical lower portion which continues with an apical portion divided into 5 lobes.
The colors are very bright and vary between the shades of white, pink, red, purple.
It requires a fertile and well-drained soil, enriched with organic material and humus, possibly also with shredded bark.
It must be exposed to the sun as it prefers temperate and mild climates.
It fears excessive heat that causes premature withering of the corollas.
Watering must be frequent but not too abundant to avoid water stagnation.

NINFEA


It is an aquatic flowering plant, which lives on stretches of water, laying the leaves and the large corolla and forming extremely decorative and ornamental areas.
Its roots, up to 2 meters long, rest on the bottom, anchoring themselves to the base soil.
On the surface you can admire the large, thick, glossy, dark green leaves; and the flowers, hermaphrodite, with large corollas, with fleshy petals, with a continuous margin, of white color and extremely perfumed.
They have the characteristic of opening only when they are hit by sunlight, and during the good season.
The deep soil requires the addition of manure, peat and dried blood, an essential component to guarantee an optimal flowering.
Before housing the plant, it is advisable to keep it for a month in a container with tap water at a constant temperature of 25 degrees.