Very suitable in any season for decorating gardens, they allow you to maintain a green and luxuriant space just like in spring, when most of the plant world adapts to vegetative rest by losing all the leaves. They are plants that are found both in areas of the world where climates are humid and tropical and in colder areas. Among these, for example, there are the known "conifers", needle-like plants that maintain their "green foliage" despite the presence of frost and snow. The only plant among conifers that makes an exception and loses its leaves is larch.
And there are many varieties of these plants. There are broad-leaved trees for example, including the olive tree, the holm oak, the cork oak, the myrtle, the strawberry tree and the laurel, typical of Mediterranean vegetation. When we think of evergreens, we generally refer to large trees but we are wrong. THE evergreen they can be very small shrubs with woody branches and stem, or have the shape of a bush. They are used to delimit gardens or as isolated spots in the middle of the lawn, or as hedges to separate one area from another. Typically i evergreen from garden they are planted in autumn or spring and it is good to buy them in pots and not with bare roots, since they are persistent leaves and it is better to be sure that the plant takes root properly.
Color in the winter garden
Persistent leaf plants form the load-bearing structure of a garden: they create a uniform background throughout the year and are the basic elements to which the other essences will have to be combined.
The moment in which they stand out most is however the winter, when the other plants are bare. It is in this period that they become indispensable, with their regular or free shapes, with the texture of the leaves and with the colors, from the warmest to the coldest.
When designing a garden it is always good to alternate deciduous plant with plants that keep the leaf all year round and above all we must pay attention to the choice of colors favoring red leaf plants, such as the Nandine for the sunny areas or the Pieris for the areas in the shade, to have color in the garden even in the cold season.
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