Exotic plants in the garden

Jul 12, 2019 House

Exotic plants in the garden

Plants coming from tropical countries are characterized by extraordinary abundance, which we would look for in vain in native forests and parks. Many exotic species have no chance of surviving in our climate, but some of them can be successfully grown in gardens.
What species can be grown in the garden?
Some exotic plant species can develop successfully in our climate if we provide them with adequate protection. Such species include agave, freezeproof palm, bamboo, ground cactus and eucalyptus. Although it may seem unlikely, it is also possible to plant oranges and bananas, although these species need special care.
The most picturesque plant among the above mentioned is eucalyptus, originating from Australia and Tasmania. These trees never lose their leaves, in the gusts reach a height of several dozen meters. They emit an intense, pleasant fragrance, and are the source of the so valued in the industry eucalyptus oil. The crowns of the eucalyptus are spread out and the branches are intricately twisted. The leaves are oval in shape, covered with a colourful bloom.
Oriental gardens
Oriental plants can also be a very interesting decorative element. They can be grown in European climatic conditions, remembering, however, that in late autumn and winter it is necessary to take care of their proper protection against negative temperature and snow. The characteristic feature of Japanese gardens is simplicity. A large role is also played by the appropriate location of individual plants, in accordance with the principles of feng shui. When arranging gardens, the Japanese use natural terrain, for practical reasons, they also create gravel paths, which make it easier to move between the beds. In addition, they create ponds or fountains where large decorative stones are placed.
Although exotic plants require great care in European climatic conditions, they are an attractive decorative element, so that they are very popular among hobby gardeners. It is enough to provide them with adequate protection, so that they can grow and enjoy the eye.