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Field flower

If in the limited green areas of the city wildflowers can be seen less than once, in the suburbs it is still possible to enjoy the spectacle that offers spontaneous and wild flora, with its colors and scents. The field flowers in the hills and in the mountains are in fact very varied: with their different types, they create multicolored expanses with spontaneous growth, suggestive and effective. But is it possible to grow wildflowers in your own garden in the city? The answer is yes: having a small green space where daisies, clover, borage and mallow grow is not a complicated thing. You can buy seeds from the nursery or take plants directly from the countryside. Any type of wildflower, which has nothing to envy to the elegant species grown in the nursery or in the greenhouse, is by nature very resistant and capable of growing quite spontaneously in various types of soil. Therefore, creating a garden dominated by wildflowers will not be difficult, the important thing is that they are guaranteed a very sunny area - at least for a third of the day - and a moist but well-drained soil, rich in fertilizers and mineral salts. In order for the small wildflowers not to be suffocated by weeds, a minimum of maintenance of the garden is necessary. And to have a varied lawn, you can try to mix different types of flowers.

Among the most resistant and most beautiful flowers from an ornamental point of view there are white clover, mallow, primrose, daisy and borage. Among the most difficult to cultivate, cornflower and poppy. Here are some more details to learn about the various types of wildflowers.


Mallow and clover

Few people know that mallow is one of the many wildflowers seen in the grassy expanses of the countryside. Known especially for its healing properties in herbal medicine, the mallow has a very pretty flower made up of five bilobed pink-lilac petals and is an annual perennial plant that can even be ornamental within a garden. It is also possible to plant it in areas where there are strong variations in temperature since the mallow is a resistant and vigorous plant. A particular soil is not necessary even if the dry or sandy soils are very suitable. As for the watering, except for long periods of drought, this wild flower does not need a lot of water or fertilizers.

And in addition to the mallow, it is good to take into account also the white clover (trifolium repens) which belongs to the legumes and is very common in the countryside. It is a plant that grows well in temperate climates, has a good resistance during the coldest months but not in case of high temperatures and drought. The trifolium repens is suitable for a city garden: it is strong, durable and resistant. It prefers a fresh and well-drained soil, perhaps endowed with organic substance and the ideal period for sowing is spring. The flowers produced by the clover are white veined with pink and the light green leaves are ovoid with evident veins.

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