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The plants are organic beings that live and grow but that, unlike the Humans or of the animals, they cannot move from one place to another by voluntary impulse. Trees, shrubs, vegetables and other vegetables are part of all the plants, which are studied by the botany .

Ornamental , on the other hand, is an adjective that refers to the pertaining or relative to the ornamentation . Ornaments are those ornaments or ornaments that allow you to decorate a thing and make it more colorful.

This means that ornamental plants are those vegetables that are used in the decor with the intention of decorating or embellishing a space. They are plants that are grown for aesthetic purposes, unlike other species (such as edible plants or medicinal ). However, there are plants that can fulfill more than one of these functions.

For example: “I'm going to grow different ornamental plants so that the yard look more colorful ”, "The government announced that it will invest a good amount of money in ornamental plants to decorate the main avenue", “The gardener recommended me to buy ornamental plants to place next to the door”.

Ornamental plants can stand out for the shape or color of their leaves and flowers, for their perfume, for the presence of fruits or for their texture, among other features. These plants are used to create landscape designs, beautify gardens or decorate an indoor environment (such as a living room). Experts believe that there are more than 3,000 plants that are destined to ornamental use .

Types of ornamental plants

Broadly speaking, it is possible to recognize certain types of ornamental plants, grouped from a point of view functional, taking into account its physical characteristics and its contributions when decorating a space such as a garden or the interior of a house.

On the one hand they are the trees and bushes, considered one of the fundamental elements, given the great impact visual they generate. They are usually surrounded by smaller plants and flowers, as they are used as walls or as vertices of ornamental structures. Fruit trees are a very popular choice because in addition to decorating they fulfill a really important function: they provide us with food. Although it seems obvious, when choosing a tree or a bush, it should be taken into account that the first one has a single trunk and the second, several branches that start from the base.

The aquatic plants and flowers They are very popular, given their peculiar beauty and the fact that they do not always remain in the same place. They are usually used in both exterior and interior, natural and artificial ponds.

Other ornamental plants that enjoy much success among decoration lovers are those that have a annual cycle, that is, those that germinate, bloom and wilt within a year. In particular they are highly sought after by the ranges of colors that contribute to houses and gardens.

The fernsOn the other hand, they stand out for their great resistance, for their peculiar and attractive foliage and for existing in a great variety. They are usually used mainly in hanging pots and the fact that they do not give flowers does not seem to affect their popularity at all.

For spaces with high walls the best option is usually the climbing plants, since they adapt with admirable flexibility to any surface. These ornamental plants are very varied: some give flowers (which in turn can be colorful or white), their leaves can have different sizes, their stem can be green or reddish, passing through many shades and nuances, and so on.

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