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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Our Garden In June - Il Nostro Giardino in Giugno

 

Geraniums

This time last year when I wrote the post Our Garden in June 2010 I started it with almost the same words as apart from a few differences that needed changing I wanted to say exactly the same!

How can it be the end of June already?  It is the time once again for me to share some of my favourite garden photos from the last month with you, selecting just a few from the many I have taken over the last few weeks. I think I went rather overboard this month as I have to select my favourites from a total of 298 in all!   

The interested gardeners and photographers amongst you will find the full album on Flickr.  Our Garden in June 2011

The photographs I have chosen from the month of June for you to enjoy are to try and give you an idea of the wide variety of plants in our garden. You know where to look if you want to see them in their full glory in a larger format.  When choosing I also avoided the macro flower shots this month as if I had included them there would be twelve of those, as I find macro photography such fun to experiment with. I post many of these on Beautiful World a site where I have been posting photos for just over a year now. I have not included any photos of the plum harvest either as I thought I would save those for another post.

Jasmine

Poppies Californian and Wild

This photo was also posted today for Beautiful World’s Themed Thursday which this week was ‘sizzling’

Ornamental Leeks

A Favourite Corner

Yucca Plants

Pears

Apples

Apricot

Bears Breeches

Small Orto from roof terrace

Impatiens

Persian Acacia and in front of it Magnolia.

To appreciate the beauty that these two trees provide you need to see the flowers in close up.

Persian Acacia Flowers

Magnolia

Finally in the last day or so the Agapanthus is coming into bloom.

Copyright All rights reserved by LindyLouMac Photo Collection

I hope you have enjoyed sharing this peep at our garden plants this month and remember if you would like to see more photographs of the garden taken during 2011 please visit the collection of albums at Flickr.com Our Garden 2011

54 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your garden posts Linda, and this one is no different. Everything is so beautiful! I especially love all your fruit and Bears Breeches. I've never heard of those!

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  2. Wonderful photos! I smiled to see California Poppies in Italy! I would love to have a little roof terrace that looked out over an orto and those wonderful olive trees. Enjoy your little corner of paradise.

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  3. Your grass is till green...... mine is brown and crinkly! We have still had no rain, though a week ago our local village had a shower on market day we had nothing. I love agapanthus, we had masses in S.A. but none here. If we ever get rain again I will look out for some next year. I also love Yukka but have not really got room for them here. Your garden looks good, you are lucky you can water without using mains. Take care Diane

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  4. Lindy,
    I looked at most of your photos (so many lovely images!) You grow lots of beautiful flowers and vegetables, too. Who eats all the vegetables? Can I come? Can I kidnap some of those lovely, big orange courgette flowers and turn them into culinary delights? I love eating them! Can I, like Peter Rabbit hide inside a terracotta pot and eat all your lettuce when you go inside the house and close the (very lovely) shutters to keep the sun out and have a cold drink? Or will Mr. Mc Gregor turn me into an Anna Pie?
    Wow, Lindy! You have a lovely casolare. Your garden is gorgeous and it makes really happy to think that my country has given you such a lovely, sunny, happy home!
    Well done!

    ANNA

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  5. Wow. My favorite photos are the poppies and the succulent corner. Your garden is amazing, and you are so blessed to have all that fresh fruit! :D Thanks so much for sharing your corner of paradise with us!

    xoxoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  6. Hi Linda, I love everything in your garden. I can only dream of having one and we are really thinking of moving to the country side for my dream to be fulfilled. Your garden is so beautiful.

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  7. Ciao Linda, I hope you're doing well.
    I wonder how you are able to grow such lush plants and flowers in such a hot climate like ours. I bought a lot of different seeds in the UK last September, but they're not having great success, not sure if they were sown too late or if they need more water (the garden has been watered regularly since April, so much water wasted so far!).
    I'm off to admire your Flickr album now :-)
    xxx

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  8. P.S. I love "trapped in the cage" idea, it's a great for climbing plants!

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  9. Glorious!! Love that shot from the roof. And thanks, I learned the name of the - ornamental leeks, which I happen to love.

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  10. Everything looks amazing. We are deep into a severe drought out here in West Texas...our city is running out of water...we are charged an arm and a leg for watering so our grass, plants and flowers are dying. We try to save the remaining water for drinking..Our city is working on building a pipeline from an area lake but....hey...the dang lake is drying up. I think we are in trouble...:(

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  11. Your photographs of the gardens are so beautiful. My favorites are the jasmine and the poppies. I love your favorite little corner and those fruit trees. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  12. Such beauty. I envy anybody who can garden and create such beauty. Thanks for sharing these pictures.

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  13. The photos of your gardens are simply beautiful. It look lush and green and NOT hot like it is here. Sorry to hear of your mother's death.

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  14. Glorious photos! I especially like the two flowering trees and the jasmine. Your fruit looks like it is doing very well also.
    Blessings, Beth

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  15. Ciao Lindy,
    Your garden is an Edem place! Thank you for beautiful photos and also for the name of plants.
    Have a nice day!
    Tatiana

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  16. I fiori e i frutti del tuo giardino sono bellissimi! Buon fine settimana

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  17. Beautiful, wonderful, fantastic, love all the photos although my favorite here are the Geraniums

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  18. Wow, your garden is looking gorgeous Linda! I just adore that picture of the magnolia.

    I know what you mean about the month and year just flying by. I cannot believe it is July already!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and happiness.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  19. Of course when I saw your comment this morning, I had to run over and see what had happened in your life while I've been away from blogging. I am so sorry to read of the loss of your beautiful mother. I feel just terrible that I wasn't around here to offer my sympathy right away as I know how hard it is to lose a mom. There is comfort in knowing that your mother had a good life and that you shared many wonderful moments with her...but, it still doesn't take away that feeling of "wanting to talk to mom". It has been a year for me and yet yesterday afternoon I forgot for a moment and thought about calling her. I'm so glad you got to see her recently.

    Your photos are wonderful. The magnolia is perfection and should be framed and hanging on the wall. Take care and once again I'm so sorry for not visiting sooner.

    Sue

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  20. Your garden is just STUNNING! How do you ever leave the house? XOL

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  21. Ciao! I love these photos!!!! Thank you for your sweet comment!!

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  22. Your garden is just wonderful, Linda. Italy has been on my mind this week. The kids and I watched a Rick Steves TV program on some of the hill towns. I have been on two of his tours and visited most of the places he cited. Oh, how I'd love to go back. Your little piece of paradise is so charming! I love the photo of the poppies and the pears. Your photography is always a pleasure to view. Have a lovely weekend.
    ~Lynn

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  23. What stunning photos! Everything looks just beautiful! Gorgeous gardens and flowers!

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  24. What a luscious garden - so full of beauty that gives joy.

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  25. my gosh, can I come and live with you??! That place is GORGEOUS...all those amazing sights! Love it :) Thanks for your glimpse into Italy each day! I want one of those apples and an apricot too!!!

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  26. I absolutely love the photo with the large planters & iron birdcage over one planter. Che bellissima!

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  27. You are surrounded by an abundance of beauty. My jaw drops at some of these images.

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  28. Thanks for stopping by, Linda! The garden looks so inviting. Always a pleasure to read your posts!

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  29. Magnificicent! The Magnolia is a particular favourite of mine, your photograph is stunning. The smell from the Jasmine must be heavenly, a pity you can't have a scratch and sniff photo!All the fruit trees too, I am so jealous. Thankyou for visiting and leaving lovely comments. I did put your name into both the tea and coffee draws, sorry you didn't win this time. I had visions of the cosies winging their way to exotic and foreign parts, but alas, the U.K.won out!Thankyou for entering. Have a lovely weekend, love Linda x

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  30. Un vero trionfo di fiori e frutta, cara Linda. Wish I was there! Have a great weekend.

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  31. Gorgeous garden...loved these photos!

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  32. The photos of your garden are lovely and the Bear's Breeches are gorgeous. I'm so surprised to see the Persian Acacia. It looks like the Mimosa tree that we have here in the southeast. Although it's condidered invasive in some states, I love it for it's fragrance and love to see it along the roadsides. It reminds me of my childhood.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden.
    Babs

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  33. Your garden is flourishing so beautifully, Linda! I especially liked all the fresh fruit you are growing. My Nonna had pear trees and made th emost delicious pies with them.

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  34. Bonjour Linda, lovely to see you back. No, I can't believe it's July already either, half the year gone? What? When did that happen?

    Anyway, your garden is magnificent. I can so imagine the sounds around it and smell the plants. I love that picture of the corner with all the pots (maybe because it reminds me of pretty interiors vignettes) and that magnolia is beautiful.

    Thanks for your lovely comment yesterday, I've had some quite some comments to yesterday's post, so I decided to do one big answer in a post today.

    Wishing you a great weekend - I wish I was in Italy instead of London right now... :-) xo

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  35. Wow! Such a variety of wonderful plants! Lucky you!
    Thanks for sharing your fabulous pics;o)

    ¤ Have a nice and happy weekend ¤

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  36. Linda, you have the most amazing garden. I am rendered almost speechless every time I read your garden posts. And what a blessing to have those fruits, too!

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  37. Love your garden pictures! Everything looks like it flourishes in Italy and it looks just as I would imagine. I particularly enjoyed the picture of what we call here a "Mimosa" tree ~ the tree with the pink pom-pom flowers. We can't grow those here in Ohio because our winters are too cold, but we had them when I lived in Maryland and they were always a favorite of mine.
    Cindy

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  38. You do have a lovely garden! I bet it keeps you very busy!

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  39. I used to have Agapanthus when I was in California, which is one of the sturdiest plants I've ever run across. Sadly, it won't survive up here...half of the plants I am acquainted with don't like this climate. It's taking a while to get my green thumb back. Can't blame everything on the weather! Your garden by the way is beautiful, very rewarding for all your hard work.

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  40. What outstanding photos. I can see how much effort you put into this garden. It was worth it, because it's not a garden; it's a dream.

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  41. I love your posts and this was no exception. Your garden is so beautiful and I'm so pleased that it has someone as talented as you to look after it. x

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  42. How absolutely beautiful. God is good!

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  43. I don't blame you for taking so many photos of your beautiful garden and environment, Linda. I'd be taking 1000's!!! I love the magnolia close up and the acacias too. But my favorite of this group is the one from the rooftop looking down into your peaceful garden and orchards. You are living my dream!

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  44. I wrote a long note, only to lose it..so I start again..Everything is just beautiful..So nice to have your own fruit/veggies..Our garden is slow going..We really only get two good months and it is over. The way the weather has been this year, not sure what is going to happen. Oh well, it is in God's hands..Have a happy week. xoxoCarolyn/Rosebud.

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  45. What a beautiful garden! How wonderful you have fruit & flowers! Love the view from your roof!

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  47. it is wonderful to see the gorgeous colour in your garden and the warmth of the summer sun. I see some flowers that are in my garden also! Thank you for sharing, and thankyou also for stopping by my blog. I am glad you enjoyed the Grevilleas. Have a wonderful week.

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  48. My goodness what a beautiful garden. The magnolia blossom looks almost unreal but it is lovely. Of all of the plants you show I think my favourite is the Persian acacia but it is hard to make a choice.

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  49. I love your garden so very much, Linda. :-) What an absolute haven of peace and beauty to restore you in body and spirit. :-)

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  50. Solo una parola: splendido - gorgeous!

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  51. I'm happy to say this is the second year I'm enjoying images of the beautiful bounty that is your garden! I LOVE the shot from the roof – I never had a concept of the layout before. Thanks so much for this taste of La Dolce Vita! xo

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  52. Wow what a beautiful garden!! I really enjoy the photos you post on your blog, I have wanted to go to Italy my whole life and I get to enjoy the culture through your blog!

    One day I will make it to Italy to see where my family is from!

    Also, thanks for commenting on my blog the other day :)

    Jen

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  53. Why do gardens always seem to be more beautiful in Italy? These pictures are STUNNING!
    xx

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