A Single Wisteria Bloom Spindle Berry Bush Wild Clematis Wild Convolvulus
Another month has flown by and it is time once again for me to share some of my favourite garden photos from the last month with you. Once again I have had difficulty selecting just a few from the many I have taken over the last few weeks. The garden has been somewhat disappointing this month with not much in the way of colour, it has been way too hot for many flowers to survive for long. The fruit has been productive this month with us enjoying pears, figs, peaches and even a few early apples. The orto, vegetable plot has been very disappointing all season and has virtually ground to a halt with production this month apart from tomatoes and a few lettuces that managed to survive the heat.
The interested gardeners and photographers amongst you will find the full album on Flickr. Our Garden in August 2011 where the photos can be viewed in a larger format.
I have just looked back at last years post Our Garden in August 2010 and it was interesting to note that some of my comments this year, were very similar! The only produce the orto gave us in any quantity was tomatoes, so it seems that August is not a great month, not just this year but most years. At least the copious amounts of fruit that this garden produces means that we are able to eat very healthily, certainly more than the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables.
An occasional rose has bloomed briefly this month and delighted us with her beauty.
The chicory in the meadow shared her beauty with us every morning for just a few hours.
The Apple trees are heavily laden.
The fig harvest has been abundant as we have been picking a bowl like this at least a couple of times a week.
The grapes on our vines are ripening well.
Very few blooms on the Canna Lily this year, but what a beauty this one is.
Finally I just want to share a Canna Lily close up shot with you.
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I hope you have enjoyed sharing this collection of photos taken around our garden this month and remember if you would like to see more views of the garden taken during 2011 please visit the collection of albums at Flickr.com entitled Our Garden 2011
Welcome to ‘News From Italy’ to the other participants of Post of the Month Club, Our World Tuesday and Outdoor Wednesday thankyou for calling by. I hope you have found some pleasure in sharing photos from my garden in Italy, a popular regular post that I hope will encourage you to call by again. I have made so many virtual friends from around the world via this blog, such a friendly network of people, many that also have blogs of their own that they publish for a multitude of different reasons.
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