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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Our Garden in August - Il Nostro Giardino in Agosto

 

      

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.

Apple

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.

Tomatoes

Peaches

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

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65 comments:

  1. Delightful photographs of your garden. Thanks for sharing them with us. I love the look of the figs and tomatoes, some of my favourite fruits!

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  2. Beautiful photos of your produce. I suppose that the secret of gardening in a hot climate is to grow items which will thrive in your climate. Figs and tomatoes would certainly fit that bill.
    I bet they taste gorgeous!

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  3. Pity about your vegetables, I am still picking masses and yes, still stacks of tomatoes. They seem to have been going for months. My apples and figs are doing well. I picked well over 1.7kg of figs yesterday which are already bottled as there is still plenty on the tree to eat fresh. I must now get back to quinces again and see who else around here wants some, there are just too many. Fruit wise we seem to be much the same except my hazel has nothing, and you tell me yours is loaded, strange! It is interesting to compare. Have a good day Diane x

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  4. It all looks wonderful. I think my two Italian neighbours will be very envious of your fig tree. They both have one in their garden but with the weather we have had this Summer in the UK they haven't done very well. One has a very good crop of grapes but not the other one I suppose it depends on the positioning etc... I am going to pop over to your flicker photo's now to see all the lovely photographs in a larger size especially the lily which looks a great colour. Love Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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  5. Beautiful Canna Lilly, Linda. Gosh, I envy you your abundance of figs and grapes. Don't they look wonderful. We have loads of apples and loads of blackberries in the wild part of the garden. My husband said that Eli was helping him pick them on Monday and wanted to hold the container. Mmmm! I would have smelt a rat there. Anyway, when my husband turned round, the container was empty - all eaten!! August isn't really a good month in my garden either, although we have had another flush or roses, and all the pots give us colour. This is a good idea to take photos of the garden all through each month.

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  6. Our Canna Lilies have been disappointing too this year, but we've so many tomatoes that we're forced to give them away, never seen so much red stuff from my vegetable plot in 30 years!
    Beautiful shots of your own Eden!
    xxx

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  7. Beautiful flowers you have in the garden, but the fruit trees are my favorite. They are fresh and yummy.

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  8. Que de merveilles ; a presto !

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  9. Beautiful as ever! My favorite is the rose.

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  10. Oh Linda, everything is magnificent!!! The field of chicory is just wonderful, and those plump apples make me smile. :-)

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  11. What an abundance you have in your garden! I am especially jealous of the figs. An ocean apart, you have many of the same growing things I'm seeing in Maine right now.

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  12. What a lovely, and productive garden! Am visiting from post of the month, and wishing rhe visit wasn't virtual. We just returned from a visit with some friends with another lovely garden; makes my balcony attempt seem rather silly. But maybe one day... And thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great mouth-watering photos (the fruits that is!) That's interesting what you said about August. Our herbs and vegetables in Florida always struggle in the wet, hot, humid conditions in August, and many do not survive because of fungus or other reasons.

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  14. Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the bounty of your garden? It's wonderful to see how much yours has produced. Grasshoppers have held our garden back. But the zucchini have had a stellar year. i'm looking for homes for the remaining zucchini. I need to make a list of friends I can leave them with!

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  15. What an amazing garden you have! Lovely photos. I'm here in the New Mexico desert in a drought! Everything is dry, gardens didn't do well this year, so I'm enjoying your luscious garden - thanks!
    And thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  16. Beautiful pics, beautiful flowers and...delicious figs!! Ciao

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  17. Stunning! Like last year, you make us dream with these floral (and edible) beauties... thank you.

    A big hug,
    E xx

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  18. the photos are lovely as always the abundance of fruit is mind boggling, it makes me wonder why our city has such a high number of Italian residents,, why would they leave such a wonderful growing spot.They force the most wonderful veg and fruit from our harsh climate here,, whydid they come I wonder, I will have to ask one of my Italian friends,, most have been economy,,the Cala Lily is just so warm and invinting, it draws us in, thankyou for these lovely photos,

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  19. This is just lovely! So many luscious fruits! I do adore figs.

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  20. You found my weakness (other than chocolate :) I love flowers. The rose picture is so delicate and the Lily is vibrant! Beautiful pictures, I could almost smell the lovely flowers!

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  21. Not surprising that your garden news could have been written of my Sacramento area garden, clematis and wisteria are among the few flowers in bloom and tomatoes are the most productive. Fruit I must get at the farmer's market.

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  22. You certainly have had a "fruitful" season!! Thanks for stopping by my place and saying hi...so nice to meet you!

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  23. Hi, Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am jealous, I loved Italy when I visited a couple of times years ago. My first visit was a coach trip, and on the way back I cried all the way from Rome to Milan as I didn't want to go home!
    I'm envious of your fruit crop too, my fig tree died last winter so I'm buying dried figs now. My polytunnel was destroyed by hurricane force winds several years back, so no more home grown toms either. It's too cold and windy here to grow them outside.

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  24. Rich harvest you have!
    Fantastic shots all.

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  25. Such great pictures! You must have an amazing garden!

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  26. Your veggies look so good and ripe. Making my mouth water for an apple or a tomato. Beautiful blooms. Seems August is not a good month for most gardeners. Mine are not what they were a month ago.

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  27. All of your photos are beautiful!Your gardens are producing gorgeous flowers, veggies, and fruits!

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  28. Lovely! Do you know what variety of figs you have? They look identical to ours but we don't know the variety.

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  29. Stunning photographs, everything look sso luscious, the figs are awesome!

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  30. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad that you liked it. You are always welcomed.
    Your garden is most impressive too. You've even got figs! It is supposed to be the magic word :-)
    http://pencilandbox.blogspot.com/2011/07/fig-trees-in-formentera.html

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  31. Lovely photos, oh to grow peaches, limes and grapes, too cold here :) x

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  32. Your garden looks wonderful still - ours has dried out and wilted in our hot summer.

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  33. Your garden looks lush and beautiful. The apple tree is amazing, and your tomatoes are lovely, and for your flowers are amazing. We're suffering through a drought, so our yard and garden is mostly brown.
    Thanks for visiting my site.

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  34. Your photos are especially pretty today! I just bought some organic fruit at one of our favorite stores and came home and took some photos! The figs were the BEST! I haven't had any in years! ♥

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  35. These are so wonderful! I especially enjoyed the delicate pink rose and the photo of the apple by itself.

    You are so fortunate to be able to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. Cheers!

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  36. Beautiful flower pictures ! So you moved to Italy, while my Italian husband moved to Brussels long ago. He is from the Garda lake and of course I know this region very well.

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  37. Thank you for the lovely walk in your garden. The rose looks exquisite and the fruit delicious. I see now figs for the first time. We always buy them in dried condition.
    Have a nice rest of the week.

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  38. I enjoyed the virtual tour and mostly admired your cherry tomatoes: really impressive!

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  39. Figs - ah, seems so Mediterranean to me. Your photography is stunning, as always. It has been an unusually cool summer in England, so my photos will soon show the Viginia Creeper turning red:) Thank you for linking up to another Post Of The Month Club!

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  40. You have a wonderfully productive and beautiful garden.

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  41. I am so envious of your figs! I love fresh figs, but they so expensive to buy that I seldom do! Your tomatoes and apples look so good too, ripe for picking. Lovely post, thank you!

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  42. Looks like you have a green thumb awesome photos!

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  43. Wow! Such a variety of lovely flowers and fruit! Love the figs!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful shots;o)

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    Have a nice and happy day****

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  44. Hello, Your garden is just lovely. I would like to have apples and grapes in my yard. Very nice. Have a great day!

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  45. You are so blessed to have a glorious garden. Your figs are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your photos of everything growing in your garden. This is a great post!

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  46. Wow your garden is so beautiful and fruitful. No need to visit the market. :)

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  47. Splendid photos...so glad to meet up with you. I now will learn about your area of Italy. I follow a lady in Tuscany and now you. Cheers!

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  48. I'm always learning something here: I had no idea that the blue flower was chicory - now I know what to forage next spring!

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  49. Amazing produce!!!! It's been so hot and so dry....we're about baked! Those apples look particularly scrumptious!

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  50. Great produce, especially the figs! We enjoyed our pears, apples and a few peaches in our Italian garden this trip. Our sister-in-law has had a good harvest of healthy tomatoes, but she has had lots of rainwater stored in a huge tank.
    Have a good day!

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  51. Great fruit and flowers.I like growing vegetables but I can't grow such wonderful tomatoes. I'll try it again next year.:)

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  52. You have such wonderful variety in your garden. I love that photo of the rose...perfection. You know I've never had a fresh fig...they must be wonderful!

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  53. We also had a good set of figs this year. I have been looking at different recipes to find different ways to eat them. I might have a bit of kitchen time ahead of me.

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  54. Enjoyed seeing your beautiful flowers and fruit harvest. Nothing like fresh, home grown.

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  55. Wow...yummy grapes and all your garden produce looks wonderful! Your flowers are stunning, too!

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  56. From your photos it certainly looks bountiful. Love the delicate rose.

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  57. Wonderful series of fruit and flowers. Especially the orange flower, beautiful and delicate.

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  58. Oh no, please do link up! This post is beautiful and I include gardens, places to visit and vacation,etc. You will be a wonderful addition to Potpourri Friday! Please share your splendid Italy with us!

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  59. Hi Linda
    Your fruit trees are amazing, and those tomatoes (!) they put my puny little crop well in the shade.
    How wonderful to have such abundance to be able to enjoy every day.
    bon weekend
    Maggie

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  60. G'Day, another Linda....I am pleased to find your blog.I followed your link from Tootsie Time. It looks to me like you live in a wonderful area.Cheers.

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  61. Glad I found you!!! I came from Buckeroomama. Italy is on my bucket list of places to see before I die. You are so blessed.

    Love the shots. I will definitely be back for a visit.

    www.intheheartofhappy.com

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  62. Wonderful shots, love the apple in the tree, grapes and tomatoes, gorgeous tones and colours!

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