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Friday, March 30, 2012

Our Garden in March - Il Nostro Giardino in Marzo

Last year from February until September I published a regular post on News From Italy entitled 'Our Garden' at the end of every month. It was a popular feature and I have decided that now the plants have caught up after The Big Freeze in Lazio and that Spring has finally arrived it should be revived.


I hope you will enjoy sharing these collages of photos taken around our garden this month.


First to show colour were the daffodils with the first ones blooming at the very start of March, with the different varieties spread throughout the month. As I write they are all but over now, nothing is lasting very long this Spring with the combination of warmth and no rain to speak of.  Everyone has started watering, mainly their vegetables of course, but it is very early to need to do so!












Our Persimmon Tree.
One of our Walnut Trees.
Our Orto.

The fruit trees have given us beautiful displays of blossom this month with the Apricot the first to emerge closely followed by the Peach and the Cherry


Last month the leaves on our Camellia were looking very burnt and I really had not much hope for the blooms, but they survived and are actually looking better than normal, as often the Spring rains ruin them, not this year.



                                                   Some general views of the garden.




Other splashes of Spring colour were provided by a mixture of plants both cultivated and wild. 
Cerinthe, Wallflowers and Tulip photographed early morning 30th March 2012.
White Irises, Sweetpeas and Blue Irises photographed early morning 30th March 2012.


The interested gardeners and photographers amongst you will find the full album on Flickr.  Our Garden in March 2012 where the photos can be viewed in a larger format. 

Copyright All rights reserved by LindyLouMac Photo Collection


I also have a lot of Spring flower photographs that I have not shared here but will be doing so on my photography blog.      LindyLouMac's World in Photos   
                
Do follow along if you are interested in photography as I would love to see you there.


Have a lovely weekend wherever you are in the world and however you plan to spend your time.

86 comments:

  1. Greta collages, this time of the year is gorgeous and i can't stop admiring Nature waking up, everyday there is new bud, a new leaf...and the daffodils are already fading! But the blue bells start blooming...
    Just for your info Lindy, when i click on your comment box, i am often redirected to an Ad which has nothing to do with your blog (this sort of junk telling me I have won an Iphone!)Is this normal??Am i the only of your Followers who's got this issue? DeeBee :)

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    1. This is all I need to hear and you are the third person to warn me of an issue with comments this evening. I am not at all technical so goodness knows how I will sort this out. Is it all worth it, this is the sort of thing that puts me off blogging. I suppose I will have to ask on the blogger help forum and hope I understand the answer. Thanks so much for drawing my attention to the problem.

      If anyone reading this can help me to resolve the problem I would be so grateful.

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  2. I have also just been diverted to an ad, in fact I almost gave up trying to load this post.
    Your garden is way out in front of ours, I suspect there will be no flowers on our camelia this year and I am beginning to wonder if we will get any figs this year. The end of every branch on both trees look like they have been burnt!! :(( Diane

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  3. I have also being having problems being directed to an advert whenever I comment on your blog. I thought that it must be me pressing the wrong key!

    What an amazing garden you have! Do you do it all yourselves or do you have help? Your garden is weeks ahead of ours in almost every way possible.

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  4. Hello Linda ... a truly amazing garden, and your collages are brilliant as usual ...I enjoy your other blogs too :-)

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  5. What gorgeous photos. I especially love all the yellows.

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  6. Absolutely lovely photos - isn't Spring wonderful.
    I have been having trouble with Blogger too when commenting. My comments have not been posted. Is it anything to do with the message on our Dashboard saying Blogger is getting a new look in April. Upgrade Now. Does anyone know what that is all about?

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  7. I see the macro lens has been put to good use again. Love your garden.

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  8. Love the camellia, succulent, and the terracotta pots. Heck I love all your blooms. I have been planting today and can barely move but is is worth it.

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  9. What a gorgeous garden and yard! I love the daffies and the camellias. And the blossoming trees are gorgeous. Lovely spring post. I hope you have a Happy weekend!!

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  10. such beautiful photos, just amazing and you display them so well , love this, thankyou so very much for sharing your beautiful gardens, amazing!

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  11. Why do you always make me go ohh and ahh with so many lovely photos you have such talent your photos really are so cool, those redish ones are so pretty.

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  12. Oh my goodness, Linda! Seriously, those are some fantabulous photos! Such floral exuberance in your gardens!

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  13. Vibrant with colors! Have a great weekend!

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  14. Good morning Lindy.
    Very nice blog, but some beautiful collages.
    I have added me as follows, one of my interests is the garden.
    Rhododendron / Roses / clematis, etc.
    Wishing you a good weekend.
    Hugs Hanne Bente

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  15. Your garden must be looking wonderful. My soil is so dry. I was trying to transplant yesterday and couldn't get the spade in the ground!

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  16. Good morning, what a beautiful idea! I like looking at pictures of flowers! Also this year I finally have some flowers, especially daffodils. I only get 3 or 4 types, but I hope to increase the variety. I also planted many tulips, and bought here and in Germany, are very beautiful. good weekend, hello

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  17. Beautiful, Linda! How encouraging to see that your garden has bounced back from the dramatic weather you had not that long ago. But nature always seems to recover. I'm intrigued by the apricot blossoms – we don't have any here. Something I will have to seek out to photograph!

    Not long until we are in your side of the world. Spending some time in Venice in April.

    Hope your weekend is filled with beauty. – g

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    1. Thankyou for doing this, you probably noticed comments above from others who are having problems. So does this mean that the problems are with them and not my blog? They obviously are only encountering this when they visit News From Italy though.

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  19. This is what the forum suggests you do if you have problems commenting.

    As far as I can tell your blog and comments are working perfectly.

    The next time someone has the problem, ask them to take a screenshot of the issue and then post it here so we can see.
    -- To view this post online, visit https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/d/msg/blogger/-/7_swRsQVOcIJ.

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    1. When I added this reply system on my blog a few months ago, I had lots of people saying they had problems commenting so I think it's a blogger problem. I've just reinstated it, so we'll see.

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    2. When I added this reply system on my blog a few months ago, I had lots of people saying they had problems commenting so I think it's a blogger problem. I've just reinstated it, so we'll see.

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  20. The bad winter doesn't seem to have had too much affect luckily.

    I miss daffoldils.

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  21. The bad winter doesn't seem to have had too much affect luckily.

    I miss daffoldils.

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  22. When I added this reply system on my blog a few months ago, I had lots of people saying they had problems commenting so I think it's a blogger problem. I've just reinstated it, so we'll see.

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  23. Ooo my dear friend
    Does not sate to see the beautiful images you!
    You have a beautiful house in an amazing farm!
    Paradise!
    Very was delighted and I thank to the nice SPRING ride!
    Many kisses and good weekend!

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  24. Hello Linda:
    We are so delighted to welcome you as a follower of our blog, through which we have been delighted to find you.

    What beautiful photograph collages you treat us to here! You obviously live in such wonderful countryside and the signs of spring all around are such a joy. This is the most exciting of seasons in our view and your pictures have captured the thrill of it all.

    We look forward to many happy returns!

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  25. The collages are stunning today of your March garden, Linda. Such wonderful colours this early in the year. Isn't it amazing! Look at that gorgeous blue sky in the third one! I'm hoping that I'm not going to have a problem when I press Publish in a moment! Fingers crossed!

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  26. No problems. My comment went straight through first time. Phew!

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  27. Love that orto. It's nice to see that after the unbelievable snow last month!

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  28. What beautiful pictures in light and color ... Exquisite mosaics of spring, a beautiful garden, spectacular!

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  29. great photos! It's so nice when everything starts to flower :-)

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  30. Love your flower mosaics... and your garden as well!

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  31. Your garden is already quiet blooming, we are a little behind although the last two weeks of sunshine and warm weather has let lots of season flowers bloom. Unfortunately now it's quiet cold again and they even announced frost. I havn't planted flowers yet I wait for mid April. But our bushes are blooming.

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  32. Your post is just lovely and your photos are stunning. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog and leaving a message.

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  33. Hello Lindy, I just went straight into your comment box this time and thank you for the link!
    I also sent a feedback complaint to Blogger from my blog as I had the same problem with 3 other blogs today.
    The crazy thing with yours is that it took me 3 attempts (been redirected from 1 junk to another junk site!!) before reaching your Comments, and I pointed out to Blogger that this will stop people from commenting if no from blogging eventually!
    I also spoke with my webmaster and he told me that these sites were using specific programs to "highjack" others sites to put some junk.
    He told that we should clear the cookies from our computers, just keep those that we need and have been installed by reliable sites that we use regularly. I think i'll try this.
    I am using AVG, and all my functions (pop-ups blocks etc...) are activated but don't seem to stop these!!
    Kind regards, DeeBee

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  34. Spring has certainly arrived in Italy. Everything is beautiful and the colors are awesome. Thank you for sharing, Ginger

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  35. These are wonderful. They looks like great mosaics.

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  36. Beautiful pictures Linda, your garden must be looking lovely at the moment.

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  37. This garden has various beautiful color and as if they were smiling.
    Have a great weekend. :)

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  38. It's really cold here again so it's a pleasure to see your wonderful photos!

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  39. *stupid Blogger - it hates me!!!*

    Simply stunning and gorgeous photos!!! We're not as far along as you guys, but Spring is definitely here in the Veneto region! My allergies are so bad this year and I'm nearly clawing my eyes out. Seems they get worse each year! I'm hoping for some rain to wash most of the pollen away!!

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  40. Nothing says springtime better than Daffodils (of course being welsh and the daffs being the national flower I am even more drawn to them!)
    Stunning collages, Linda. You should print and frame them.
    x

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  41. Wonderful photos and so lovely Mosaics from the trees and flowers. So beautiful ! Fantastic. Kind regards, Synnöve

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  42. How absolutely STUNNING, Linda! :-) I was just in the States for a quick visit and saw the first signs of spring. The cherry blossoms were my favorite. :-) I love all your gorgeous blooms and lime green leaves. :-)

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  43. Clearly your garden is no worse for wear from the harsh winter - so resilient and stunning!

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  44. I love you collages grouped in different colour tones. Despite joining a photo course we've yet to learn this collage technique, which I would love to use myself.
    Hope your weekend is going well!

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  45. Always a pleasure to take a tour ropund your lovely garden.

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  46. Thank you for visiting my blog. I had a pleasant though short visit with my mom. I hope to see her again a few times before the Fall season.

    Your garden looks wonderful. That requires a lot of dedication and work on the part of you and your husband. Though I love to look at and enjoy the fragrance of a garden, I'm afraid I am not one who would be able to garden so extensively. It is nice that people do so the rest of us can enjoy :-)

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  47. unspeakably gorgeous, your Springing:)
    thanks for the glorious share,
    Jennifer

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  48. Magnificent photos of your garden! Now I know what to aim for in my gardening :)

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  49. oh wow. lucky you!! what a garden. your pictures are fabulous.

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  50. Well we are in Autumn and the seasons in Queensland are very subtle, one thing I miss from Melbourne and Europe are the dramatic season changes especially daffodils! Hope you work out your comment problem if it happens to me I'll take that screen shot for you. If you need help I was given this contact by Blog Tyrant (who I respect immensely) http://www.mywpexpert.com/
    love lisa x

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  51. gorgeous gorgeous colours in your garden Lindy. And those views of your garden! now I am really envious! although the work would probably send me reeling! LOL I have read various books about people doing what you have done - moved to Italy or France or somewhere.... But to know someone who actually did it. Oh sigh. How lucky you must feel! I myself must be content with the Mediterranean corner of my garden where I go and smell the lavenders.
    Have a wonderful week. and thankyou for stopping by my blog to say hi.

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  52. What a feast for the eyes. Every picture in every collage is beautiful! I am glad everything survived the nasty weather. Thanks for sharing. I love the idea of reporting at the end of every month.

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  53. It looks like a gardeners paradise. It seems apace with my garden here in Northern California but yours is much more extensive. I'd love to have more space but then, I'd have to stay home and care for it.

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  54. Oh my goodness, truly a photographer's dream!
    What gorgeous gardens you have, and I love the way you've put these together here.

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  55. Wow...you have put in a lot of work in these beautiful collages! Such Spring slendor! I wish I were a better gardener...it is such an effort for me, but I do enjoy it. You obviously have a gift...well many gifts. : )

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  56. This post really brightened my day Lindy - the sun is shining and the snow may melt a bit - hopefully! But in the meantime your collages have really cheered me up. Thanks for your visits to my blog. Sunshine Always - Sheila

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  57. Amazing photos of your springtime garden Lindy Lou, and I love the way you have presented too.

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  58. Beautiful collages. The photos are beautifully captured.

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  59. Your garden collages are wonderful! I especially like the overhead view of your whole garden patch! Looks like you have a bit of property. Just beautiful and sunny!

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  60. I hopped over to your blog this morning. What a lovely way to start the day with beautiful pictures of budding flowers. I noticed some people are having problems with comments. When I changed to the pop up comments box on my blog it seemed to stop some of the blogger problems. I also use Chrome which seems to help too.
    Ann

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  61. How absolutely STUNNING, Linda! :-) I was just in the States for a quick visit and saw the first signs of spring. The cherry blossoms were my favorite. :-) I love all your gorgeous blooms and lime green leaves. :-)

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  62. Those flowers are just beautiful!!

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  63. Wow..your mosaics are full of beautiful flowers, and there are so many gorgeous ones to see!

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  64. I can't believe all the flowers..Wow..our grass is just getting green..the weather is up and down here. Have been so busy, forgot to blog and visit all my dear friends..Our whole family will be together here, for Easter..20 of them. I will do the cooking..Ah, the challenge and have to admit, fun. Like to see what I can do and then sit back and watch everyone enjoy..Have a wonderful Easter and wishing you Blessings..xoxoCarolyn

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  65. WOW! Beautiful! How did you do those wonderful collage of pictures? What program did you use?

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  66. Daffodils! Feels like ages since I've seen them - I've never noticed them here in Italy. At home in England I had lots in my garden. I've no idea what the strain was called, but they had ragged, multi-layered petals which were white on the outside and egg-yolk orange in the middle.

    Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. giveaways up every saturday. come and see

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  68. Amasing!
    I am so impressed by your garden!
    You have created a dream garden!

    Regards from Norway

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  69. You have such a lovely garden LindyLou!! I love all the color and greenery.

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  70. I am so jealous! Your garden is stunning! I love the camellia blooms so much, but all the flowers are wonderful!

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  71. Linda I just noticed that the quick-edit button and checkbox for email comments follow-up are not back on blogger! As you have embedded comments I don't see the checkbox but I hope that you'll atleast see the quick-edit button now.

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  72. Thanks so much for stopping by!
    All the pictures of these amazing blooms are just breath taking!!

    Have a very Happy Easter!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  73. Beautiful collages! I especially love the themed ones. Happy Easter to you both!

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  74. joli tapis de fleurs..bonnes fêtes de pâques!

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  75. wonderful collages, your flowers are so beautiful,

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  76. I find your pictures totally and utterly wonderful and very inspiring.
    Thanks for a wonderful tour through your garden in March in Italy.
    I'll be back!
    :-) Dorthe

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  77. could I ask y what's the name of your photo editing program?
    thanks
    http://teacherfromapulia.blogspot.it/

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