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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Our Garden in May - Il Nostro Giardino in Maggio

Thankyou for the comments on my latest header which was taken in our garden last month, it is also the first photo in this post. As so many of you seem to enjoy my garden posts, looking at the statistics I am surprised how many, I decided that I should not skip my monthly garden post which I was planning to do. Better late than never it seems and it will let you see what a wonderful month May was for the garden in Italy. I think one of the best, especially this year when it did look rather lovely, but then I am bias and I just love roses which take centre stage this month.

I will share some photos individually but I have also included a slideshow for those who have the time and the inclination to view. Transporting you to Italy for just a few minutes is the aim as always, which I hope to have achieved again today.

Cottage Garden Flowerbed
Irises
Irises and Snowball Tree
Apricots
Rose climbing over the Kiwi Plants
Irises and White Roses
Philadelphus - Mock Orange
Strawberry
Old fashioned Climbing Rose
Cherries
Apples
Orto - Vegetable Plot
More Climbing Roses
Kiwi Flowers

Slideshow of Our Garden in May.


Other photos from Our Garden can be found in my collection on Flickr.com Our Garden 2012

51 comments:

  1. You seem to have much more that we do in both vegetables and flowers. The frost when we were in the UK in May just wiped everything out here! It was a case of starting pretty much all over again when we returned. Diane

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  2. Your fruit pictures are lovely as is your beautiful garden.
    Perhaps I should just mention that when I went in to your Flickr pictures, a page came up to say I had won an IMac phone, and then my screen completely froze and the mouse would not work or quit. I wonder if any one else has had that experience? Luckily a support line told me to quit the machine by holding the off switch for 10 seconds and everything came back.
    Hope you do not mind me mentioning this.

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  3. Che carino il tuo blog, molto romantico e interessante!!! Ti seguo! Che ne pensi di dare uno sguardo al mio? www.inthecheckoutline.com

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  4. Hello Linda:
    We have very much enjoyed the tour of your garden in all its May glory. In particular, the white Irises and white Roses look so wonderfully elegant together and give a cool oasis in contrast to the other hotter colours elsewhere.

    And, how lovely to have your own vegetable garden too. There must be nothing quite like just stepping outside and gathering what is seasonal and fresh and bringing it straight to the kitchen table. Perfect!

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  5. Hi, what a wonderful garden. I would love to grow all these fruits. They look delicious too. I love the climbing roses, they are gorgeous. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your old fashioned roses are absolutely stunning. Your garden is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us. I just made a strawberry salad. Yummy!!!

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  7. your garden is doing splendid! I always plan on more flowers, and never quite manage to plant as many as I'd like. I love (and envy) your vegetable garden in the olive grove: beautiful!

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  8. What beautiful pictures - I especially like the roses and the apricots!

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  9. Hi Lindy! your garden looks beautiful and your vegetable plot (orto) must be just fantastic! You make me homesick, but not too much, as I'll soon be there, at my house in Italy, overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, with the Islands of Capri and Ischia! I can't wait to see my olive and fig trees, my cacti, geraniums and... the list is long!

    Thank you for sharing your precious pictures and snippets of your life in my country. We did well yesterday ( European football cup!) We'll see what England do, today! You should see all the flags... they are everywhere, but I can only support one team: ITALY!

    Ciao!

    ANNA
    xxx

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  10. How beautiful and great garden. Most fruits and flowers are same to ours. Glad to know that. :)

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  11. Oh yes, please transport me to Italia :)

    After reading your post, and Diane's in Charente, on your gardens I feel very deprived up here in Ireland!

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  12. I was just going to say Sally would love these and see she is already here! What a beautiful garden it must bring you so much joy! xxx

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  13. Wonderful! You are giving Monet a run for his money!

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  14. Oh dear, I wrote a long comment and then when I went to save it my internet connection died! The main thrust of it was that I'm really glad you decided to post about your garden this month after all and I agree with Dolly that your garden and Diane's as well leave me feeling a tad jealous. :)

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  15. Seems like you are having a better summer than France from the growth in your garden.

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  16. It's so nice that you have all that fruit! What a wonderful mix of flowers and edibles. :)

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  17. Hi Lindy
    Came to visit your Our World entry and had to stroll in your garden awhile. How wonderful! The fruit is making my mouth water!

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  18. Your garden is so beautiful. It must take a lot of work to maintain but you met enjoy it as it looks spectacular in all your photos. I enjoyed seeing what's blooming in Italy these days. thanks Lindy!

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  19. Your garden is spectacular. I especially love that pink climbing rose. Thanks for commenting on my photo montages. It is nice to know what others think.

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  20. your garden looks beautiful and that picture of the strawberry looks good enough to eat.

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  21. Lucious and healthy plants. Full of great colors. You are so lucky to be in a great area that so many fruits grows. I see your garden doesn't need a little fence around like mine does. There are lots of rabbits that eats gardens around here. Beautiful photos.

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  22. Lovely photos of your garden in May. I was particularly interested to see the kiwi flowers and I realise that the orange poppies we have in our UK garden are probably not California poppies - as I was calling them - since yours look like that type. It was lovely to be able to enjoy the May flowers in our Italian garden when we were there and I hope to post some photos soon. However, the roses are my favourites, wherever I am. Thanks for following me again on my new blog.

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  23. Oh, my friend . . . How beautiful your garden grows!!!!! So sorry my comments have been few and far between . . . Please know that thoughts of you do often come to mind! Your garden is so breathtaking, as always. I feel so honored to be able to see the beauty of it through your blog!!

    We hope to finally venture across the seas next year . . . . How warm is Italy in early June? (we are hoping to visit Rome and more!!!) how exciting!!!

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  24. How beautiful. All the flowers/fruits..Always so nice to see the beauty you have. We are always so far behind in things..and the season is so short, here.
    Hope all is well with you. Two of our daughters came for a couple of days..always fun to have the kids visit.
    Have a good rest of the week..sending love and blessings..Carolyn

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  25. Your garden is rich and magnificent, great job Lindy! ;)

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  26. Your garden is lush and so abundant with greenery and flowers...and fruits...there is something that is so universal and connects us all when we talk about our gardens....that header picture is amazing and I would love a garden like that!! cheers.

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  27. Beautiful garden, colors of life. Best wishes!

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  28. Gardening is fodder for the soul, and to be able to partake in it is the best thing to lift your spirits. Having said that, you can imagine how difficult it was during those weeks when he had such disagreeable weather up north! Oddly enough, when I spoke to our b&b host in Bourgogne, she said the same thing about them having weird weather as well so I guess this is a global thing.

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  29. What a lovely riot of colour and beauty!

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  30. You have such a beautiful and spacious garden! I feel balmy breeze of May transcending time and space.

    Yoko

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  31. Your flowers/trees are just gorgeous. I wish I had that talent for growing things in my little yard. I've just been out pulling weeds - that's the extent of my knowledge. hehehe

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  32. Beautiful garden, everything looks so colorful and lovely. Wish I could visit your gardens. Hugs from USA...Lu

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  33. Luscious, every bit of it, Linda! It looks like a true Renaissance garden with flowers, fruit and trees. Such a treat to see it and I hope it stays beautiful during the hot weather.

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  34. Oh your garden is looking beautiful. Wbat a great selection of lovely colourful flowers and fruit you have growing there.

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  35. oh just gorgeous! so beautiful...worth the time and effort, isn't it?!

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  36. Ever since I first encountered your blog, I started to learn that some fairy tales come true. I think that your garden is a real heaven.

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  37. Hello Linda

    Your garden is glorious. Your fruit and vegetable garden too. Nothing tastes better than fresh product.

    Enjoy

    Helenxx

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  38. Love the Rose climbing over the Kiwi Plants very nice and the Old fashioned Climbing Rose is very pretty...........sorry it has taken me a while to get here been busy as the last couple of days...........

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  39. What a riot of colour. I especially like the new banner pic.

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  40. The cottage garden is such a great mix of colours and looks great as your header. The roses and kiwi? There's an attractive combination you'll not see in Canada!

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  41. The climbing rose is beautiful.

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  42. the apricots!
    what a sweet treat.
    your garden blossoms bright:)
    -Jennifer

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  43. Beautiful and delicate photos, with that beautiful garden very relaxing friendly atmosphere. Greetings.

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  44. Beautiful garden! How wonderful and what a gift to have! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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  45. Absolutely love these, Linda. :-) Gardens are such a peaceful place for me. I'm a true novice at planting and such things, but I do love wandering in the beautiful creations of others. :-)

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  46. Wow you have a huge garden and it is so beautiful. You must have a green thumb.

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  47. Your garden is amazing! When I saw the header shot just now I thought it was a public Botanical Garden -- it certainly could be! Gosh, I definitely wouldn't skip these monthly posts if I were you. I'd be so proud to share.

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