Posted by: Debra Kolkka | April 4, 2017

We have cherry blossoms

Our weeping cherry has finished flowering and is now growing leaves. I wish the blossoms lasted more than a couple of weeks.

Our cherry tree is covered in blossoms. It was a huge old tree with branches too high to reach so Filippo pruned it a couple of years ago. Last year it was still recovering and we got no cherries. I think we will this year. I will be up there fighting the birds for some fruit.

We also have rhododendron flowers.

The ginestra is starting to bloom.

Wisteria flowers are coming.

All but one of my peonies have appeared and some of the plants have buds already.

 

Some of the lavender is in fine form.

…and a plant the locals call ricotta is about to flower.

It is all going to look amazing soon.


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  1. Looks fabulous…..

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  2. It all looks very lovely – what a beautiful garden you have created – it must give you great joy

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  3. Glorious blossoms – and the promise of more to come. The cherry tree is beautiful. I wonder if the locals call the ‘ricotta’ plant by that name because it has rennet-like properties, or maybe the blossoms will resemble ricotta curds.

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  4. You are building your very own mountain paradise! The wisteria is looking might fine here in town, too.

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    • We are hoping our wisteria will cover our new pergola in a couple of years.

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  5. I particularly like your cherry tree, it’s so lovely to see all the plants and bushes starting to open, really looking forward to watching your beautiful garden develop over the summer.

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  6. What a beautiful garden! Such amazing surprises in every season.

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    • I have tried to plant things that will show well in different seasons.

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  7. Already beautiful…but your garden will continue to impress as the season progresses…looking forward to seeing it again soon.

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  8. It is a magic time for the garden. Enjoy it!

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    • It USC fun watching everything come to life after winter.

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  9. You have a beautiful garden. All your plants look very healthy.

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    • We are doing our best to make everything thrive.

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  10. I particularly like your cherry tree, it’s so lovely to see all the plants and bushes starting to open, really looking forward to watching your beautiful garden develop over the summer. I have tried to plant things that will show well in different seasons.

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    • I love the cherry tree and the weeping cherry. There is also a huge, old cherry tree on one of the higher terraces. It has some blossoms as well. I have also tried to plants things that will look good in different seasons.

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  11. Just think of infusing Casa Debbio in perfume with vases of flowers in all the rooms ….pure heaven!

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  12. Lovely lavender – does it have that wonderful lavender scent? Are those bright pink flowers from the Azaelia family? And the cherry tree, what a delight. It’s just stunning. Beautiful garden Debra.
    Cheers
    Robyn

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    • The lavender smells divine, even before the flowers come. You just have to brush past the plants to get that wonderful smell. Rhododendrons are related to azaleas I think. The flowers are similar. Unfortunately the wild goats that like to visit like to eat azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias. They don’t eat lavender and peonies, which is one of the reasons I have so many of these plants.

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