Thanks to the overwhelming gift of WAY TOO MUCH WATER from Mother Nature… and more is on its way for this weekend!!!… The Garden here at Il Poggiolo is now a riot of color. Sadly, before writing this long over-due blog-post, the rhododendron’s flowers have since exploded & wilted. Ditto for the boule de neige… their snow-cone style flower’s petals are now strewn across the neatly cut grassy terraces of The Garden… while the fiori dei angeli have fiercely hung on to their no longer tiny, white & pure flowers against rages of wind & rain & sometimes sun. You mentioned he could see more fiori dei angeli about. He’ll get His Wish just as soon as I can find a nursery with some in stock. Apparently, they must be a very popular plant with the Italian gardeners these days of crisis, conflict & conflagration. Or, they could care less for them and thus are never ordered. In that case, and par for the course, both You & I are GO! for going against The Gardening Grain.
Other Fronts with The Garden or Not…
a neighbor is re-building his legnaia… hut for wood… as a Guest BR & Bath below where Il Poggiolo’s Chickens & One Rooster once roosted. Since The Cute Builder is passing through our property’s back entrance to unload building materials & carting off the debris, he gave us the legnaia’s roof to burn for this winter. We may go through it now, what with the nightly temps hovering at 6C… a bone chilling 42F!!! The Dogs are very unhappy.
And The Mighty You valiantly spent a week of his cherished Vacation Time helping me cut, cart & clear enough unwanted flora… i.e. weeds… to fill five tractor loads. Again, The Cute Builder gladly made those piles disappear with n’er a complaint. Normally, I’d burn the stuff to spread over the wanted flora but, every other day is a rainy day sort of dampens that idea.
That’s it for now. Gads!