Italy Trip 2013 – Plants and Gardens

Southern Italy is comparable to south Georgia and the northern half of Florida. There were lots of bougainvillea, oleander, lantana and geraniums. Surprisingly, there were no crapemyrtles!

Back to Italy Trip 2013

balcony plants

balcony plants

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garden center

garden center

5 Euros = $6.50

5 Euros = $6.50

produce market

produce market

zucchini

zucchini

huge lemons used to make refreshing limoncello

huge lemons used to make refreshing limoncello

note the thick rind

note the thick rind

umbrella pine, the source of pine nuts

umbrella pine, the source of pine nuts

lemon trees lined the roads

lemon trees lined the roads

Scotch broom is an invasive plant

Scotch broom is an invasive plant

geraniums grow outdoors all year long

geraniums grow outdoors all year long

a caper flower. The flower buds are pickled to make the capers used in cooking

a caper flower. The flower buds are pickled to make the capers used in cooking

fruit stall

fruit stall

aged olive trees planted as a memorial to soldiers after World War I

aged olive trees planted as a memorial to soldiers after World War I