May to June flowers...

Happens every year. Not especially like clock-work but, generally, yes. The garden of il Poggiolo becomes an ongoing explosion of flowers, colors, and different floral forms from late April through May and into June. Exhausted by that effort, the roses, lilacs, peonies, wisteria, broom et al lay low during heat of Summer’s heat, giving another good show in early September. Just in time for Codiponte’s Sagra dei Pomi.

You & I can’t figure it. How come this amazing flower feast? Rains have come but, have been sparse and sparing. Humidity has been far more present. Can plants suck water out of air to produce such a lively spectacle? Little to get from the cement-like ground. We have let the question be. Instead, I am proud… not sure about You and his constant criticisms over my style of giardinaggio… of how the garden is maturing. Bring on the flowers…