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it's the beginning of June... and I'm late

Saturday, 02 Jun 12 Rainy 15°C / 59°F

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I’m always so busy at school in this period of the year, I really need spare time.
My tomato and peppers plants are still waiting under the porch to be transplanted in the vegetable garden, and today it is raining again (as usual, during the last week ends).
Meanwhile the wild flowers are blooming in the meadows…

1) in front of the house
2) esparcette
3) oxeye daisies
4) some flowers in a vase
5) tomato plants still waiting..


This entry is about

meadow sage

Salvia pratensis


hoary plantain (plantago media)


oxeye daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare


esparcette (onobrychis viciifolia)

Onobrychis viciifolia


yellow goat's beard (tragopogon pratensis)

Tragopogon pratensis


Native garden


  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    Your meadows are incredible.

    Posted on 02 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Mamabluestem

    Mamabluestem wrote:

    Beautiful meadow! And what a lovely bouquet!

    Posted on 02 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • seeingreen

    seeingreen wrote:

    What fantastic flowery meadows – probably have never been sprayed with the usual agricultural chemicals, nor nitrogen fertilizers for such variety and density.

    Posted on 03 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • glgardener

    glgardener wrote:

    all your pictures are beautiful, but the one of the flowers in the vase is amazing!

    Posted on 03 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • cristina

    cristina wrote:

    Thank you, Mamabluestem and glgardener!
    @anelson and seeingreen: yes, there are so many weeds and wildflowers.. The local name of these meadows is “plain of the herd” (“pian della mandria”); untill 40 years ago they were pastures and no agricoltural chemical have ever been sprayed. It’s hard to keep under control this exuberant vegetation… after 4 years only one perennial foxglove survives out of 20 (and no volonteers, too much competion); and the same is happening to the daffodils planted 3 years ago….

    Posted on 03 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    cristina….did you plant/sow the wildflower meadow? It’s lovely. I love the wall of your house and the bench.

    Posted on 04 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • cristina

    cristina wrote:

    @rosemarieGardener – no, I don’t sow the wildflowers, I only mow the meadow after the blooming, so the flowers can reseed. The wildflowers composition is different from year to year: this June, for example, there is less sage and more esparcette. Thank you for your comment about the house walls: they are old and very rustic (and 80 cm thick)

    Posted on 04 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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