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Garden Photo of the Day

Daniela’s garden in Italy

Today's photos are from Daniela Romano. She says, "These are photos of my terrace in Ostia, a seaside town just 40 kms from Rome. They are actually two terraces on different levels. The terrace faces the sea and there is an open view so it is pretty much exposed to strong winds, salt water, and also lots of sun. It's our holiday and weekend home so we don't spend as much time as we would like there. Fortunately we have a brilliant horticulturist, Mr. Fabrizio Grandi, who assists us throughout the year and has helped us with choosing the right plants for this location and climate." Aw, Daniela, you only shared a tiny sliver of the view with us! But the beautiful garden makes up for it. Thank you so much for a glimpse of your weekend garden retreat!

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  1. PerenniallyCrazy 12/15/2014

    Wow! I wish I was there right now Daniela. Would you be able to name the plants in your garden retreat? I love the shrubs in photos 5 and 7. Does it look like this all year round? What hardiness zone is your garden at? Hope you are enjoying part of your winter holidays there. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

  2. Jeff Goodearth 12/15/2014

    i am ready to move in . this is a breath of fresh air as i awake to 22F temperatures outside. thanks for sending these in, the flowering shrubs in photos 4 and 6 are my favorites tho i have no idea what they are. all great pics/plants/garden i would find it difficult not to stay there all the time

    1. NCYarden 12/15/2014

      Completely agree. Wish I knew what those plants were too...looks like some crazy cross of bottlebrush and pineapple guava in 4 and some crazy steroidal chelonia in 6. Awesome.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 12/15/2014

    It's only Monday and now I'm totally ready for a weekend retreat! So beautiful and inviting.

    1. Sheila_Schultz 12/15/2014

      Tim and Jeff... surprised you both missed the agave in the first photo!

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        Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 12/15/2014

        Well, if you look hard enough, there is always an agave! It took me a while, but I found Waldo. Keen eye, Sheila!

  4. greengenes 12/15/2014

    Thanks Daniela for showing us your retreat! Lucky you and your gardener! I can feel the sun while looking at these pictures! Its wonderful to see plants that I don't know what they are! Happy Holidays to you!

  5. GrannyMay 12/15/2014

    Aah the sunshine and brilliant flowers! Thanks for sharing your holiday garden with us, Daniela. Is that a Sweet Bay tree in the last photo?

  6. GrannyCC 12/15/2014

    Beautiful Daniela. You must wait all week to be there. Such a sunny retreat from the busy world.

  7. Sheila_Schultz 12/15/2014

    How perfect, Daniela! To be surrounded by such beauty has to make relaxation very easy. Mr. Grandi is indeed brilliant!

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    meander1 (Michaele ) 12/15/2014

    Well, Daniela, I think you need to put out a few more place settings at your gracious terrace table...many of us are already sitting down for a moment... in our imaginations...and the warm breeze feels delicious! The container plantings are all so lovely and vibrantly colorful...thriving in the seaside sun. Yes, your horticulturist is guiding you in making wonderful choices. Thanks so much for sharing your weekend retreat with us.

  9. NCYarden 12/15/2014

    I was feeling good about getting my winter clean up pretty much done this past weekend.............and then this lovely garden. Wow, I need a vacation. It's beautiful.

  10. user-7007140 12/15/2014

    I can feel myself relaxing already, the warm sun on my face, warmth creeping into tired bones - this is a happy place. I really like the way you have used all the plants and trellises to make this a true oasis, blocking views of other properties so prettily.
    One day I will go to Italy - it is top of my dream list. Thank you Daniela

  11. Schatzi 12/16/2014

    Beautiful! I can feel the sunshine and smell the salt air! It must be hard to leave all this beauty.

  12. Foxglove12 12/24/2014

    Oh, oh, oh... So colorful and pretty. Love it. Love the potted plants as privacy screen. Great idea.

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