I got a special treat the other day--photos from a garden in Italy! Maurizio D'Annibale emailed to share them, but he wrote his email in Italian...I walked around the office for a while, asking if anyone could read Italian, before our web guru, Antonio (who translates emails written in Portuguese, no problem), told me to go to Google Translate! Aha! Now Maurizio and I were in business. Here's what he said:

"Salve a tutti Voi, vi allego foto del mio giardino situato in Italia piu precisamente a Cisterna di Latina (50 Km da Roma). Mi interesso di giardinaggio da circa 30 anni ma solo a livello hobbystico. Ho 61 anni e sono un ex dipendente della Findus (ex Unilever). il mio giardino è grande circa 200mq. e comprende soprattutto piante da clima mediterraneo: Mirto(Myrtus), Melograno(Punica Granatum), Lentisco(Pistacia Lentiscus), Corbezzolo(Arbutus Unendo), Olivi(Olea europea) ma anche Coprosme, Lantane, Hemerocallis, Nandina e molte altre."

And here's a translation:

"Hello to you all, I am attaching pictures of my garden located in Italy, more precisely in Cisterna di Latina (50 Km from Rome). I have been interested in gardening for about 30 years but only a hobby. I'm 61 years old and am a former employee of the Findus (former Unilever). My garden is about 200 square meters large and consists mainly of plants from Mediterranean climate: Myrtle (Myrtus), pomegranate (Punica granatum), mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus), strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo), Olive (Olea europea), but also coprosmia, lantana, Hemerocallis, Nandina and many others."

Ah, botanical Latin, the universal language. Your garden is beautiful, Maurizio! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Please show us more gardens in Italy!

**** I'm still looking for photos, everyone! While I've got a bunch of great submissions in reserve, I can always use more. We're heading into winter, when GPOD submission tend to be a bit scarce. If you still want to see a new and exciting garden every single weekday in your inbox, do your part and show us YOUR garden! You can email photos to either mgervais@taunton.com or GPOD@taunton.com. Be sure to tell me where you live and tell me a bit about yourself and your garden. And the more photos the better! Thanks!! ****

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