Wisteria season!

I’m in love with wisteria and I always have been.  We are having a late spring here in Florence; last year the wisteria had already bloomed and withered by this time.  But this year the vine is just coming into its glory!  Just look!

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The story the pictures don’t tell is that the sky was blue, the breeze was warm, the birds were singing and the sweet scent of wisteria was wafting.

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Early spring blossoms

I’ve been fortunate to enjoy some lively blooms on my terrace recently.  Four large containers hold these Tuscan succulents, which are attractive all year long.

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I am calling this pretty, hardworking plant an “Easter cactus” since, like the succulent known as the “Christmas cactus” blooms around December 25 each year, this hardy plant blooms each spring.

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So pretty!  It grows both upright and with suspended trails of stems, leaves and blossoms.

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Bellissimo!