Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Springtime in Asti

It's Springtime in Asti.
The birds and the bees are very busy!
The flora and fauna are beginning to emerge.

The workers in the vineyard are busy.....

.....and we got busy too, planting herbs, tomatoes, geraniums and succulents in the garden.

I'm just discovering succulents and am hoping this is a good choice for these urns that don't get water on a regular basis.

I think they look nice all grouped together.

Red geraniums and Bacopa went in the two urns by the pool.

They are on a drip system, so hopefully they will grow....

The Mulberry tree is beginning to bud.

It will provide much appreciated shade for al fresco dining when temperatures can reach 100 degrees in the summer.

Walking around, I noticed the first white roses blooming on the "Iceburg" rose bushes.

The volunteer Nasturtiums are spreading out.

The Rosemary bushes are covered with little purple blossoms.

And again, the bees are very, very busy.
What a glorious First Day of Spring!

It's Outdoor Wednesday over at A Southern Daydreamer. Susan hosts this party every week, so be sure to visit and see other outdoor photos.
I'm also joining Heidi at Heart and Home for Wednesday Gratitude. Be sure to visit her too for much appreciation and inspiration.
I'm joining Gina for Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic Cottage also. Check it out!


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