Saturday, April 14, 2018

Spring green in Umbria

The fields are beautiful now, with green fields promising grains and hay to come. Other fields have just been tilled, ready for a variety of beans, I think, based on what’s on display in the “producto tipico” shops in the local hill towns. A remarkable variety of dried beans and lentils are on display.

Fava beans are just starting to flower, and I bought a few early pods in the grocery yesterday. There are lots of fields of fava in the Valle Umbra, where we are.

What I think are grapevines on the terrace, in the garden of our HomeExchange house, are leafing out, and a lovely climbing rose (it looks like a minuature Lady Banks double, but is undoubtedly a European selection) is starting to flower, as are local wildflowers.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I enjoy hearing from fellow nature lovers and gardeners. Let me know your thoughts.

Related Posts with Thumbnails