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Roses from a Sicilian garden plot

Posted by Suzanne on 01 Sep 2017



A rose bush

One afternoon a few months ago I was returning to Polizzi up the narrow Scillato road when I noticed a rose bush almost totally covered with red blooms.

It was spring.



A gift of  roses

I stopped to take some photos and was soon welcomed by the owner of the garden plot behind the rose bush.  I met his wife and we talked a while. He gave me some beautiful cut roses and from memory, a sprig of mint. 

This well- tended garden on the Scillato Road is in a verdant valley to the north of Polizzi Generosa where abundant gardens are found: private garden plots, olive groves, old hazelnut groves, fields of badda beans and small orchards. From this lovely plot Polizzi can be seen perched high on a great spur.

I took the roses back to the house.



After winter in the mountains

The flowers of the Madonie Mountains, both wild and planted, thrive in the spring after the cold of an inland winter.

Enjoy the roses (above) from the plot on the Scillato Road and scroll down for a few photos taken in Polizzi.





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