The Lake Shore

The Banks of the Lake

Walking around the banks of the small lake we are plunged into an extraordinary world full of colours and aromas, the shades change from blue to yellow to red to white or pink, all the colours mixed in shades like on a palette of vivid brushwork, entwined with the various shades of green, strong and clear, dusty and grey.

The fragrances of the sea cliffs, on windy days, when you close your eyes and let the wind shake you like the branches of the trees, the sound of wind like the sound of the sea, it is a kind of miracle, our mind flies away and we are there on a sea cliff, with the taste of the salt, and the blueness of the lavender is mixed with the blueness of the waves.

Achillea umbellata

  • NAME: Achillea millefolium
  • COMMON NAME: Yarrow
  • FAMILY: Asteraceae / Compositae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceoys perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing or division
  • ORIGIN: Europe, Asia

Agnus Castus

  • NAME: Agnus Castus
  • COMMON NAME: Chaste tree, False pepper
  • FAMILY: Verbenaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Purple/Blue
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/November
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, cutting and layering
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Alyssum saxatile

  • NAME: Alyssum saxatile
  • COMMON NAME: Golden Alyssum, Basket of gold
  • FAMILY: Cruciferae / Brassicaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: April/May
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -5°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed
  • ORIGIN: Prealps, Central Europe, Balkans, Galicia, Russia and Asia Minor

Atriplex halimus

  • NAME: Atriplex halimus
  • COMMON NAME: Mediterranean saltbush
  • FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/Augus
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -5°
  • PROPAGATION: Herbaceous cuttings, in spring and autumn
  • ORIGIN: Europe and Mediterranean

Ballota acetabulosa pseudodictamnus

  • NAME: Ballota acetabulosa pseudodictamnus
  • COMMON NAME: Greek horehound
  • FAMILY: Lamiaceae / Labiatae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink-white
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: – 12°
  • PROPAGATION: Summer cutting
  • ORIGIN: Greece and Turkey

Caryopteris x clandonensis var. "Grand Blue"

  • NAME: Caryopteris x clandonensis var. “Grand Blue”
  • COMMON NAME: Grand Blue
  • FAMILY: Verbenaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/October
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing in autumn, soft wood cutting in spring
  • ORIGIN: Eastern Asia

Centranthus ruber

  • NAME: Centranthus ruber
  • COMMON NAME: Red Valerian
  • FAMILY: Valerianaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Dark pink/Red
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: 0°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing (not on rocky terrain)
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Centranthus ruber "Albus"

  • NAME: Centranthus ruber “Albus”
  • COMMON NAME: White valerian
  • FAMILY: Valerianaceae / Caprifoliaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing, clump division
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Ceratostigma Griffithii

  • NAME: Ceratostigma Griffithii
  • COMMON NAME: Leadwort
  • FAMILY: Plumbaginaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Light blue
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: August/November
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Semi-woody perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -5°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing, division
  • ORIGIN: Butan and Yunnan

Ceratostigma Plumbaginoides

  • NAME: Ceratostigma Plumbaginoides
  • COMMON NAME: Leadwort
  • FAMILY: Plumbaginaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Gentian blue
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: August/November
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Semi-woody perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing, division
  • ORIGIN: China

Cistus creticus

  • NAME: Cistus creticus
  • COMMON NAME: Rock rose, Cretan rockrose
  • FAMILY: Cistaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -5°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing, cuttings
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Echinacea Purpurea

  • NAME: Echinnacea Purpurea
  • COMMON NAME: Echinacea
  • FAMILY: Asteraceae/Compositae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Purple-pink
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, division in autumn and root cutting
  • ORIGIN: Norht America

Erigeron karvinskianus

  • NAME: Erigeron karvinskianus = E. mucronatus
  • COMMON NAME: Seaside daisy
  • FAMILY: Asteraceae / Compositae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink/White
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous Perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half shade
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing and division in autumn and spring
  • ORIGIN: Central America

Erodium reichardii

  • NAME: Erodium reichardii = E. chamaedryoides
  • COMMON NAME: Alpine geranium, Heronsbill
  • FAMILY: Geraniaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink-veined White
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing and tufts division
  • ORIGIN: Europe, Mediterranesn, Asia, Australia and South America

Escallonia rubra "Macrantha"

  • NAME: Escallonia rubra var. “Macrantha”
  • COMMON NAME: Redclaws
  • FAMILY: Escalloniacea/Grossulariaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Red-pink
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Wood and semi-hardwood cuttings
  • ORIGIN: Central America

Gaura lindheimeri sp

  • NAME: Gaura lindheimeri sp
  • COMMON NAME: Lindheimer’s beeblossom
  • FAMILY: Onagraceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: See variants
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing, clump division
  • ORIGIN: North America

VAR: “Siskiyou Pink”

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Red-pink

VAR: “The Belleza”

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Antique pink

VAR: “The Bridge”

  • FLOWER COLOUR: White

VAR: “White”

  • FLOWER COLOUR: White

Helichrysum italicum

  • NAME: Helichrysum italicum
  • COMMON NAME: Strawflower
  • FAMILY: Asteraceae / Compositae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow-brownish
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Clump division, sowing in spring and herbaceous stem cuttings.
  • ORIGIN: Italy

Hemerocallis "Stella d'oro"

  • NAME: Hemerocallis var. “Stella d’oro”
  • COMMON NAME: Daylily
  • FAMILY: Liliaceae / Hemerocallidaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Golden-yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Clump division
  • ORIGIN: East Asia, China, Japan and Europe