The Olive Garden

The Olives

The century-old trees like figures, whose branches move in the wind with their silver leaves that rustle like thin voices in the fresh morning air and in the golden light of sunset. Powerful and giant olive trees, twisted over the centuries, by time and weather, but rich in fruit that give us a very special olive oil.

The trees are still and stunning in size and posture, seem to move along the green meadows, extending their branches as if wishing to touch each other or as if bending themselves towards the soil to greet the flowers that bloom at their feet, the blue and pale yellow irises, or perhaps as if wishing to pick or just to cuddle them. This is an ancient variety of olive tree the Olivastro Seggianese a native of this area but destined to disappear, due to the difficulties of production, which have precise regulations for the cultivation.

Acanthus Mollis

  • NAME: Acanthus Mollis
  • COMMON NAME: Acanthus
  • FAMILY: Acanthaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Light violet
  • FOLIAGE: Semi-sempreverde
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Sun/half-shade
  • EXPOSURE: 0°
  • HARDINESS: Seed or division in spring
  • PROPAGATION:
  • ORIGIN: Europe and North Africa

Acanthus Spinosus

  • NAME: Acanthus Spinosus
  • COMMON NAME: Acanthus
  • FAMILY: Acanthaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: 0°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, division in spring
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Adiantum Capillus-venere

  • NAME: Adiantum Capillus-venere
  • COMMON NAME: Maidenhair
  • FAMILY: Adiantaceae/Pteridaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Spores on the underside of leaves
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: Not blooming
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Spores or division in spring
  • ORIGIN: Worldwide

Aesculus Hippocastanum

  • NAME: Aesculus Hippocastanum
  • COMMON NAME: Horse chestnut/Indian chestnut
  • FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Tree
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seeds in autumn, grafting and cutting
  • ORIGIN: Asia, North America and South Eastern Europe

Antirrhinum Majus

  • NAME: Antirrhinum Majus
  • COMMON NAME: Snapdragon
  • FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Red
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: March/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: 0°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed and cutting
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean Europe and North Africa

Bergenia Cordifolia "Purpurea"

  • NAME: Bergenia Cordifolia “Purpurea”
  • COMMON NAME: Elephant ear
  • FAMILY: Saxifragaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Purple Red
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: March/April
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing in spring, division of tufts in spring or autumn
  • ORIGIN: Siberian

Bouquet Parfait

Bouquet Parfait

Muscat hybrid obtained by Louis Lens in 1990.
It has pale pink, slightly fragrant, double-shaped flowers that form characteristic spherical bunches and make it a truly perfect bouquet.
It has a bushy shape and is repeat-flowering from spring throughout summer.

Buxus Sempervirens

  • NAME: Buxus Sempervirens
  • COMMON NAME: Bosso
  • FAMILY: Buxaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow/Green
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: March/April
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/hlaf-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing and cutting
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Campanula Carpatica

  • NAME: Campanula Carpatica
  • COMMON NAME: Bluebell
  • FAMILY: Campanulaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Dvision in spring or autumn, Cutting in spring
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Campanula Portenschlagiana

  • NAME: Campanula Portenschlagiana
  • COMMON NAME: Bellflower
  • FAMILY: Campanulaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue/Lavander
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing in spring, Division tufts in spring or autumn
  • ORIGIN: Dalmatia

Cistus x Pulverulentus "Sunset"

  • NAME: Cistus x Pulverulentus “Sunset”
  • COMMON NAME: Cisto
  • FAMILY: Cistaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Deep pink
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -5°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed and cutting
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Constance Spry

Constance Spry

Constance Spry (1886-1960) was a pioneer of floral composition and a major collector of Old Roses in the early part of the 20th century.

This rose is a modern hybrid created in England by David Austin in 1961 forming an upright, very tall plant that can be used as a climber, with deep green foliage.

It has a single flowering, in spring, and bears highly scented pink flowers.

Heuchera Micrantha "Palace Purple"

  • NAME: Heuchera Micrantha “Palace Purple”
  • COMMON NAME: Coral bells
  • FAMILY: Saxifragaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Deep Olive/Purple
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Tufts division and seed
  • ORIGIN: U.S.A. and South Africa

Hosta Sieboldiana

  • NAME: Hosta Sieboldiana
  • COMMON NAME: Osta, Funchia
  • FAMILY: Liliaceae/Hostaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed and tufts division
  • ORIGIN: Japan

Hydrangea Macrophylla

  • NAME: Hydrangea Macrophylla
  • COMMON NAME: Hydrangea
  • FAMILY: Saxifragaceae/Hidrangeaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink/Blue
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full shade
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Cutting
  • ORIGIN: Japan and China

VAR: Adria

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue/Pink

VAR: Zorro

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue

VAR: Sundae fraise

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink

VAR: Preziosa

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink

Iceberg

Iceberg

Rose belonging to the floribunda group created in Germany in 1958 by Wilhelm Kordes. It is known to rose lovers as the “flower machine”: the constant flowering of this rose is in fact unparalleled.

Its pure white flowers, which initially have a pinkish nuance, are lightly scented. Being a medium-sized climber the ‘Iceberg’ rose can be grown without problems in a large pot.

Malus Hope

  • NAME: Malus Hope
  • COMMON NAME: Flowering apple tree
  • FAMILY: Rosaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: April/June
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Tree
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, grafting and cutting
  • ORIGIN: Europe and Asia

Olea Europea seggianese

  • NAME: Olea Europaea Seggianese
  • COMMON NAME: Olive tree
  • FAMILY: Oleaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Olive green
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/June
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Tree
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Budding in late summer, Grafting in spring
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean