Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring in Full Bloom in a Secret Garden on Giudecca

The narcissi are out in full flaming force within a high brick-walled enclave on Giudecca.

No, George Clooney and his pals have not returned to the Cipriani (at least as far as I know) to celebrate however many months have passed since his splashy Venice wedding. Rather, in the private garden of Ottilia Iten a splendid variety of the flower narcissi are in bloom and she recently opened her door to visitors, as she does three times a year.

For the full story on just how Ottilia makes her garden grow, and single-handedly manages to produce so much beauty, see the following post from last spring:


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    1. It's been a really nice one, Arial: some days almost as cold as the winter (which wasn't very cold at all as most winters go), but who could complain!