Vignettes from my forays in Venice & the Veneto...
Villa Barbaro Nymphaeum: a glassy pool and the sculptural extravagance of the architecture could only be glimpsed through the villa's expansive windows ~ Maser, the Veneto.
A mosaic design accents the richly adorned paved paths ~ André Heller Botanic Garden
Gardone, Lago di Garda
Austere hedging and meticulous pebble pathways surround a private villa garden in ..
Bardolino ~ Lago di Garda
... while here, in Alice's Garden the Red Cestrum ~ Cestrum newellii is a top performer.
Blooming nearly year-long, it's a shrubby specimen that invites hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to the waxy red flower clusters!