Welcome to Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden), a photography blog with a slant towards gardening and nature. An amateur gardener and photographer, I hope to share beautiful moments with you through pictures. Let me know if you like them!

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Autumn must-haves (in Italy)

In Italy, Chrysanthemums are used mainly on graves, and thus available in many colours and forms in late October, before All Souls' Day  (Commemorazione dei defunti) on 2 November.  I used to enjoy them as ornamental plants for the terrace as well, hoping for sunny days, since in wet weather grey moulds can attack Chrysanthemums very badly.