Casa Debbio update 2017

Our garden at Casa Debbio has come ahead in leaps and bounds this year. Our 300 lavender plants are thriving and the peonies were spectacular. We love our new pergola…

Flowers at Casa Debbio

Flowers are popping up everywhere at Casa Debbio…wisteria, peonies, wild daisies, aquilegias…soon we will have roses. I love spring at our mountain house.

We have cherry blossoms

The old cherry tree that has been at Casa Debbio years before we came has burst into flower…there will be cherries.

The rain came

We could see the rain coming across the mountains towards Vergemoli and Casa Debbio…

2016 travels

It is fun to look back over the last year to see all the places we visited. 2016 was a great year for travel and I am looking forward to new adventures in 2017…

Goodbye Italy

It is time to leave lovely Italy and return to my other life. It’s time to say goodbye to Ponte a Serraglio and Casa Debbio for a couple of months.

Pruning the lavender

I have been busy pruning my lavender plants at Casa Debbio. We have nearly 200 plants as well as rosemary, roses, wisteria and other things that need a trim.

Through the mist

I drove through thick fog on my way up to Cass Debbio. As I got higher the mist cleared to reveal our beautiful mountains…

A rainy day at Casa Debbio

I love misty days at Casa Debbio. I can’t work in the garden, but it is great to watch the village below disappear and reappear from the mist.

Casa Debbio autumn 2016

Our garden at Casa Debbio has changed a lot since I left at the end of spring. The summer was hot and there was no rain at all until last week. Filippo has done an amazing job keeping everything alive.