29 May Grannies (& flowers) power! – The unknown spring contest inside Italian villages

picus-cat-01For those who “rain water it’s more than enough to feed plants” (even in summer with 40° and first cloud at 10000 km!), for those who “only succulent has a chance to survive” (but the chances will be higher in the middle of the desert!), for those who had granny’s green thumb only while playing with skin paint,

okay, so…for those like me :) …it’s the most wonderful time of the year! There are so many flowers and colors and plants that no one is gonna notice our gardening ineptitude!

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But is when the game gets hard…that the grannies start to play!

On time, from the 21st of March, starts a very funny (and not to be missed!) show among Le Marche villages’ sleepy alleys: it’s the competition for “the-best-garden-balcony-doorway-of-the-year”! Through the silent roads, the hardened grannies pull out crockery of every shape, iron pillars of every kind, watering cans and most of all, green plants and flowers hidden in the houses the whole winter!

spring in italian village le marche appignano grannies

And who needs a green thumb if you could enjoy such an amazing show?! It’s definitely far more fun being the silent judge of this imaginary colorful contest (that in the end is not imaginary at all!). Plus the fun of roaming around in tight alleys where no cars are allowed!

So enjoy the show kindly given by these amazing grannies and…may the best win!

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villages le marche italian spring flowers

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flowers italy le marche alleys village


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  • An Englishwoman in Italy
    Posted at 17:32h, 30 May Reply

    There are some lovely flower displays in Corinaldo too. I shall look out keenly from now on and award my own private prize. I learn so much from other bloggers; how to notice the small things.

    • thepicuspost
      Posted at 17:15h, 31 May Reply

      I’m happy to hear that!! Spring in villages always leaves me breathtaking but I think they are not known enough! Next time I go for grannies’ flowers we should have a walk together! :)

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