Ein Brustkrebs und sein Verlauf

 

My Breast Cancer and its History

 
Summer 2005:

My Garden in Italy - a jewel at the Riviera dei Fiori / Liguria

In December, 1992, I have found by chance this little spot: a garden, belonging to it a studio with a small bath room and a portico (an open hall as a passageway to the garden). I saw the old venerable house during its restoration. I was told that it had been a small cloister in earlier times. This I can well understand, because it stands beside the church of the small village, two kilometers away from the Mediterranean Sea. Although the garden was then full of building material, I felt something like love at first sight. Indeed, the room with the vault cover, belonging to the garden, promised to certainly become wonderful by the renovation. The other larger eight apartments didn't interest me.

 

This garden has developed during the past years into a small paradise. I am occupied for some days almost every month by maintaining the mainly exotic plants and by waiting for their blossoms.

However, my presence is also necessary to trim the plants and to prevent them from suffering of thirst. Also the oranges, tangerines, lemons and loquats (Nespole) have to be picked at the right time. The small, crammed garden, measuring not even 100 m², therefore needs my care urgently. It gives me well-beeing, I can keep myself fit with garden work and indulge in dreams....

 

More about this garden and its surrounding can be found at

NEERI-ORCHIDS  (= my husband's homepage: see "in Italy")

 

Entrance with roses, in the back the portico (passageway)

 

Geranium and Sukkulents in the small front garden

 

View from the portico to the south into the garden

 

Outlook to the Mediterranean Sea

 

Bougainvillea / Italianita

 

Trumpetflower / Campsis radicans

 

under Orange- and Tangerine Tree

 

Löwenohr / Leonotis leonurus

 

Aloe in front of Tangerine Tree, left in back Loquat Tree (Nespole)

 

Campsis radicans "Flava"

 

Trumpetflower/ Campsis radicans

 

Aibika / Abelmoschus manihot

 

Ipomoea indica

 

Retama monosperma (Syn. Genista)

 

Camellia japonica "Conte de Gomer"

 

Dendrobium-Hybrid (orchid)

 

Anchusa italica

 

Aeonium arboreum

 

Lemon Tree

 

Climbing Rose

 

Aloe

 

Mantis religiosa

 

 

 

Adult Mediterranean Tree Frogs (Hyla meridionalis) sitting on Aloe

 

more about the young Hylas of summer 2008:

(some pictures with explanation in German)

Papilio podalirius on Lavender

 

 

 

 

More pictures of this Italian garden and the surrounding

(15 pictures in large format with text in German taken during the visit between Febr. 26th and March 4th, 2006)

 

By the way: I like when someone visits me!

Please get in touch with me to see when I will be in my Riviera garden - by e-mail I can be reached daily. Tnanks to this garden I feel today still quite well.

More about me:

Erika Rusterholz

 

     

Riviera dei Fiori - Vortrag

2015 und 2016: Orchideen-Liebhabern habe ich meinen Garten an der italienischen Riviera und ebenfalls kurz die Umgebung mit viel Natur, die nächsten Orte und Sicht auf die Küste am Mittelmeer vorstellen können.

Der Vortrag Riviera dei Fiori - mein kleines Paradies und seine Umgebung- Orchideen, Sukkulenten, Laubfrösche... mit vielen farbenfrohen Bildern und Kurztext (meine Erklärunen dazu fehlen da leider) ist in meinem Forum eingefügt und kann hier als pdf- oder pps-Version angeklickt werden.

 

Pictures/Text:

© Erika Rusterholz

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