We the Italians March 21, 2016 - 77 - Page 67

st # 77 MARCH 21 , 2016 The owner, a great lover of antiques and bricolage, over time has enriched his garden with fine furnishings such as a fountain in neoclassical style in the early twentieth century where water lilies grow and a XVIII century stone well recovered during the restoration of an old house. Flint was chosen for the flooring of wide paths, an ancient stone very common in the streets of the city, and to make it more interesting it was embellished with grass inlays in the form of geometric figures. Nearby you can go hiking in the woods of beech trees of Cornino, the Paradise Valley on the Gran Sasso massif and the forests of Mount Sirente. Plants Inside the garden you can admire 1500 roses of 150 different varieties, a thousand herbaceous perennials, about 60 varieties of Clematis, 20 Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale) and hydrangea (Hydrangea spp). The wooded area is established with the aim of having winter all year round with foliage of different colors; this is how the tree collection was born, ranging from the gray of the silver fir (Picea pungens var. glauca kosteriana) to the yellow of the Maple negundo var. odessanum and Acacia frize; from the dark brown of the beech (Fagus sylvatica var. purpurea pendula) to the green with yellow spots of the libocedro (Libocedrus decurrens); from the bright green and the red coral of some Maple palmatum var. dissectum to the purple-pink-red of the tricolor beech (Fagus sylvatica var. tricolor). WE THE ITALIANS | 67 www.wetheitalians.com