Thursday, October 10, 2013

Alpine strawberries and Forget-me-not


In my garden right now... a part from lots of onion weed (edible), Alpine strawberries are starting to pop up, just enough for a 'shot' dessert of yogurt, honey, and tiny wild strawberries. It looks good next to another garden treasure: sweet forget-me-not, among my favourite little flowers. Both strawberries and flowers makes me think of home in Italy, where they grow wild everywhere at the beginning of Summer. And I love the colours!



Photos and recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

11 comments:

  1. Such pretty images....I LOVE those sweet little forget-me-nots....I have oodles of them growing in my garden....but I will have to wait until next Spring to enjoy them again. I hope your October days are being blessed! xoxo

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    1. A bit cold and rainy today, more like Autumn that Spring, but for the rest, yes very blessed! :-)

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  2. what lovely look your strawberries I love this image! xo

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  3. So sweet and pretty. Very well crafted.

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  4. Lovely color combination, Alessandra! There is poetry in such pairings. I can't grow enough forget-me-nots! And I had white alpine strawberries this year. :)

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    1. White Alpine strawberries? I am curious now :-)

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  5. What lovely images. Your photos are beautiful, Alessandra. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. I have those alpine strawberries growing wild in the garden. I thought they are just weeds. I tasted once, but it did not really appeal to me. Yours is rather bigger than ours here. I wonder if they are different variety. Lovely to view colours again in the garden, isn't it?

    Love
    Arfi

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  7. Hi Arfi, I think that you have the decorative strawberries, a different variety, they are more round and grow long strands, bigger leaves, strong roots and spread like a weed. The Alpine strawberries grow in clumps and taste and smell quite different (yummy!), they are actually smaller than the decorative ones, and longer shape fruit, they don't grow wild in NZ but need to be planted and cared for.

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  9. Awww, what a cute photo of these strawberries ;)

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