Villa Maddalena - Garden 2014
Ivo and Marta are now caring for the house and its systems since the house is now 12 years along since its restoration. Massimo, a twice-victorious Siena Palio jockey, possessed of a serious green thumb is now the garden maestro. So, for the record, here is a view of the mill stone, the 'before' vegetable garden and the view over an artichoke. Remind me to photograph the veg garden in high summer season. Massimo and I have developed a new planting and rotation plan. And Ivo has planted a HUGE terra cotta pot full of strawberry plants....
These are artichokes that were in this location in 2002!! Delicious when the small ones are eaten as pinzimonio - raw, dipped in good oil and a grind of salt!