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  Italian Garden
The Italian Garden was inspired by the famous formal gardens of Italy.
Peak color in the Italian Garden is from May 15 - Sept. 30, when the geraniums in the urns are in flower.
One of the pair of pergolas that are at the northern end of the Italian Garden.
www.georgian.edu /arboretum/bi_arbit.htm   (233 words)

 The Italian Garden
An expansive vista of the James River was visible from the Italian Garden in 1910.
In Italian gardens of the Renaissance, the secret garden was designed as a small, enclosed courtyard to which ladies could retire to talk and do needlework.
The spaciousness of the garden; its correlation to the Italian marble gazebo and waterfall; and its relationship to the surrounding landscape was enhanced.
www.maymont.org /gardens/italian.asp   (766 words)

 italian garden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The garden is based upon the legend of Echo, the nymph who was condemned to wander the earth repeating what she had last heard.
The garden is a dry garden with a wandering path and sculptures based upon the idea of repetition in echoes.
The garden was constructed by Contour Landscapes, Writtle, and when this was completed the children planted the garden with Parks gardeners, teachers and parents, led by designer Bella D’Arcy.
www.gardensforpeople.com /oct04/echo.htm   (235 words)

 Italian Herb Garden
Carrie Grosvenor is the author of "The Italian Herb Garden." She explains how you can have wonderful fresh herbs to add to your Italian meals by growing them in your kitchen.
Indeed, the mere thought of Italian cooking brings to mind the aroma and taste of basil, oregano, rosemary, and garlic.
Fennel seeds are added to meatballs and Italian sausage, and lend a distinctive flavor to roasted meat or fish.
www.dvo.com /newsletter/monthly/2005/october/tabletalk.html   (1357 words)

 Italian Gardens, books
Italian Gardens is a practical and beautifully illustrated guide to more than 60 of the finest examples, from the seventeenth-century gardens of Castello d'Aglie in Piedmont to the thirteenth-century Moorish garden of the Villa Rufolo in Campania.
The author, a classicist and archaeology with a special interest in gardening and garden history, traces the development of Roman gardens from their humble origins as vegetable patches to the sophisticated landscapes of the rich and famous at the height of the Empire.
Contemporary garden authority and photographer Russell recently followed the trail blazed by Wharton around the Italian peninsula, relooking at the gardens the previous writer had favored in her collection of articles, which has come to be regarded as a groundbreaking reckoning of Italian landscape art and...
www.leterrae.com /italiangardens.htm   (1863 words)

 Italian Villas and Their Gardens (1904)
If a garden boasts "architectural effects" such as ornamental statuary, busts in niches, curving steps, grottoes, and vases, they must be subordinated to the overall garden-plan and in keeping with the scale of the house and garden as a whole.
She pities the "unsuspecting tourists" who visit these gardens and "come back imagining that this tawdry jumble of weeping willows and Chinese pagodas, mock Gothic ruins and exotic vegetation, represents the typical 'Italian garden,' of which so much is said and so little really known." (IV 185).
Italian Villas and Their Gardens is possibly the most scholarly and objective of Wharton's travel texts, with personal details about her travels, efforts to obtain permission to visit villas, and difficulties with Maxfield Parrish suppressed.
guweb2.gonzaga.edu /faculty/campbell/wharton/disc/id18_m.htm   (1582 words)

 Secret Garden in Venice
Idyllic Italian garden with secular trees, romantic wisteria and landscaping enclosed in a private walled property.
Exclusive to us, this is a magnificent Italian garden belonging to a 17th century Palace.
The flowering garden is landscaped according to Italian tradition with lovely trees, some dating over 100 years old.
www.italian-weddings.com /destination_wedding_locations/veneto/venice/secret_garden_in_venice.html   (149 words)

 Item Description
The opening of the Italian Garden was on October 12, 1930, during a joint celebration of Columbus Day and the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of Virgil.
The garden is in the Italian Renaissance style with an upper garden that has a large circular fountain and a lower garden with a double shell fountain upon which six medallions of Italians such as Giotto and Petrarch are located.
The Italian, German, Lithuanian, Slovak, and Ukrainian gardens were established in 1930; the Polish, Hungarian, Czech, and Yugoslav gardens in 1934; and the American, Russian, Irish, Greek, and Syrian gardens in 1938.
worlddmc.ohiolink.edu /OMP/NewDetails?oid=2775197   (408 words)

 Garden Design Links
The Villa Buonaccorsi's five-tiered garden is one of the finest surviving examples of a terraced classical Italian garden
The gardens at the palace of Versailles were the most influential gardens created during the 17th century.
Nice webpage about a garden which was re-created on the site of an older garden that had been neglected for many years.
www.suite101.com /links.cfm/garden_design   (836 words)

 Candida Martinelli's Italophile Site(Italian Gardens)
Discussing Italian gardens, it is important to point out that most people in Italy live in condominium apartments and have no garden.
Terraces are used mainly to divide the garden into "rooms" with varying "moods", and to limit the views and vistas.
Just a note here at the end...I put in an Italian garden in an old home we bought 10 years back, and today it is a beautiful escape from the world, a pleasure for the eye and soul.
italophiles.com /gardens.htm   (1554 words)

 Italian garden decor - outdoor decoration
Garden and terrace furnishings for relaxed living Style and design in Italy now looks beyond the walls of the home alone.
Increasingly, terraces and gardens are being turned into attractive and comfortable living areas, substituting the living or dining room during the spring to autumn period, and representing a place for the family to meet or to entertain guests.
Numerous producers of garden and terrace furniture offer standard and custom made pieces to fit all needs.
www.lifeinitaly.com /decor/garden.asp   (165 words)

 WCWN: An Italian Garden Tomato Salad
I remember I'd take a salt shaker out to the garden, sit cross-legged in the tomato patch, select a large ripe red tomato that was warm in the sun, pluck it, wipe off the dust, sprinkle it with a dash of salt, and eat it fresh off the vine.
And often my mother would send me out to the garden to pick 6 ears of corn to have with our dinner.
There was always plenty of crusty Italian bread on hand to sop up the juice.
www.westcoastwine.net /leone1.html   (311 words)

 virtualitalia.com - feature - your italian herb garden
Italians have along history of growing "kitchen gardens" which goes further back than the Romans.
Most seeds are quite delicate and particular about how and where they start life --if it's too shady, cold or the dirt lacks nutrients you risk getting a small plant that won't live up to it's potential (or flavor).
Starting small is a sure way to have successful herb garden and gain confidence to make additions to your garden each year.
www.virtualitalia.com /articles/italianherbgarden.shtml   (1050 words)

 An Italian Garden
This garden is considered to be Italy's most prestigious monument to late-Renaissance art, and is attributed to the architect Vignola, who built the garden for Cardinal Gambara during the mid to late 1500's.
In 1971 the garden was acquired by the Italian Government.
A feature of Italian gardens is the lack of flowers and the dominant 'chiaroscuro' effects created by sculpted trees and shrubbery.
www.gardenaesthetics.com /italian.html   (323 words)

 IDC Publishers - Italian Garden Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Italian garden art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods played a pivotal role in the ensuing evolution of European garden design.
One group of titles is devoted to descriptions of important individual gardens, for example Andrea Brigenti's description of the Villa Borghese (Rome 1716) and Francesco Maria Soldini's work on the Boboli garden (Florence 1789).
Other works discuss elements central to Italian gardens, such as fountains and statuary: an example is Domenico Parasacchi's Raccolta delle principali fontane dell'inclitta città di Roma (Rome 1647).
www.idc.nl /background384_10_35.html   (256 words)

 The Italian Garden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The inspiration for the Italian Garden came from a trip Mrs.
The Cummer Italian Garden is considered a signature piece in Shipman's oeuvre of residential gardens and is one of the few Shipman gardens still in existence.
The original plans for the garden are kept in the Cornell University archives and The Cummer archives contain the complete list of plants ordered by Mrs.
www.cummer.org /gardens/italian.htm   (198 words)

 Casantonio:Italian Decorative Wall Plate and Tuscany Garden Furniture - Find a Floor Tile for Tuscan Style Home ...
With the Italian garden furnitue and Tuscany style home decorating ideas on the Casantonio website we are sure that you will find an item - whether a decorative plate or italian wall plates or some of our olive wood gifts - to brighten up your home.
We have a range of Tuscan planters as well as other Italian garden furniture to help you bring tuscan style home decorating to your home wherever you are in the world.
With the Italian garden furniture, such as the tuscan fountains and tuscan planters.
www.casantonio.com /home.aspx?CategoryID=16&selection=3   (466 words)

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The garden slopes by hillside terraces to the lower boulevard, where a semicircular, brick-paved court forms a parapet and retaining wall.
In response to the generous act with which the citizens of Cleveland have offered to the Italian community as a symbol of friendship and in memory of the Latin poet, a part of her public park to be dedicated to Virgil, Rome has sent a pedestal.
The beautiful Italian Garden in the glorious Renaissance tradition it represents, forms a resplendent unit in the Cultural Gardens chain, and is a timeless asset to Cleveland and to America.
clevelandmemory.org /ebooks/tpap/pg71.html   (984 words)

 2004 Consumers' Choice in Chains | Italian: Olive Garden
Olive Garden’s top category scores for food quality and menu variety are testaments to its continuous efforts to offer guests an authentic Italian dining experience that is both satisfying and surprising enough to merit repeat visits.
Culinary directors train at Olive Garden’s Culinary Institute of Tuscany and Riserva di Fizzano restaurant in Italy and managers study at its Wine Institute of Napa Valley in California.
Last year, the chain introduced its Caffé la Toscana program, ensuring that even the coffees served at the close of the meal are truly Italian from the blend and roast of beans to the china used for service.
www.rimag.com /archives/2004/09a/consumers-choice-in-chains-italian.asp   (529 words)

 Conservatory Garden
In 1934, when maintenance of the facility had become too costly, the conservatory was demolished and replaced with the present Garden, which opened to the public in 1937.
The Italian garden is the site of many wedding photography sessions and, in the spring, of the Central Park Conservancy's Women's Committee Frederick Law Olmsted Luncheon.
The newest horticulture addition to the southern garden is a woodland slope along its outer perimeter — a shade garden using native and non-native plant species.
www.centralparknyc.org /virtualpark/northend/conservatorygarden   (708 words)

 Judith Barrett - From An Italian Garden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
True to the Italian tradition of preparing vegetables and fruits by the simplest means in order to preserve their natural flavor, From an Italian Garden includes more than two hundred delicious vegetable and fruit recipes, each of which is versatile enough to be served as an appetizer or a main course.
Barrett prefaces the recipes by discussing the ingredients themselves, from the basics of the Italian diet—olive oil in its various grades, stocks, cheeses, vinegars—to vegetables and fruits and how to select, store, prepare, and cook them, in addition to a brief history of each vegetable and the part it plays in Italian cooking.
From an Italian Garden draws on the richness of Italian culture and tradition for a selection of recipes that is equally varied and tempting, and best of all, healthful.
www.judithbarrett.com /books/ItalianGarden.htm   (401 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Soon you'll si an Italian garden here
A GARDEN created by one of the New Town's most celebrated architects is to be restored to its former glory under a twinning scheme with Italy.
The Italian flower garden at Lauriston Castle was established in 1844 by William Playfair, but has been allowed to fall into disrepair in recent years.
The garden is expected to cost £240,000 and will be funded in part by the council's culture and leisure department.
news.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=2261792005   (684 words)

 Add Gourmet Flavor With Italian Garden
Let your taste buds be your guide when planning your Italian kitchen garden, and design the garden around your favorite cookbook.
Most of the varieties listed below are available on seed racks at garden centers; a few may need to be ordered from specialty seed companies.
Sprouting broccoli is an old Italian heirloom vegetable with asparagus-type shoots and tiny broccolilike heads.
www.colostate.edu /depts/CoopExt/4DMG/VegFruit/italian.htm   (469 words)

 Garden Ornaments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Cummer Gardens are home to sculptures, fountains, and garden ornaments.
The north wall of the Italian Garden holds a niche designed by William R. Mercer, Jr.
Other notable garden pieces include Two Children with a Goose, a copy of the original Pierino de Vinci that is in the Victoria and Albert museum in London, the mosaic fountain and basin in the English Garden and the three-tier stone fountain in the Italian Garden.
www.cummer.org /gardens/ornaments.htm   (165 words)

 The making of the Italian garden
October 1998 Bruce has built a berm along the backof the area, leveled the front and is building forms in preparation to laying down patio blocks.
The 2 front areas are knot gardens planted with herbs: santolina, basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, sage, and rosemary.
The santolina is planted on the diagonals of the knot gardens.
www.mindspring.com /~pavlos/GardenStroll/Italian.htm   (528 words)

 Gardening : Herbs : Gourmet Gardens : Home & Garden Television
Italian garden: thyme, bay, scallions, garlic chives, Italian flatleaf parsley and two varieties of basil.
Here are some gourmet gardens, plus a garnish garden that's full of choices to decorate your favorite dishes.
Plant a garden for flavoring poultry, with sage, curly-leafed parsley and thyme.
www.hgtv.com /hgtv/gl_herbs/article/0,,HGTV_3595_1381280,00.html   (300 words)

 Italian Food Forever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It may still seem early in the year to be thinking of gardening, but remember if you hope to grow vegetables from seeds, some need to be cultivated indoors for a couple of months before being transplanted outside.
Now is a good time to plan your garden and purchase your seeds in anticipation of planting your garden later on this spring.
There is a good selection of Italian seeds here including everything from Chioggia beets, a red and white striped Italian beet, Arugula, both the cultivated and the wild type, and Eggplants of assorted sizes and colors.
www.italianfoodforever.com /iff/articles.asp?id=19   (537 words)

 Trentham Leisure - Italian Garden
The statue of Perseus stands at the foot of the Lower Flower Garden framed by the mile long lake.
The Italian Garden is an innovative way to experience 21st Century garden design.
Our Garden Tea Room is situated next to the Italian Garden and offers a variety of delicious hot and cold food.
www.trenthamleisure.co.uk /Italiangarden.html   (124 words)

 Olive Garden's Icy Italian Beverage Quells Summertime Heat
Today limoncello can be found in restaurants and homes throughout Italy, but authentic limoncello still uses only the skins of lemons from the island of Capri and the Amalfi coast, infusing their signature flavor, color and zest.
Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with 575 restaurants, 70,000 employees and more than $2 billion in annual sales.
Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest casual dining company.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/04-10-2006/0004336887&EDATE=   (329 words)

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