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Rick Gush
La Dolce Vita
California-born Rick Gush writes from Italy’s north-western coast about his love affair with the Italian farm and garden scene. From hanging gardens and fava beans to Vespas and salami, come along on his adventure. Be sure also check out Rick's new blog, Digging Italy, on UrbanFarmOnline.com

04/30/2010 - Historical Wisteria
All the wisteria here is blooming now, and it’s fairly spectacular.

04/23/2010 - Rennet Apples and Wild Bluebells
The apples are just about the last fruit trees to bloom in the garden, and they’ve finally started flowering.

04/16/2010 - Free Garden Stuff
I like finding stuff for free.

04/09/2010 - Easter
Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, so I went with my wife to the local blessing of the palm fronds down on the bay.

04/02/2010 - Local Color
One of my favorite things about life in Italy is the different rhythm of my life here.

03/26/2010 - Building with Bottles
While I’m waiting for the soil to dry out so I can prepare the beds for spring planting, I spend time in the garden building a new terrace on the lower part of the cliff.

03/19/2010 - Cherry Grafting
I was at my friend Richard’s house this week when his neighbor came over and grafted another one of Richard’s old cherry trees.

03/12/2010 - Black Plastic and Hose Bibs
I finally got around to reworking the irrigation pipes in the lower part of the garden this weekend, and I now have two new spigots down there.

03/05/2010 - Carciofi
My vegetable garden is sort of like my wallet in that I’m never completely happy with how much it contains.

02/26/2010 - Yellow Broccoli, Yummy!
This week we’ll harvest the first yellow broccoli in our garden.

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