Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Oleander

I love it when the oleander comes into full bloom on the Amalfi Coast. Many towns have planted oleander (Oleandro in Italian) along the side of the road or around town, and it grows very happily in the Mediterranean sun. I noticed the other day this beautiful oleander just outside the gate where I live. It had just reached its peak, and I knew the pink petals would soon be falling and blowing into our garden creating a carpet of pink. It will be until early summer next year before we get to enjoy this bright burst of pink welcoming us home.

  • Scintilla

    Blooming marvellous! I can't wait to get back to Positano in a week and see the pink bougainvillea cascadng down the walls against the blue skies.

    June 26, 2010
  • Saretta

    That is a gorgeous pink indeed! I have a white oleander tree in my front yard, think I can trade it in for a pink one somewhere? 😉

    June 26, 2010
  • Ciao Chow Linda

    I love oleander too and I have one blooming in a pot on my deck that I have to bring in during the winter. It reminds me of Italy every time I'm on the deck.

    June 26, 2010
  • travelingsuep

    Beautiful photo Laura

    June 26, 2010
  • Annika

    The oleander is gorgeous! It really is all over, but that picture evokes memories of Ravello and Capri more than anything.

    June 26, 2010
  • Erin P

    Love the picture. Very beautiful!! This time last year we were in Amalfi–wish we were there now!!!

    June 27, 2010
  • Laura

    Ciao Rosa! Wow… in one week you'll be here. That's great!! The bougainvillea will be looking fabulous for your arrival! 🙂

    Ciao Saretta! We have pink and white outside the gates and I love the two together. Maybe it's time to plant a pink one? 🙂

    Ciao Linda! Glad you have something bright and happy to remind you of Italy every day! 🙂

    Ciao Sue! Thanks! 🙂

    Ciao Annika! Yes, there's a lot of oleander in Capri and Ravello and it reminds me of those two places, too!

    Ciao Erin! Wish you could be back here now, too!

    June 27, 2010
  • LindyLouMac

    That photo is simply gorgeous Laura, the oleanders here are just coming into full bloom for about the last week or so.

    June 27, 2010
  • Chef Chuck

    Hello Laura! I hope all is well:)
    The smells the colors are so addicting! This yearly event is worth the wait!!
    Take care.

    June 27, 2010
  • Laura

    Ciao Linda! They are blooming at different rates here on the Amalfi Coast, but the ones just outside our gate are just past peak. I'll miss the colors when they're gone… until next year!

    Ciao Chuck! It is definitely worth the wait! 🙂

    June 28, 2010

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