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.