FigFest! September 15 2019

Come Celebrate the Joy of Figs! September 15, 2019 2:00 – 5:00PM Location:  Wigle Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden 1055 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Click here for Tickets:$35 Children age 11 and under free Includes: ~Fig-based delicacies demonstrated and prepared by Vallozzi Exec Chef Josiah Henry (see photos)~ ~A complimentary Wigle cocktail of your… Read more »

Fall Fig Ritual: Protecting Your Tree for the Winter

It’s almost that time again, so we’re re-posting this timely information: Time to Tug in Your Fig Tree  November 19, 2013 If you live in the northeast where we’ve had several very cold days and nights, don’t panic if you haven’t yet buried or covered your fig tree. It generally takes sustained freezing temperatures and icy winds to do… Read more »

Alessandro says: Time to Uncover that FigTree

We just received this email (April 10) from Alessandro Ferzoco of Boston: I uncovered my trees yesterday here in Boston. When the crocuses come up, the forsythia buds turn yellow, and you see robins, it’s time to uncover the trees here. I noticed some mold starting to grow, due to the higher temperatures and the rain we’ve… Read more »

Italian Gardeners: The Next Generation

  We at The Italian Garden Project™ are always pleased when we find that the Italian gardening traditions are being carried on by a new generation of gardeners. Several years ago when 18 year old Alessandro Ferzoco emailed to tell us about his passion for gardening, and offered to introduce us to some of his… Read more »

Preserving our Italian Heirlooms

  In an Italian American garden nothing is more precious than fruits and vegetables from the Old Country with a taste of home.  Seeds and cuttings from these prized plants were brought from Italy, carefully propagated in backyard gardens, and traded as valuable commodities among Italian immigrant communities.  Years of cultivating these Mediterranean varieties here… Read more »

An Afternoon in Italy in California

Sometimes when we spend time with gardeners, we feel transported across the world to Italy.  Such was the case when we spent the afternoon with Domenico and Rosa Bellocci and their family in Orangevale, California, just outside of Sacramento.  From the moment Rosa opened the front door of her house, we were greeted not only… Read more »

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