Six on Saturday

I am relieved to say that I am still enjoying summer weather in Northern Spain where the trees are green, but with a tinge of gold and the mornings are quite sharp. This week my Six on Saturday is all about plants hanging over balconies or under windows, and trees in streets.

1. The petunias over the balcony of the Town Hall and Theatre in Villafrance del Bierzo were stunning!

Petunias in Villafranca del Bierzo

Petunias in Villafranca del Bierzo

2.There were flowers everywhere I looked in this small, but very important town on the Camino de Santiago. Here are more petunias, this time hanging over the balcony of a private house in the same town, Villafranca del Bierzo.

Petunias in Villafranca del Bierzo

Petunias in Villafranca del Bierzo

3.And yet more petunias, of a different colour, under a window in a private house.

Petunias in Villafranca del Bierzo

Petunias in Villafranca del Bierzo

4.Hibiscus is grown in the parks, and even as a small tree along some town streets!

Hibiscus in Villafranca del Bierzo

Hibiscus in a park in Villafranca del Bierzo

Hibiscus along the streets in Monforte de Lemos

Hibiscus along the streets in Monforte de Lemos

5.Magnolias are also grown as street trees and now, at the end of summer, are adorned with large and rather beautiful fruits.

Magnolia fruits

Magnolia fruits in Monforte de Lemos

6. And finally I found a Cactus (unknown provenance) hanging over a balcony as well and just loved the contrast of colour and texture – not a very horticultural description which I hope The Propagator will forgive!

Cactus in Monforte de Lemos

Cactus in Monforte de Lemos

I hope you like my Six on Saturday and I look forward to reading about your six!

6 thoughts on “Six on Saturday

    • Well, you have some very beautiful plants in your garden… And yes, the petunias here are amazing, as are the roses and the dahlias, and the streets in springtime, lined with magnolia trees, must be absolutely amazing!

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