Six on Saturday from Oviedo, Northern Spain

My Six on Saturday comes from Northern Spain for the last time, and these plantings are in the Park of San Francisco in the city of Oviedo. I enjoyed walking through the park every day and found it was well-used by local people: they strolled there during the day; dressed up and did the paseo in the evenings; let children play after school in the late afternoons; and used it as a pleasant route from the top of the hill down into the old town. The park is filled with large trees but I have picked out some of the smaller plantings.

1.Beds of Cyclamens were flowering under the trees in the Park of San Francisco in Oviedo.

Cyclamens

Cyclamens

Cyclamens

Cyclamens

Cyclamens

Cyclamens

2.Yellow Lilies were gorgeously vibrant on a bank in the middle of the park.

Hemerocalis

Hemerocalis

3.I think these were Cycads – but perhaps I am wrong…? There was a bank of these near to a path.

Cycads?

Cycads?

4.The Agapanthus looked very good indeed, even though the flowers were over. The leaves were abundant and shiny.

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

5.Bedding begonias, this time of the tall variety, were grouped together in prominent beds and abundant – so many plants here looked abundantly healthy!

Bedding begonias

Bedding begonias

Bedding begonias

Bedding begonias

6.And finally, this city was filled with statues and at the edge of the park I saw these figures amongst flax plants.

Statues at the edge of the Park of San Francisco, Oviedo

This was a lovely city and, contrary to what I had seen elsewhere, the planting was rather freer. I hope my fellow gardeners enjoy these colourful ideas, and that The Propagator approves!

 

3 thoughts on “Six on Saturday from Oviedo, Northern Spain

  1. The cyclamen & lily have brilliant colour in them. A wonderful photo of the agapanthus. No wonder the park is so well used by the community.

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