Gardening

Take the green


Take the green


From April 1st to June 15th 2010, on the site of Leroy Merlin, many enthusiasts were able to take part in the "Scatta la verde" competition, publishing photographs of their green space: terrace, garden, or vegetable garden. A jury of experts has evaluated the photographs, and also the choice of plants, the arrangement of vegetables in the garden, in short, all the characteristics of the willing gardens.
There were two categories: "terraces and balconies" and "gardens and vegetable garden"; the top three winners in each category were awarded vouchers; for those who instead ranked fourth to tenth, the prize was the annual subscription to the magazine "Gardenia"; for those in the eleventh to fifteenth place, the annual pass to the magazine "Casa in fiore".

The participants




The participants were very many, coming from all over Italy, confirming the fact that, even in Italy, there are more and more fans of the green; in the photos of the competition we see that sometimes to obtain a green corner it is not necessary to have a huge equipped garden, just a small terrace, to be furnished and cultivated wisely, with the help of the most suitable materials and plants for every occasion. We particularly note the gardens presented by the participants, real spaces where to grow vegetables for daily meals, perhaps in some cases a real philosophy of life rather than a simple hobby.

The first fifteen in the vegetable and garden category


















My garden
by Mauro Raspa


Peace after stress
by Massimiliano Blancato



Home Sweet Home
by Sonia Pravato



4th place Paride Prina, with "do-it-yourself garden"
5th place Antonello Bongiorno, with "our oasis of relaxation"
6th classified Luigi Prestini, with "who plants flowers plant happiness"
7th ranked Domenico Verrigni, with "the Bonsai garden"
8th place Michael Valsecchi, with "my Eden"
9th place Alberto Dolce, with "Alberto's garden"
10th classified Luigina Massocco, with "Orto a terrazzamenti"
11th classified Eugenia deAntoniis, with "Tomatoes, basil and colorful flowers"
12th place winner Anna Maria De Robertis, with "Chicca presents: her world"
13th place in Salvatore Finocchiaro, with "Cultivation of vegetables"
14th place winner Elena Chialiva, with "nature in freedom"
15th place Luca Gallina, with "the secret garden"

The first fifteen in the category of terraces and balconies


















The garden of paradise on my terrace
by Diana Tarlindano


My corner of spring
of Luca Magno



My paradise
of Patrizia Schiavone



4th place Antonina Piastra, with "the relaxing terrace"
5th place Rosanna Tortorelli, with "here is my paradise"
6th place Luca Zorzi, with "la gemma"
7th classified Andrea Angiuli, with "ancient flavor"
8th place Maria Denise Colombini, with "the secret of my good humor"
9th classified Alessandro Bovo, with "my Eden"
10th place Thanks Barbera, with "lush terraces to be annoyed"
11th place in Debby van Willigen, with "boxwood on the terrace"
12th classified Martino Vinci, with "flowery balcony"
13th place winner Roberta Fogar, with "cloud of jasmine"
14th classified Ivano Sirtori, with "flowery balcony in Milan"
15th classified Alessandro Azzimonti, with "a stroke of color in the city.
Special mention goes to three hanging gardens, decidedly very complex and particular, considered out of competition
1st Stefano Negri, with "flowers on the clouds"
2nd Marco Minarelli, with "my Milanese terrace"
3rd Carlo Heinrich Bruno, with "a small forest in the city center in Milan".

Take the green: The first fifteen in the category of terraces and balconies
















The garden of paradise on my terrace
by Diana Tarlindano


My corner of spring
of Luca Magno



My paradise
of Patrizia Schiavone



4th place Antonina Piastra, with "the relaxing terrace"
5th place Rosanna Tortorelli, with "here is my paradise"
6th place Luca Zorzi, with "la gemma"
7th classified Andrea Angiuli, with "ancient flavor"
8th place Maria Denise Colombini, with "the secret of my good humor"
9th classified Alessandro Bovo, with "my Eden"
10th place Thanks Barbera, with "lush terraces to be annoyed"
11th place in Debby van Willigen, with "boxwood on the terrace"
12th classified Martino Vinci, with "flowery balcony"
13th place winner Roberta Fogar, with "cloud of jasmine"
14th classified Ivano Sirtori, with "flowery balcony in Milan"
15th classified Alessandro Azzimonti, with "a stroke of color in the city.
Special mention goes to three hanging gardens, decidedly very complex and particular, considered out of competition
1st Stefano Negri, with "flowers on the clouds"
2nd Marco Minarelli, with "my Milanese terrace"
3rd Carlo Heinrich Bruno, with "a small forest in the city center in Milan".