National Geographic : 1963 Jun
Riviera sun nourishes terraces of carnations PLANTATIONS on ledges that rise from sea to mountain summit establish the Italian Riviera as the flower garden of Europe. Car nations and roses grow the year round, es pecially during the winter months. Many go by train, plane, and bus to winter-bound countries of Europe as well as to Italian cities. Wide-brimmed hat shades a Sanremo gar dener who sets stakes for carnation plants. The stakes will support strings woven be tween the stems of the flowers to keep them upright in stiff breezes. Hybrid carnations win praise at Sanremo's Flower Experimental Station: the "Salvator Rosa" (upper) and the golden "Sphinx." Irrigating carnations, Sanremo farmers en courage rapid growth. Blooming bougain villea vines at right hide a retaining wall.