Bambuseae takes you to the origin of the plant and shows you the types of bamboo that belong in your garden. Beautiful gardens with bamboo illustrate the applications. Jos van der Palen tells you more about Fargesias, Wolfgang Eberts about Phyllostachys and the Crouzet family about La Bambouseraie park. International experts also shed light on a number of important ecological aspects of bamboo. You will also be given an insight into the various forms of bamboo cultivation and specifically into biotechnological techniques. Jan Oprins has been collecting bamboo for fifteen years. His fascination for this plant led to its propagation through tissue culture. At the moment Oprins Plant, with its in-vitro laboratory for bamboo, is first in the world. Finally, the book shows and tells you the other facets of bamboo. Bamboo is more than just a plant: it is also a building material, an ingredient in the kitchen, an element in floral compositions.
For 10 years, the Bonsai Association Belgium has organised an annual international bonsai exhibition in Heusden-Zolder. Each year, the exhibits were photographed by professional photographers, resulting in a wealth of visual material. On the occasion of the 10th edition of the Noelanders Trophy, 250 photos were selected for publication.