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.
This book presents the most beautiful projects of twenty renowned French garden and landscape architects. The reader will not only discover the creations of world-famous figures such as Michel Corajoud, Jacques Coulon, Allain Provost and Jacques Simon, but will also be introduced to the splendid work of ateliers and agencies of younger architects who have already acquired an excellent reputation: Louis Benech, Anne-Sylvie Bruel & Christophe Delmar, Cathérine Mosbach, Christine & Michel Péna and many others.