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.
A book about all aspects of bamboo! Bamboo is increasingly finding its way into the garden. It is a plant that appeals to the imagination because of its appearance and origin. Yet it also scares some. Is it really an invasive plant and what about the mysterious flowering of bamboo?
The success of the Hydrangea is no surprise. The beautiful leaves, the spectacular flowers and the decorative inflorescence are a real eye-catcher in the garden. For every garden, whether small or large, modern or traditional, one can find a suitable Hydrangea. There are hundreds of varieties, with leaves and flowers in various colours and shapes.
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.
In this publication, author Anne Ronse describes everything the orchid has ever stood for throughout history. Its seductive powers not only lure growers. Writers, scientists and adventurers also fall for the appeal of this fascinating flower.
The ultimate reference in every rose lover’s library! The mysterious story of a more than 4 century old quest for the black rose. Does the black rose exist, or has it ever existed? The complete history of this noble flower, based on authentic research, shows that the quest for the black rose goes back to the very earliest botanical writings. The Quest for the Black Rose is a prestigious edition of 43 by 31 centuries with splendid artistic photographs of old and contemporary roses. This utmost high-quality book also contains beautiful old colour drawings of dark roses. Prominent florists of world renown show creations with this unique flower.
For the Dutch edition, see ‘De zoektocht naar de zwarte roos’