Helleborus is a voyage of discovery in the wealth of colours of this plant: yellow, white, pink and blue varieties, but also white with a pink edge, yellow with an orange heart, pink with pink stamens. In his introduction, Harry van Trier gives an insight into the different types of Helleborus. Where does Helleborus come from? What does the plant look like? Hanneke van Dijk takes the reader back to the garden and tells more about care, diseases and possible plant combinations. The reader is also introduced to three prominent growers of this early-flowering plant: Hans Kramer (Nursery De Hessenhof, Ede, NL), Thierry Van Paemel (Het Wilgenbroek, Oostkamp, B) and Koen Van Poucke (Sint-Niklaas, B). Their love for this plant, their search for new colours and their vision of the future make up a fascinating story.
The first comprehensive publication in Dutch on the winter flowering plant Helleborus. The early flowering of Helleborus in a spectrum of colours makes it a welcome guest in the garden of every plant lover.
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.
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 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’
Jacques Simon (°1929) is undeniably an extremely important link in the renewal of French landscape architecture. For the first time in an oeuvre, Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian garden cultures are united with the typically Latin structured, classical architectural landscapes.
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.