He works as much as possible on site and is not afraid to drive the excavator himself. Since the 1980s, he has also been creating ephemeral landscapes: with the aid of heavy and less heavy equipment, he creates patterns in fields, cultivated fields, snowy terrain, etc. The list of this landscape architect’s major achievements is impressive. His influence is correspondingly impressive.
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 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’
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 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.
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.