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Gardens in France (4918 readers)
Contributed by amazon 07.02. 2008 12:33:58 Topic: Other / Books Match on Title and Article's text

Frances most beautiful public and private gardens open their gates to us in every season of the year: from the classical French palace gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte down to humble domestic gardens in Normandy, from stylized Zen gardens in Provence to cactus displays on the Cote dAzur. ...

Floral Art Structures (10431 readers)
Contributed by amazon 14.01. 2008 12:28:41 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

Floral structures are the in-thing. They make a base for decoration and can be used over and over again. Gil Boyard and Muriel le Couls, both Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman of France), designed structures for tables, buffets and halls. Firstly they elaborately present the structure in situ. Afterwards they decorate them in three completely different ways, in order to demonstrate the countless possibilities for re-use. This book is brimming with creative ideas. Text in English and Fre ...

Garden and Landscape Architects of France (6600 readers)
Contributed by amazon 05.09. 2007 09:15:07 Topic: Other / Books Match on Title and Article's text

This series has documented the contemporary landscape architecture of Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and England. Now at last comes France, that historic force in formality (Versailles), fauvism (Fontainbleau) and egalitarianism (public parks), and a recent force in contemporary landscape architecture. ...

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - Black Mondo Grass (84308 readers)
Contributed by amazon 01.07. 2007 21:55:53 Topic: Plants / Grass, Grasses Match on Article's text

Each 6 tall circular mound is composed of truly black 1/4 wide foliage. Spreading by rhizomes, a single plant will make a nice 20 wide mat in 2 years. For fast coverage, we plant on 8 centers. This easy-to-grow groundcover makes a great backdrop for blues, golds and good imaginations. Plant in part sun to shade. Hardy in zones: 5-10. Grows 6 tall. Origin: France. AGM Winner. ...

The Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto (5325 readers)
Contributed by amazon 06.07. 2007 09:39:42 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

From the Archives of Country Life | The gardens of the great Edwardian landscape designer, captured in all their glory in 200 color and duotone images from the archives of Country Life. Harold Peto (1854–1933) was one of the most celebrated landscape designers of the Edwardian era. A leading exponent of the ultra-romantic Italianate style so fashionable in the first two decades of the 20th century, he was also influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. ...

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen' - Trumpet Vine (55211 readers)
Contributed by amazon 08.06. 2007 06:38:51 Topic: Plants / Climber Plants Match on Article's text

France, 1889. Campsis x tagliabuana Madame Galen. Very floriferous hybrid with the flower size of grandiflora and hardiness of radicans. ...

Laurus nobilis - Sweet Bay Laurel (12656 readers)
Contributed by amazon 30.06. 2007 10:33:57 Topic: Plants / Evergreen Shrubs Match on Article's text

Bay laurel is a pyramid-shaped tree or large shrub with aromatic, evergreen leaves and shiny gray bark. It can reach 60 in height in its native range, but generally is much smaller (3-10 tall) in culture. The leaves are elliptic, 3-4 long, rather thick and leathery, and shiny dark green. Clusters of small yellow flowers are produced in spring, followed, on the female plants, by shiny black or purple berries about 1/2 long. ...

Albizia julibrissin 'Boubri' OMBRELLA® - silk tree (105544 readers)
Contributed by havlis 05.03. 2008 12:51:56 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees Match on Article's text

Mimosaceae plants are popular mainly in southern Europe as they are very drought tolerant. Even though they come from subtropical parts of the world we can also grow some of them in our climate. Ombrella® belongs to the hardy group. It was a chance selection from France which was observed and cultivated, and later on patented under the name Boubri. It differs from the species by darker leaves and deeply coloured flowers. ...

Design and Landscape for People (5336 readers)
Contributed by amazon 21.10. 2007 11:53:58 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

New Approaches to Renewal | The new community planning: invaluable strategies for creative rebuilding and renovating from around the world. For many years planning was something done in the name of progress by distant committees with the abstract aim of tidying boundaries and controlling growth. In the past decade, however, heavy-handed ideology has given way to a new generation of planners from diverse backgrounds—architecture, landscape, even art and performance—who seek fresh, creative ways o ...

The Oxford Companion to the Garden (7367 readers)
Contributed by amazon 01.02. 2010 09:23:55 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

Now available for the first time in paperback, the magnificent Oxford Companion to the Garden illuminates the history and design of gardens all over the world, from the earliest recorded known examples to the present day, encompassing everything from small private gardens, to the secret gardens of Arab princes, to the vast public park at Versailles. ...

Osmanthus aquifolium - sweet olive, tea olive (24961 readers)
Contributed by havlis 12.08. 2011 10:56:00 Topic: Plants / Evergreen Shrubs Match on Article's text

Osmanthus is a genus of about 15-20, while only a few ones are hardy enough to grow down to zone 6. Those are often mistaken for hollies owing to their foliage appearance. Osmanthus is native to Japan and China, some species originate in the south of USA. ...

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