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Connecting Green and Infrastructure - GREENMAX. Perpetrating Pointlessly Pruning - Billy Goodnick - Santa Barbara Edhat. More articles like this Perpetrating Pointlessly Pruning updated: Nov 08, 2014, 1:00 PM By Billy Goodnick People Perpetrating Pointlessly Pitiful Pruning of Peaceful Plants It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when someone pokes that same eye with a sharp stick, things can get very f’ugly very fast. That’s how I feel when I see what so-called gardeners do to plants in the name of horticulture. It was 2007 when I posted my first Santa Barbara Not-So-Beautiful Awards at my personal blog.

People (out of ignorance, not malice) put plants in places where they have no business growing. I could boast that my entertaining and compelling writing style changed the course of horticultural history. The Object of Our Affliction I wish I could explain why Bougainvillea seems to be the victim of all this mayhem. The outer bracts explode in showers ranging from the most sultry purples and maroon through shades of coppery orange, gold, pink and pure white. What is it About Uptown? Plantons autrement by Terretous Saint-Joseph à Saint-Ghislain (Belgique) La taille des rosiers. El jard?n de las delicias, Hieronymus Bosch. Terms of Service | Global Forest Watch. ISRAËL-PALESTINE • Gaza : Israël a déjà perdu. Les frappes militaires disproportionnées de Tsahal contre des civils ne font que renforcer la volonté des Palestiniens de défendre leurs droits, souligne ce journaliste palestinien.

Et le vent est en train de tourner, au détriment de l’Etat hébreu. 24 juillet 2014 | Partager : Après chaque opération militaire israélienne qui coûte la vie à des centaines de Palestiniens et détruit leurs infrastructures civiles, le Hamas, le Djihad islamique et autres groupes de résistance se regroupent, s’approvisionnent en matériel militaire, améliorent leurs compétences techniques et préparent leur prochain bras de fer avec Israël. C’est exactement le reflet de la politique israélienne à Gaza, dite “de la tondeuse à gazon”, c’est-à-dire qu’Israël doit intervenir régulièrement pour ma [...] Déjà abonné ? Top 10 Documentaries For Landscape Architects. There is a certain persuasion in documentaries that is not often found in books. Sometimes actually seeing, visually dissecting, a narrative can be more inspiring and engaging than words on a page. The documentaries below can be quite different in their style and delivery – what is important however, is that they all seek to explore man’s relationship with his (natural or unnatural) environment.

And as a Landscape Architect, it couldn’t hurt to see a few…. Here we take you through 10 of the best documentaries for landscape architects out there, covering topics such as urban design, landscape architecture, sustainable design, biophilia, climate change and urban planning. These are films that will make you think, generate discussion within your own mind and make you question your own design decisions. Get the popcorn, its movie time! 10. Complete with New Orleans jazz and John Goodman, Harry Shearer looks at what happened when Hurricane Katrina hit the US city. Get it HERE! 9. Get it HERE! 8. Westonbirt, The National Arboretum - visitor information, events and tree collection information. An internationally renowned tree collection, heritage landscape and fantastic location for playing, walking, relaxing and learning about nature.

What will Westonbirt Arboretum be to you? Forest Live Paloma Faith (sold out) and Tom Odell are the first of six acts to announce they'll be playing at Westonbirt Arboretum in summer 2015. Find out more about Forest Live at Westonbirt Arboretum... Things to do Events, workshops, guided walks, ideas for your visit... Planning your visit Directions, details about food and drink onsite, the plant centre and shop, facilities, accessibility, admission prices and information for groups to help plan your visit. Gruffalo's Child trail Explore the forest, follow the trail and enjoy fun activities along the way...

Tree collection and heritage landscape Find out what's looking good and when. Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum Education and learning The Westonbirt Project The Westonbirt Project will create a better welcome and understanding of Westonbirt Arboretum. Dogs. Camille Muller landscape-gardener | News. Gasworks Into Artworks – The Rebirth of Dublin’s Waterfront. Grand Canal Square, designed by Martha Schwartz Partners. The Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) was created in 1997, generating a whirlwind of fresh ideas to redeem the look of Dublin’s waterfront. Less than a year later, an old gasworks site was purchased that went on to become the site of the Grand Canal Square. Today, the square is characterized by influential architecture, teeming commerce, and one piece of unforgettable landscape design.

Ironically, as this article sees publication, the DDDA exhales its final breath this May, at last dissolved – yet leaving behind a true legacy of growth and prosperity, with a tinge of red color. In the spring of 2005, DDDA instructed Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP) to design the landscape of the square – a piece of work that was to unify the disparate architectural components of the site and renew the space by embodying all its local characteristics, old and new. Red poles at the Grand Canal Dock; credit: Martha Schwartz Partners. Interview: Nigel Dunnett on the Olympic Park. Just a week ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Professor Nigel Dunnett from University of Sheffield about his experience in working as one of the lead horticulture and planting design consultants for the 2012 London Olympic Park, along with fellow colleague James Hitchmough. Whilst being in the landscape ecology profession for many years, carrying out the planting and designing for the Olympic Park has been the most memorable and challenging projects for Nigel.

Dive into his insights on being part of a project of a tremendous scale… Could you describe your role in the design of the Olympic Park? James Hitchmough and I were taken on as the main planting design consultants of the park. What they didn’t want to do was have something very traditional- looking at UK’s heritage and trying to recreate some sort of a Victorian Park. Nigel Dunnett How would you characterize the design process that you carried out for the design of the Olympic Park? We were working with the main Masterplan. 570d9fccae8f3131175ead274beb042c.jpg (JPEG Image, 598 × 2859 pixels) - Scaled (35%) Los mejores blogs de jardinería en español | El blog de Anida. Para buscar información en la red no hay nada mejor que contar con la opinión sincera y desinteresada que se ofrece en los blogs.

Este tipo de publicaciones cada día tienen más presencia y relevancia, y abarcan cualquier tipo de tema, disciplina o temática. Y no podían faltar los blogs dedicados a jardinería, al paisajismo o a los huertos urbanos, tan de moda últimamente. Hemos seleccionado una lista de los mejores blogs de jardinería en español. Podemos encontrar desde el blog de un vivero de producción de plantas hasta el blog de un aficionado que muestra cómo evolucionan las flores de su balcón.

La jardinería y el paisajismo están en nuestras vidas. Plantas y Flores Si buscas las características o cuidados de alguna planta éste es tu blog. Diario de mi Jardín Como su propio nombre indica, la autora de este blog nos narra sus experiencias cultivando plantas en el jardín de su casa junto al mar y muestra fotos de sus flores y de sus labores como jardinera. Jardinería y Paisajismo Río Moros. Publicações - Plantas Invasoras em Portugal. Marchante H, Morais M, Freitas H, Marchante E (2014) Guia prático para a identificação de Plantas Invasoras em Portugal. Coimbra. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. 207 pp.* Silva JS, Marchante H (2012) Post-fire management of exotic forests. In: Moreira F, Arianoutsou M, Corona P, de las Heras J. Marchante E, Kjøller A, Struwe S, Freitas H (2008) Soil microbial activity in dune ecosystems invaded by Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd In: Plant Invasions: Human perception, ecological impacts and management. Marchante E, Freitas H, Marchante H (2008) Guia prático para a identificação de Plantas Invasoras de Portugal Continental.

Marchante H, Marchante E (2008) Rasgos comunes de las mimosas de origen australiano que invaden la Península Ibérica. Marchante E, Marchante H (2007) As exóticas e invasoras. Marchante H, Marchante E, Freitas H (2005) Plantas Invasoras em Portugal – fichas para identificação e controlo. *se desejar um exemplar em papel pode solicitar o envio a partir daqui. Nepeta × faassenii. Common Name: nepeta Type: Herbaceous perennial Family: Lamiaceae Zone: 3 to 8 Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet Spread: 1.50 to 3.00 feet Bloom Time: May to September Bloom Description: Blue/violet Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Dry to medium Maintenance: Low Flower: Showy Leaf: Fragrant Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Air Pollution Culture Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Noteworthy Characteristics Nepeta x faassenii is a sterile hybrid (N. racemosa x N. nepetella) perennial catmint of horticultural origin (Dutch nursery of J.

Genus name comes from the Latin name for aromatic plants that included catmint. Problems No serious insect or disease problems. Garden Uses Rock gardens, border fronts, cottage gardens or herb gardens. Aster x frikartii. Anise Hyssop. Verbena of my favourite garden flowers | Flowerona. August 21, 2012 One of my very favourite garden flowers is Verbena bonariensis and today’s blog post features some images of it growing at RHS Wisley in Surrey. I’ve seen it appear in show gardens at RHS shows including the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this year. It was in Coastal Drift in the Summer Gardens category. And I captured it last year on a visit to Kew Gardens. First and foremost, I’m a big fan of all shades of purple, so I love its blooms of little lilac florets. But what I also really like is its structure and how it towers above all the other plants in the flower bed. And that’s why I’ve introduced it into our garden this year.

Here are some more images… What are your favourite garden flowers? (Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona) Azorella trifurcata. Coreopsis verticillata. Plant Your Hardscape for Unexpected Green. Planting Designer - John Schoolmeesters. Galerie de Planting Designer - John Schoolmeesters.