Cr er un terrarium tropical humide
Ce guide pratique s’adresse aux amoureux de la nature qui aiment les plantes, les animaux tropicaux et la beauté des paysages sauvages, et souhaitent une solution originale pour décorer leur intérieur. Le livre présente les notions indispensables pour végétaliser un terrarium tropical humide et ainsi reconstituer chez soi un véritable petit coin de nature, potentiellement habitable par de petits animaux tropicaux. Le terrarium possède l’avantage de nécessiter très peu d’entretien et beaucoup moins d’eau qu’un aquarium. Il est donc une alternative plus économique et moins contraignante, accessible au plus grand nombre quels que soient son budget et ses envies.
Tiny World Terrariums
Presents a guide for creating terrariums, discussing how to select glass containers, layer soil, add moss, succulents, and other plants, and use figurines and toys to create to-scale scenes.
“In this beautiful book, artist Zenaida Sengo has provided inspiration for designing and living with tillandsias.” —Flora Grubb Air Plants, by Zenaida Sengo shows how simple and rewarding it is to grow, craft, and design with these modern beauties. Decorating with air plants is made easy with stunning photographs that showcase ideas for using them mounted on walls, suspended from the ceiling, as living bows and jewelry, as screens, and in unique containers, like leather pouches, dishes, and baskets. Six step-by-step projects include a wood mount, a wall hook, lasso-and-hook wiring, a ceramic-frame garden, and three unique terrariums.
Provides an overview of what families around the world eat by featuring portraits of thirty families from twenty-four countries with a week's supply of food.
Landscapes for Small Spaces
This highly illustrated colour guide to the courtyard gardens of Japan comprises 100 colour photographs, each accompanied by an explanatory caption detailing the location and outstanding characteristics of each garden. An appendix offers practical information on re-creating the Japanese garden. Enjoy it for its sheer beauty or use it for inspiration while creating your own small landscape garden. Japanese gardening is the art of arranging plants, rocks, lanterns, and basins in an open or, as here, an enclosed space. According to the aesthetic principles long
Succulents evolved to counteract drought and water loss, and now furnish gardeners with an exciting, often bizarre array of forms with which to experiment. As a result, they have become a common sight in modern gardens. They make fascinating and exotic displays, and come in all sizes, shapes, colours and varieties, providing beautiful showpieces. This range, coupled with their ease of cultivation, makes garden succulents amongst the most popular and widely grown of plant groups, appealing to beginners and specialists alike.
Trees for Gardens Orchards and Permaculture
Are you wondering which productive trees to plant in your garden? Or are you planning a forest garden? Perhaps you are planting an orchard but want a greater diversity of useful trees than is typical? Or you’d like to know what unusual fruit trees you can use? The answers to all these questions can be found in master forest gardener Martin Crawford’s new book. Crawford has researched and experimented with tree crops for twenty-five years and has selected over one hundred of the best trees producing fruits, nuts, edible leaves, and other useful products that can be grown in Europe and North America. Each of the trees or tree groups includes details of: • Origin and history • Description and uses • Varieties/cultivars • Cultivation, pests, and diseases • Related species • European and North American suppliers • Color photos with every entry. The appendices make choosing trees for your situation easy, with lists of suitable trees for specific situations, plus flowcharts to guide you. If you want to know about and make use of the large diversity of tree crops that are available in temperate and continental climates, then this book—by an internationally acknowledged expert—is both fascinating and essential reading.
Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki. In this highly practical book, Western gardeners are encouraged to draw upon the techniques and sculpt their own garden trees to unique effect. After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, the author offers in-depth guidelines for shaping pines, azaleas, conifers, broadleaved evergreens, bamboos and deciduous trees. Throughout the text, step-by-step illustrations accompany the instructions, while abundant photographs and anecdotes bring the ideas surrounding niwaki vividly to life.