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Full of stunning landscape photographs, this tropical gardening book is a delight for anyone interested in the lavish gardens of the Philippines. Aimed at gardening enthusiasts, Tropical Gardens of the Philippines contains a rare glimpse into some of the most beautiful tropical gardens in the world today. It presents 42 spectacular contemporary gardens, both big and small, situated in and around Metropilitan Manila area and the nearby provinces of Laguna, Batangas and Cavite. The vast majority of the gardens are in private homes. Introducing a contemporary gardening style that has been evolving in the Philippines over the past decade, as well as more traditional formal styles, it traces the development of garden design in all its forms. Designers new and old are showcased along with a number of talented home owners. Experimenting with both indigenous and introduced species, use of hardscapes such as local stones and pavers, bonsai, clipped shrubs and water features, some work along Oriental lines, others follow Western models. Tropical Gardens of the Philippines is a lovely introduction to Filipino landscaping styles and a gardening aesthetic that combines the best of East and West with superior knowledge of plant cultivation and care.
Full of stunning landscape photographs, this tropical gardening book is a delight for anyone interested in lavish gardens and new, fresh landscaping ideas. Aimed at gardening enthusiasts, Tropical Gardens contains a rare glimpse into some of the most beautiful tropical gardens in the world today. It presents 42 spectacular contemporary gardens, both big and small. The vast majority of the gardens are in private homes. Introducing a contemporary gardening style that has been evolving over the past decade, as well as more traditional formal styles, it traces the development of garden design in all its forms. Designers new and old are showcased along with a number of talented homeowners. Experimenting with both indigenous and introduced species, use of hardscapes such as local stones and pavers, bonsai, clipped shrubs and water features, some work along Oriental lines, others follow Western models. Tropical Gardens is a lovely introduction to tropical landscaping styles and a gardening aesthetic that combines the best of East and West with superior knowledge of plant cultivation and care. The book gives an insider's look at tropical garden design and landscape architecture that professionals and amateurs alike will love. Featured gardens include: Casa de Nipa La Vista Hilltop Garden Ponce Veridiano's Garden Santos Koi Pond Garden Poolside Proscenium Garden of Butterflies And many more…
The first of a series designed to cover all tropical rain forests in the world. This is a visual portfolio of detailed maps of Asia, accompanied by a text which seeks to analyze the extent and causes of deforestation and to point a way towards sustainable forest development.
Author : Elizabeth V. Reyes
ISBN : 9781462906581
Genre : Photography
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25 Tropical Houses of the Philippines features top Filipino architects and designers with ideas that are stylish, contemporary, and show twenty-first century savvy. The Philippines has long been known for creative designs and furniture and for the sill of its artisans in crafting modern products from traditional materials. This book takes a giant step forward—into the realm of modern architecture and interior design. Twenty-five stunning homes showcase the best of residential design by a number of outstanding Filipino architects and designers. It offers a tour of stunning structures ranging from gracious pavilion-houses in elite subdivisions of Manila to elegant vacation homes of Batangas and Mindoro. Blending the graceful proportions of Asian design forms with the rigorous discipline and modernization of Western architecture, the houses retain an affinity with natural materials—warm hardwoods, rustic stone and slate, earthy clay and tile—at the same time introducing innovative use of glass, concrete, steel, and aluminum. Water elements and lush tropical gardens complete the transition from traditional conventions to Asian architectural fusion and international modernist trends.
Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 0894991922
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This National Academy of Sciences report describes plants of the family Leguminosae, all of them greatly underexploited. Some are extensively used in one part of the world but unknown elsewhere; others are virtually unknown to science but have particular attributes that suggest they could become major crops in the future; a few are already widespread but their possibilities are not yet fully realized.Most of the plants described in this book have the capacity to provide their own nitrogenous fertilizer through bacteria that live in nodules on their roots; the bacteria chemically convert nitrogen gas from the air into soluble compounds that the plant can absorb and utilize. As a result, legumes generally require no additional nitrogenous fertilizer for average growth. This is advantageous because commercial nitrogenous fertilizers are now extremely expensive for peasant farmers. This report demonstrates how farmers in developing countries, by using leguminous plants, can grow useful crops while avoiding that expense. However, the plants to be discussed here should be seen as complements to, not as substitutes for, conventional tropical crops.
The Philippines is a rare, magical place--home of exuberant festivals, exotic plants and animals, lush tropical gardens, active volcanos, and more. Now, Jens Peters reveals a wealth of wonderful places for travelers to visit in the Philippines. Peters offers more than 100 detailed maps, accommodation recommendations, plus a wealth of other information.
This book is an introduction to the science of plant classification and identification, or plant taxonomy. It defines terms use in describing a flowering plant and its parts and presents the characteristics of families of common flowering plants in the Philippines. For a clearer understanding, descriptions are supplemented by drawings and photographs. Plants commonly found in gardens, parks, and vacant lots are used as examples and are therefore readily available for study. A section is also devoted to the establishment and maintenance of an herbarium.
Author : Elizabeth V. Reyes
ISBN : 9781462906598
Genre : Architecture
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This tropical design book showcases the innovative interior designs and architecture of The Philippines most luxurious homes. Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material. And then let the cross currents of Asian design and aesthetics create a rich architectural alchemy of it's own. The result? The exquisite homes of the Philippines, a perfect balance of form and functionality, beautifully portrayed in Tropical Living. This Filipino design book presents over 30 of the latest homes in the archipelago: from a classic old-world penthouse in the art-deco Malate area to the creative homes of artists of Antipolo: from Asian-fusion villas on Batangas Bay to the elite Philippine Mediterranean manors of Forbes park, the book covers Filipino taste in all of its manifestations. With over 400 fabulous full-color photographs and texts from some of the country's leading architects and authors, there is also an inspirational sourcebook of contemporary tropical furnishings. It is a book of ideas to dip into, and savor.