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Mediterranean Gardens

Author : Louisa Jones
ISBN : 0992290090
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 32.16 MB
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Mediterranean gardening offers a way of living in harmony with the earth without contrived effects or heavy spending. Born of long human experience on the land, it is frugal and fruitful, serves many purposes and gives many pleasures, year-round. Today, it adapts easily to our growing ecological awareness, to individual creativity and community sharing. Above all, it perpetuates a long-standing partnership between human beings and their environment, tested in Mediterranean countries for millennia. Mediterranean cooking grew from peasant roots but has become fashionable today all over the world without loss of local diversity. More than a mere trend, it has been widely adopted because of its underlying, enduring practices: it is seasonal, local, healthy and flavourful, economical but capable of great refinement. Mediterranean gardening has much the same base and similar benefits. Like the cuisine, Mediterranean gardening offers an approach that can be adapted to all climates and budgets, for better, sustainable living in harmony with the environment.
Category: Gardening

Success With Mediterranean Gardens

Author : Shirley-Anne Bell
ISBN : 1861084501
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 34.81 MB
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Packed with inspirational planting schemes and garden designs, this beautifully illustrated book is suitable for gardeners of all abilities.
Category: Gardening

Designing And Creating A Mediterranean Garden

Author : Freda Cox
ISBN : UCSD:31822035237460
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 49.90 MB
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How often have you wished you could create a little corner of the Mediterranean in your own garden? Or wished that you could cut back on the time-consuming chore of watering? Or thought about growing Mediterranean plants but feared they couldn’t survive in a cooler, less hospitable climate? By following the advice in this photo-filled guide, you can achieve all this and more. Designing and Creating a Mediterranean Garden takes you from the planning stages, through dealing with lawns, patios, and terraces, to landscaping and adding those touches of style from Italy, France, Greece, or Spain. This is an outstanding guide, featuring an A-Z of plants, a wealth of expert advice, and 400 color photos and drawings.
Category: Gardening

Mediterranean Gardening

Author : Heidi Gildemeister
ISBN : 0520236475
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 26.37 MB
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A large-format, beautifully illustrated, complete guide to gardening in a California and Mediterraean-like climates, defined as ones in which winters are wet and summers are bone dry.
Category: Gardening

Garden Styles Introduction To 25 Garden Styles

Author : Nina Greene
ISBN : 9781634281973
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 85.65 MB
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Garden Styles: Introduction to 25 Garden Designs & Styles offers a general overview of 25 unique iconic garden styles. In this fully illustrated guide, the author defines and explains common style choices that will satisfy the esthetic preferences of a wide range of tastes. Regional and maintenance issues such as soil quality, temperature, and weather conditions are considered and explained. In each chapter, a color photograph of a particular type of garden style provides a "snapshot" of its major character traits, plant types and format. Inspiration beckons from every page! Certain gardens can only be grown in specific regions of the country and gardeners with interests in attracting specific birds or butterflies will do better with some garden selections than with others. Paging through the beautiful photographs in this guide enables the reader to eliminate gardens that are impractical so that more practical choices can be considered. If you are confused, perplexed and overwhelmed at the thought of selecting one specific gardening style to cultivate, this detailed, organized and informative guide will help you sift through a wide range of beautiful and popular gardening styles to make your final decision an easier one. You might even settle on two garden styles and meld them together to make your own very special garden. Garden Styles: Introduction to 25 Garden Designs & Styles is a great starting point for the gardener interested in creating his or her own unique Garden of Eden!
Category: Gardening

Agrumed Archaeology And History Of Citrus Fruit In The Mediterranean

Author : Véronique Zech-Matterne
ISBN : 9782918887775
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 42.15 MB
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The book brings together 16 contributions on the ancient and recent history of citrus fruits. Although they represent the main fruit production on a worldwide scale, very little is known about their original domestication and routes of introduction into the Mediterranean and temperate Europe: few organic remains identified as citrus have been found on archaeological sites. Nevertheless, evidence has been retrieved for various periods in the form of pollen grains, seeds, rind fragments, and occasionally wood and whole fruits in areas of primo-domestication, Asian, and from sites along the potential routes of diffusion. Iconographic figurations and textual references also exist. The contributions presented here – written by researchers specializing in phylogeny, taxonomy, morphometry, archaeobotany, history, iconography, the study of classical letters, and curators of collections – present the latest knowledge relating to the taxonomy of the Citrus genus and the methods used in attempting to identify ancient specimens. Analysis of botanical remains and a variety of other sources, has allowed the citrus diversity in China, India, Israel, Egypt, Italy, and North-West Europe to be described. Greek, Latin and medieval texts have been explored in order to identify recognized species, cultivation methods, modes of consumption, uses, and virtues attributed to citrus fruits since their first occurrences. The conservatories and germplasm collections of citrus are presented from a historical point of view, as are the important role they play in genetic research to improve cultivars, the conservation of rare and ancient varieties, and the role of informing the general public is also emphasized. The symbolic representation of citrus fruits in the arts, literature, and philosophy completes this overview, and fills a gap concerning these emblematic Mediterranean fruit.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Court Ceremonies And Rituals Of Power In Byzantium And The Medieval Mediterranean

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ISBN : 9789004258150
Genre : History
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Comparative approaches to political rituals and ceremonies in Byzantium and other court cultures of the Mediterranean basin form the subject of this collective volume, which examines related topics from the viewpoint of transformation, succession, appropriation, and representation in art and literature.
Category: History

Home Gardener S Small Gardens Uk Only

Author : David Squire
ISBN : 9781607652144
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 86.5 MB
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Home Gardener’s Small Gardens is the essential guide to improving a small garden and turning the most modest-sized space into a stunning outdoor area. It offers lushly illustrated strategies for making the most of a confined space—whether backyard, terrace or courtyard. Get started with an informative discussion of small garden types, appropriate plants, problems and opportunities, design, and planning. The excitement truly begins with a look at the wide variety of stylistic options. The gardens range from Mediterranean to wildflower, secluded to low-maintenance, container to balcony. And a plant directory covers it all: summer-flowering annuals, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, small trees, climbers, water plants, bamboos, culinary herbs, fruits, vegetables, and even more. For a finishing touch, there's practical information on garden construction, with step-by-step instructions for making paths, patios and other garden structures.
Category: Gardening