Index of Plants
Following is an annotated index of Episodes and Parts wherein can be found substantial descriptions of plants, gardens and ethnobotany.
Dynamic description of Bernese Alps valley, bursting with spring seasonal garden plants including crocus, primroses, daisies, violets, daffodils, early tulips, forsythia, saucer magnolia, apple trees and horse chestnut trees.
An entry landscape experience leads Chalmers to a garden climax which he describes in detail, including:
Jean-Claude describes the history of ‘street’ trees in Abu Dhabi as developed by Sheikh Zayed, beginning in the 1960s, including:
Jean-Claude describes the ethnobotany of the al qurm, the mangroves of the southern Arabian Peninsula, including:
Jean-Claude talks about toothbrushes, the nursery industry and landscape groundcovers with halophyte suggestions including:
Jean-Claude reviews the history of a couple well known spices in the region, including:
Jean-Claude elaborates on the local ethnobotany regarding:
In the undeveloped sabka valley surrounded by huge sand dunes, Jean-Claude identifies two unique native plants;
Chalmers encounters some intriguing plants in the desert nursery, including:
Bougainvillea sp. and var.
Chalmers encounters a garden composed entirely of intentionally non-maintained Phoenix dactylifera, meant to depict a classic, date palm only, ‘oasis mirage image’.
Chalmers encounters an enclosed courtyard, planted only with an overstory of Veitchii merrillii.
Further in Chalmers’ discovery sequence of garden rooms, he finds:
Nerium oleander double pink
Chalmers discovers a jewel of a small garden, featuring a strangely mixed collection, including bromeliads, dwarf bananas, fragrant gingers, underneath two fine specimens of:
Bauhinia galpinii, and,