Flowers on Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)

Saturday, 31 May 2014 11:33 , by , posted in Gallery
Have you ever noticed the Flowers on Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)? I never did, even I'm in love with this grand beauty since many years. Anyway, last month I observed some light-green bunches on the top of a ponytail plam plant in my garden. On a closer observation, these were ...

Terracotta air-conditioner

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:46 , by , posted in Gallery
This summer has started with creation of a quite simple, natural, energy saving, space saving, easy to make, easy to install and easy to maintain air conditioner "Cold pot" by a Swiss designer Thibault Faverie. This natural air conditioned uses the power of clay and the power of evaporation to ...

Heart-shaped topiary of "Leucophyllum frutescens"

Sunday, 13 April 2014 09:50 , by , posted in Gallery
This heart-shaped topiary has been made by pruning of "Leucophyllum frutescens (Silvery plant or Texas sage plant)" planted in my garden. It's depicting a good example of topiary art in our local landscapes of Pakistan. Leucophyllum frutescens is one of the great topiary plants easily available at local nurseries and ...

Garden of Versailles on Google earth

Saturday, 29 March 2014 09:31 , by , posted in Gallery
For Landscapers / Gardening professionals, Hortist presents here landscape photos of "Garden of Versailles." These photos have been taken by Saif Malik through Google earth for the requirement of his article "Famous gardens of Europe" on Google earth: a bird's eye view." These landscape photos may help Landscapers / Gardening professionals ...

Gloomy Trees at Hitler's evil concentration camp of Dachau

Saturday, 22 March 2014 08:37 , by , posted in Gallery
This picture shows the line of gloomy trees along Hitler's evil concentration camp of Dachau, where tens of thousands were imprisoned and killed by the Nazis, appear bleak and foreboding. The events that unfolded in Dachau continue to haunt the world 81 years after it first opened its gates on ...

Keukenhof, The Floral Paradise of Europe

Friday, 21 March 2014 06:04 , by , posted in Gallery
Keukenhof is the world's largest flower garden. It is also known as the Garden of Europe,  Floral paradise and/ bulbous paradise of Europe. As it is furnished and exhibited with approximately 7,000,000 (seven million) flower bulbs annually. It's located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and ...

Honey hunters of Himalayas

Thursday, 20 March 2014 16:09 , by , posted in Gallery
  In the foothills of the Nepalese Himalayas the tribal elders of a mountain community risk their lives balancing on precarious ropes and ladders to harvest the honey from the hives of the world's largest honeybees. Dangling and winding their way up the mountain's steep cliffs, engulfed by thick black ...

Photo: Gloriosa flower

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:11 , by , posted in Gallery
Gloriosa flower, also known as flame lilies, fire lilies, and glory lilies, is a very beautiful and unique flower. However, it is poisonous! Both very showy and delicate, the blooms command big bucks for their rarity. It is one of the world's most expensive flowers. It may be $6-$10 per ...

Landscape architecture by Charles Jencks

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:57 , by , posted in Gallery
Charles Alexander Jencks is an American architectural theorist, landscape architect and designer. His books on the history and criticism of modernism and postmodernism are widely read in architectural circles. He designs landscapes and sculpture and writes on cosmogenic art.  He’s also co-founder of Maggie Cancer Caring Centres.As he says, "To ...

Slideshow: Honeycomb art

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:51 , by , posted in Gallery
Honeybees may be pollinators in Science or Nature language, but in artistic world of architecture and design these have some other meanings. As Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck has used them for building of these incredible honeycomb sculptures. Source: thisiscolossal
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