: A mediterranean bulb garden part 1

lucgbulot@aol.com lucgbulot@aol.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2008 10:21:15 PST
 Dear Lauw

My experience of xeriscape in Southeastern France (Sénas and now Orgon) dates back to 1995... So nearly 13 years at three different locations.

I started my garden here in 2002. It is the longest of the three experiences I started and the larger diversity in terms of plants since I progressively moved on from Cactus and succulents to other perenials and bulbs. If I recall well we first met in Marseille in the fall of 2002 and got from you the first bulbs I ever planted in my garden. Since they have been an indreasing number of bulbous and rhyzomateous plants growing here alongside my original succulent choice.

I guess the best would be that I take sometime to list them all as I am redesigning some parts of the garden at the moment in the light of losses and success.... 

So if people are interested I will try to contribute as much as professional time let me.





-----E-mail d'origine-----
De : Lauw de Jager <dejager@bulbargence.com>
A : Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Envoyé le : Me, 13 Février 2008 18:56
Sujet : Re: [pbs] A mediterranean bulb garden part 1

Dear Mark and Luc, 
Thanks for the encouragement. But indeed there is discrete but interesting
tendency on the move. With my nursery colleague Olivier Filipi (who wrote
recently an excellent book on dry gardening) some landscapers (Jean Jacques
Darboux of Montpellier) and some more enterprising municipal gardeners there
are several projects creating permanent gardens without irrigation using
endemic mediterranean plants. Wintergrowing/summerdormant bulbs fit
naturally into these projects, but also some evergreen bulbous or rhizomatic
species (once established) do very well mediterranean gardens without
 These projects are  too young to judge how they will develop over the
years. To prove our case we need urgently good examples of naturalised
gardens which stood the test of time.
Kind regards

-- Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 9, olive trees)
emailto: dejager@bulbargence.com
Site http://www.bulbargence.com/

Le 13/02/08 12:20, « Mark BROWN » <brown.mark@wanadoo.fr> a écrit :
>This is just sheer intellectual laziness on their part!We had nothing
> but happy people,delighted that more plants and imagination was being
> employed.Things are slowly moving on,in some places.

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