Lecture 38 Tropical Landscape Ornamentals. Climate and plant adaptation determines suitability of ornamentals Trees Many large trees in the tropics Many flowering trees Wide use of palms Use of ferns and cycads Many ornamental bamboo species. Turf Temperate lawn grasses are not adaptable
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Lecture 38Tropical Landscape Ornamentals
Climate and plant adaptation determines suitability of ornamentals
Many large trees in the tropics
Many flowering trees
Wide use of palms
Use of ferns and cycads
Many ornamental bamboo species
Temperate lawn grasses are not adaptable
Many tropical grasses are coarse resemble
Flowering shrubs and vines
A wide variety of shrubby plants and vines
Many of our indoor plants are landscape plants in the tropics
Source: Gothein 1966.
Source: J. Janick, photo.
Harvesting pomegranates in formal planting interspersed with ornamental columns next to a T-shaped pool.
Source: Hyams, 1971.
Four workers transporting trees.
Tree with earth raised around the roots.
Source: Wright, 1934.
Source: Wilkinson, The Ancient Egyptians.
Randomly-placed trees within a square enclosure surrounding square pool.
Carving from the tomb of Akhnaton (18th dynasty).
Source: Thacker, 1979.
Note two types of palms: single trunk = date palm, bifurcated trunk = doum palm.
Source: Berrall, 1966.
The lotus pool, on which statue of the vizier Rekhmire is being towed by boat, faces a pavilion or summerhouse.
Around the pool grow doum palms, date palms, acacias, and other trees and shrubs.
Singer et al., 1954.
A late 19th century impression (1883) of a bird’s eye view of a high official’s garden.
Source: J. S. Berrall, The Garden: An Illustrated History.
(Thebes, ca. 1300 BCE)
Garden planted with fig, olive trees and flowering plants containing a pavilion with steps leading down to the water, being irrigated by a row of shadufs.
Source: Singer et al., 1954.
Papyrus and lotus symbols of upper and lower Egypt
Hunting scene showing lotus and papyrus.
Offering of lotus and papyrus to Isis.
Sinai showing irrigation channels.
Source: J. Janick photo.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon. A 19th century conception.
Source: Berrall (1966).
Reconstructed house on stilts
Chinese Banyan, Ficus retuse