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Lecture 38 Tropical Landscape Ornamentals

Lecture 38 Tropical Landscape Ornamentals

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  1. Lecture 38Tropical 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

  2. Turf Temperate lawn grasses are not adaptable Many tropical grasses are coarse resemble crabgrass. Flowering shrubs and vines A wide variety of shrubby plants and vines Many of our indoor plants are landscape plants in the tropics

  3. Tree Representations, Assyria Primitive drawing Date palm “Symbolic” palm Source: Gothein 1966.

  4. Oasis, Sinai

  5. Dates, Sinai peninsula

  6. Oasis at El Tor, Sinai peninsular. Source: J. Janick, photo.

  7. Oasis in Sinai

  8. Ancient Egyptian Garden Scenes Harvesting pomegranates in formal planting interspersed with ornamental columns next to a T-shaped pool. Source: Hyams, 1971.

  9. Ancient Egyptian Garden Scenes Four workers transporting trees. Tree with earth raised around the roots. Source: Wright, 1934. Source: Wilkinson, The Ancient Egyptians.

  10. Ancient Egyptian Garden Scenes Randomly-placed trees within a square enclosure surrounding square pool. Carving from the tomb of Akhnaton (18th dynasty). Source: Thacker, 1979.

  11. Garden Plan for a Wealthy Egyptian Estate Note two types of palms: single trunk = date palm, bifurcated trunk = doum palm. Source: Berrall, 1966.

  12. Formal Egyptian garden (Thebes ca. 1450 BCE) 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Ancient Egyptian Garden Scenes (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.

  15. Plants as Symbols Papyrus and lotus symbols of upper and lower Egypt Hunting scene showing lotus and papyrus. Offering of lotus and papyrus to Isis.

  16. Present day garden at Neve Firan, Sinai showing irrigation channels. Source: J. Janick photo.

  17. Hanging Gardens of Babylon. A 19th century conception. Source: Berrall (1966).

  18. Date, Sinai

  19. Desert Inn, Beersheba, Israel

  20. Federal station at Mayaguez, Royal Palm, Puerto Rico

  21. Travelers Palm, Ecuador

  22. Bambouseraie de Prafrance, Anduze, France Reconstructed house on stilts Allée d’entrée

  23. Palms, Belize

  24. Bamboo

  25. Elephant pod, Hawaii

  26. Elephant pod

  27. Bogor Botanical gardens, Java, Indonesia

  28. Trinidad Botanical gardens

  29. Vista at Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami, Florida

  30. Cannonball Tree

  31. Norfolk Pine Plantation

  32. Chinese Banyan, Ficus retuse

  33. Cycad cone, Hawaii

  34. Ipe in Bloom

  35. Flamboyant Vicosa

  36. Ylang-ylang, Costa Rica

  37. Bougainvillea, Hawaii

  38. Bougainvillea, Hawaii

  39. Croton, Puerto Rico

  40. Interiorscape

  41. Puerto Rico, Philodendron

  42. Inner Garden, American Consulate Brasilia

  43. Double Poinsettia

  44. Poinsettia

  45. Parking garage, Brazil