Thursday, September 17, 2009

Arboretum Kalmthout #1 ...

by wikipedia.org
... is a botanical garden in Kalmthout, Belgium.
It was started as a tree plantation by Charles Van Geert in 1857 ...

... Villa Vangeertenhof ...

... Springpaard by Walda Mees ...

Hidden Sculptures ...
... a large group exhibition of sculptures
lurking around every corner in the arboretum ...

... Multicultural Society by Els van Loon ...

Arum maculatum
(EN also NL-FR-DE)
by kuleuven-kortrijk.be
EN: cuckoo pint, lords and ladies - NL: gevlekte aronskelk
FR: gouet tacheté - DE: Gefleckter Aronstab


Zanthoxylum simulans ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is one of several species of Zanthoxylum
from which Sichuan Pepper is produced ...

EN: Chinese Prickly-ash or Flatspine Prickly-ash
NL: kiespijnboom / peperboom
FR:Clavalier de Bunge


... A large deciduous shrub or small tree
with bright green pinnate leaves ....

... the trunk and branches are well armed
with broad pyramidal spines ...

... Siësta by Pierre van der Velden ...

Cygnus atratus - Black Swan ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The black swan was first described
by English naturalist John Latham in 1790 ...


Gunneria tinctoria ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
EN: Chilean rhubarb - NL: Mammoetblad

... the leaves can grow up to 2.5m across ....

... It has erect spikes of cone-shaped inflorescences (to 1m)
from spring to early summer, with small flowers.
The number of seeds is estimated from 80.000 per seedhead
to 250.000 per plant ...

... leaves of Henry's lime ...

Tilia henryana ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... commonly known as Henry's Lime ...
... FR: Le tilleul de Henry ...

... The tiny pale, almost white, fragrant flowers
appear in clusters of up to 20 in autumn ...

... Shelter by Hetty de Boer-Blonk ...

... Mirror Eyes by Els van Rompu ...


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