The Desert Garden
A Practical Guide annotated edition
By (author) Irina Springuel
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Desert Garden by Irina Springuel
Book DescriptionDespite their dry climates, Egypt's deserts sustain a rich variety of plant life, from towering doum palms to the tamarisk shrub and flowering acacias. With this practical guide, noted ecologist Irina Springuel explains the best techniques for cultivating gardens using species indigenous to Egypt. "The Desert Garden" outlines Egypt's natural vegetation and describes the habitats where its most popular plants can be found in the wild. She provides guidance on where to obtain the plant material for propagation and cultivation, drawing on her decades of experience in growing local desert plants, and offers advice on the most effective methods of watering plants, from subsurface irrigation to buried clay pots filled with water. Springuel focuses on thirty-eight of the most popular species of desert flora, illustrating each with color photographs and black-and-white drawings. For each, she provides useful information on its ecology and uses, with historical details about its uses in ancient Egyptian medicine and culture, where available, as well as archaeological plant material. Included here is material for beginners who want a small and simple private garden as well as for anyone planning extensive landscaping around a hotel or historic monument. "The Desert Garden" is an ideal companion for anyone interested in growing desert plants, both in Egypt and in similar desert environments elsewhere in the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774160219
(212mm x 161mm x 17mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: Egypt
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Author Biography - Irina Springuel
Irina Springuel graduated from Leningrad State University and continued her postgraduate studies in Egypt. Her PhD research work on the First Cataract Islands near Aswan led to their declaration as a protectorate in 1986, conserving these unique habitats.
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