Sunday, October 23, 2011

Botanical Garden of Toulouse

Two days ago, I had a visit to Jardin des Plantes of Toulouse. It is created in 1730 by the Société des sciences de Toulouse (Society of Sciences of Toulouse), after some changes in location, it became both a large botanical garden and also a place where the poorest of the city could collect medicinal plants, growing to contain some 1,300 species, both local and acclimatised. By decree of July 27, 1808, Napoleon gave the grounds and the buildings of the garden to the city, and during the battle of Toulouse (April 10, 1814), the garden was used as artillery point. In 1885 the garden was slightly trimmed due to the construction of the Faculty of Medicine near the Allée Jules-Guesde, but at the same time it increased in size towards the Grand Allée. The garden was transformed for the arrival of the international exhibition of 1887, becoming a park.

The botanical garden, the Jardin botanique Henri Gaussen, is bordered by the Medical school, the Natural history museum, the Daniel-Sorano theatre and the Saint-Exupère church. The entrance door in the garden is a reconstitution of one of the doors of old Capitole, and dates back to 1886. The Northern door at Ozenne street was drawn by Virebent.
Unfortunately, my camera had a problem and I couldn't capture good photoes. Anyway there are some photoes for you. I hope you like them:



Crassula tetragona (Crassulaceae)
Tropical plants
Peperomia argyreia (Piperaceae)

Peperomia clusiifolia (Piperaceae)

Mimosa (Fabaceae)

Carnivore plants

Citrus sinensis
Capsicum annuum (Solanaceae)

Beschomeria yuccoides (Agavaceae)
  Agave americana (Agavaceae)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Some photos ...

Some plants of our Garden:
a kind of citrus:

Eryngium (my mom use this in food and I dont know in what kind of food and how !!!)

Peppers which captured by "Torshe-vaash" (persian name) which is used in dishes:

No need to caption!

Portulaca (Persian name: Khorfeh)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A problem !

It’s about 2 or 3 years that there are some strange insects in our garden which they were not like this, years ago. Unfortunately, their population were unbelievably much more than before in this year! They usually are very much after raining, and they come to the yard! I put some pictures here, and I hope you can help me to identifying and controlling them biologically. (I asked my neighbors, and they have the same problem!)