City greenery · Sustainability

Synanthropic plants in green areas

The origin of this word comes from the Greek: "syn" means "together with" "anthro" means "man, human" so "together with a man". A synanthrope  is a member of a species of wild animals and plants which live near humans and at the same time benefit from that and are ecologically associated with humans. Among plants,… Continue reading Synanthropic plants in green areas

Historical gardens · Horticulture · Sustainability

Water history in gardens – Qanats

The origin of word "qanat" comes from a Semitic word meaning "to dig". In ancient times, still a few thousand years ago, Persian started to build underground constructions of channels which allowed to transport water for long distances. These constructions consisted of underground channels sloped gently down from mountains regions, from where the water was… Continue reading Water history in gardens – Qanats

Historical gardens · Horticulture · Sustainability

Water control systems in ancient times

Who has the access to the water, has the power. Already people in ancient time were aware of that fact and therefore they put a lot of efforts in water control management. It included the storage and the transportation of water resources. Let’s look at some most famous constructions and devices used for these purposes… Continue reading Water control systems in ancient times

Horticulture · Sustainability

Energy crops 2

There are a lot of publications recently about energy corps. In my last post I presented briefly what energy crops are. Now, let’s see at some indicators and what should be taken into account, before making a decision to switch to such type of resources. They are so called renewable resources in the contrast to… Continue reading Energy crops 2

City greenery · Sustainability

Implementation of Howard’s idea of garden city

  In my last article I have written about Howard's idea of a garden city. It hasn't finished on the theoretical idea but there were (and are) quite many attempts to realize Howard’s ideas in practice. The most famous ones were: Letchworth, projected by Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker in England near London. The construction… Continue reading Implementation of Howard’s idea of garden city

City greenery · Sustainability

Howard’s garden city

For centuries people tried to improve their houses to create more friendly environment for living. The problems of living conditions increased in XIX century and were connected with rapid growth of industrial areas and big cities. Therefore one can observed increased number of proposals of solutions or at least the searches for them. The significant… Continue reading Howard’s garden city