I find the yellow of these daffodils so mesmerizing. It’s like a golden treasure in the garden. I found it funny because these flowers seem to be “looking” in the same direction, as they were a family. Just magnificent. Well done, Mother Nature. Text and photo by Guillaume.
In the Pont-ager, I saw how the garden evolved through winter and it made me feel like something beautiful was happening right in front of my eyes. I also saw how insects, spiders and earthworms explored the garden and contributed to its living aspect. Text and photo by Mehdi-Lou.
I didn’t know Artichokes were that huge! This plant might have seen better days, but I like how it nonchalantly trickles out from its patch, while dry vines dramatically spread over the fences… It quite epitomizes the idea that nature will always push the boundaries humans try to impose on it. Text and photo by Theïlo.
I was surprised by the symbiosis between those two trees, one strong supporting and protecting a more stunted with delicate white flowers. Text and photo by Raphaël.
When one looks at 1 square meter of this place, one cannot see a piece of art, but a small “piece of life”. Hundreds of species are flying on the surface or slithering under the weeds and the “jardin pontanique” is like a huge window on this invisible world. –
Text and photos by Charles-Auguste.
This plant looks waterlogged, kind of like a succulent. I think it’s sage. The funny thing is that the leaves look like a cat’s tongue. Here is some chard. This one is red, we often know its green version better. It looks a bit coarse, which is perhaps why some people are reluctant to cook it. However, it can be eaten in a gratin or even alone with cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil. Here is a flower, it is an anemone. I find it eye-catching with its pretty purplish color, especially when the weather is nice. For me, it plays in the category of the most beautiful plants in the garden. You can admire another crocus. This one does not have yellow flowers but white ones tinted with purple at the base. You can also see that the pistil is a very pronounced orange. All these colors in harmony, that’s what makes it my favorite flower of the garden! Here is a close-up of a daffodil. It too plays in the categories of the most beautiful flowers in the garden. What strikes you at first sight is obviously its very pronounced yellow color. But, if you take a closer look, you realize that the flower is finely chiseled! It even looks like a kind of crown. It is definitely a great lady of the garden.
The plant you can see on the picture is often called the « curry plant », for its strong smell really close to curry powder. It is impressive to see how strong a smell can be and that it can remind us of many tastes we know. During Summer, little yellow flowers are supposed to bloom, we can’t wait to see that! Text and picture by Joy-Rose
Here’s a plant that grows between a rosemary bush and the orange thyme. I is not very high ( about 20 or 30 cm) nor does it have a particular smell. But I chose it for its leaves, their colour and their texture. The leaves are not just green, but also have some grey and blue, and are very pale. If you take them in your hands they are soft as velvet. Text and photo by Marguerite.
The Earthworm A pleasure I have already had in a garden is the extraordinary fact that where ever you dig, if the ground is not too polluted, you will find worms. So for my biggest joy, when I looked in the Jardin Pontanique’s soil, I found some worms. Text and photos by Julien
lthough tiny at this moment of the year, Rhubarb grows really big in summer. You should want to cook it before eating it because its natural taste is quite sour. It is often used for cooking pies but it can also be stewed or dried in some sort of candy. – Photo by Hannes