Lenten Rose

This plant is a Lenten Rose. It has a few distinguishable features: the flowers face downwards while most other flowers face the sun. It is also poisonous (it probably won’t kill humans because a lot of it would have to be consumed but can kill small animals like dogs or cats).

Text and photo by Marion.

Well done, Mother Nature!

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.

Exploring the garden

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.

Pushing the boundaries


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.

Symbiosis

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.

Invisible World

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.

Observations by Thibault

Curry plant

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

Sage


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.



Earthworms

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