Tag Archive: garden

Research project

We had a first meeting with the UPEC geography students who are interested in doing research around the Jardin pontanique. They are studying the campus and more specifically the jardin from socio-geographic point of view. Thanks for thinking of us!

SeedMoney campaign

Our campaign to raise money for the garden goes out today until December 15. Every little bit helps! https://donate.seedmoney.org/5905/jardin-pontanique

Rosemary

What a surprise to find such a beautiful rosemary in the Jardin Pontanique. As I come from the South of France, I am used to finding rosemary in arid lands, which this garden is not. Yet, it was in very good form, maintaining pretty little blue flowers, and giving of a wonderful smells. (text and photo by Titouan)

Asters

These are asters, my favorite flowers from the garden. Indeed, I was astonished by the contrast between the cloudy sky, the green of the garden and the color of these flowers, which make them really beautiful. (photo and text by Eloïse)

Dainty little rose

You dainty little rose seem nice and snug by the fence, as if keeping a kind eye on the herbs and the sprouts… And when evening falls, I picture you whispering stories to your rapt neighbours, in the quiet breeze… But tell me, what is your story? (text and picture by Guillaume).

Hidden Beasts

This is a photograph of a grasshopper hiding in the brambles and grass. I find this beautiful because it shows the garden is not only a set of plants but mostly an eco-system with actual harmony in it. (text and photo by Mathis)

Rabbit Ears


If you have a little walk in the garden behind Coriolis, you’ll just have to bend down to see a quite surprising plant. And no, those aren’t some genetically modified rabbit ears, but Stachys. You can recognize it by its look of course, but also by its softness that makes it so original and adorable! (text and photo by Clotilde)

What is that?


A garden is not always pretty as most flowers decay, becoming sometimes unrecognizable. That is the case here: these are the remains of white roses which lost their color and scent. They now look more similar to a wasp nest than to a flower. Let’s hope that instead of decorating the garden they will soon be used for the compost. (text and photo by Sohalia).

Rosemary


I was surprised to see rosemary which is a wild plant in the school garden. The photo shows that the plant is in a good form, even after the dry summer, since it is accustomed to growing in arid soils. (text and photo by Jaouher).

The Last Rose of Summer


This is a shiny red rose that stands out over all the green around it. The most fascinating thing that dazzled me was the fact that this is the last rose alive in the garden and the visit was only 2 days before the end of summer, and that it resembled me one of my favorite violin pieces, “The Last Rose of Summer.” (text and photo by Karsion)