Annecy “4 Flowers” and “ Gold Flower” City : white is your ally to illuminate your borders


This flower bed was done in 2013. It is located in a very prestigious location in the center of the city of Annecy. This green space is surrounded by historical buildings and is regularly in the shade in the day. It is therefore important to illuminate with light colors.

Tourcoing, bright colors in the Northern sky


In my last article, I presented a first flower bed from Tourcoing, a “4 flowers” and “golden flower” city in the contest “France in Bloom”. In this one, you will find a very interesting floral display in terms of horticultural diversity.

Tourcoing, “4 flowers” and “Gold flower”


I am very pleased to be able to work with the city of Tourcoing, in Northern France, to write this article for you this time. We are going to discover some of their 2015 flowerbeds, never published in the French horticultural magazines.

I know this city very well; indeed I worked in its green spaces department for 17 years.

Annecy: Delphinium and Cleome for an etheral flowerbed


After the shimmering spring season, we come now to the summer flowers whose range is larger. Among these flowers, some of them allow to create much higher and larger flowerbeds.

Annecy: an entrance of city with flowers


It is true that it is always difficult to overcome a first good or bad impression. That is the reason why the National Competition of Cities and Villages in Bloom (The national towns and villages In bloom competition) invites participants

Annecy : Playing with the flower design to surprise


In a recent post named A flowerbed in the shade, I started to explain some principles about how to associate colors. Do not hesitate to read it, here.

In this post,

Annecy: a flowerbed in the shade


It is important to use light and glowing colors for a flower bed in the shade. You have got here a successful example.

In this flower bed,

Annecy: a very eye-catching flowerbed


During my last visit in Annecy, I saw this flowerbed and I immediately loved it. Here are these characteristics:

Annecy: Horticulture teaches humility


An artist?

Sometimes I receive messages from people writing I’m an artist. This sounds surprisingly weird in my mind because of my scientific and technical training. Indeed,

Annecy: how to deal with flowerbeds in busy roundabouts?


It was great to go back to Annecy, last week, and met Denis, my successor as a floral displays manager.

We spoke about

Annecy: 3 colors for an harmonious spring flowerbed


Another beautiful harmony (white, pink, purple) for a 175 m2 flowerbed in Annecy in 2013 (France, French Alps). You will notice in this composition :

Annecy: designing your flowerbed like impressionnists


I like designing flowerbeds like an impresionnist painting or like a bunch of flowers.

See below for plant names.