The cumulative introduction figures.
In the beginning we mainly bought hybrids. Slowly, as our knowledge increased and the plans for the botanical garden assumed further shape, we turned our attention to purchasing botanical taxa (see above).
Because we work with rare species and taxa which grows far away is it not always possible to purchase the plants we are seeking. Because of this we have spent a great deal of time to find, not only nurseries, but also seed suppliers. This search is now paying off and over the last 2 years, we have been able to buy a large amount of seeds. Some of these are already with our partners to germinate and part of them will be planted in the autumn.
The yearly obtention figures.
Yearly obtentions of the plants and the deaths in figures.
|Cultivar Units Yearly||249||0||71||84||70||3084||12871||12827||3895||691||142||24||125||199|
|Botanic Units Yearly||831||0||26||8268||2878||884||2351||5033||2267||1387||329||3973||9265||20097|
|Taxon Units Yearly||1080||0||97||8352||2948||3968||15222||17860||6162||2078||471||3997||9390||20296|
|Taxon Units Death Yearly||172||0||40||918||95||518||471||4990||1859||724||218||1233||2025||734|
We have listed a wide range of plants of more than 56,000 taxa (seeds and young plants) which have been listed in a database to identify the botanical taxa whose presence is found in the Mediterranean climate zones and which can be obtained.
We have defined areas with specific spheres unique to each Mediterranean region. The procedure induces the acquisition of young plants and/or seeds which are placed in culture according to the need of each type of plant (in nurseries or directly in our experimental gardens). We conduct tests and acclimatization phases to complete the process by the final planting.
We still have to test about 10,000 botanical taxa integrated into our data base and drawn in the design of the future botanical park. These amounts may change because of our future trips…
The table below provides a non-exhaustive list of botanical taxa (seeds and cuttings) that we can currently acquire to test.
|California||South Africa||Australia||Chile||Mediterranean||(New Zeeland)||(Japan)||Total|