Some of the prepared screenings and conferences
The genus Passiflora
The legend and the old prints, the history, the botanical classification, the morphology, the geographical distribution, the species, the hybrids and the hybridization, the cultivation. A roundup of fascinating photographs.
Unusual and unknown vines.
A journey inside these plants with an intelligent habit; the tricks and tricks to climb to the top; the strangest and most unusual genres.
Unusual climbers and rustic passion flowers for our garden.
In a synthesis of the first two titles, a journey inside climbing plants to enrich our garden.
Unusual and rare plants cultivable in the Po Valley.
From large trees, to bushes, to vines, to bulbous plants, to herbaceous perennials and annuals, a rich and amazing overview of rare, forgotten and little-known plants that can be used in our gardens
French Guiana: the passion flowers of the forest.
Photographic account of numerous trips to the Amazon rainforest of French Guiana in search of passion flowers. Numerous images and beauties never seen before
French Guiana: the flora of the forest.
Immersion in the Amazon rainforest of French Guiana, its flora, its fauna. Scenes and spectacles of nature and life in the villages
The germination of seeds.
All the mechanisms and tricks implemented by plants for the conservation of the species. Methods of dissemination, biological processes within the seed, dormancy, conditions of its development, hormones, etc. on a fascinating journey full of images
Passion flowers in the various Italian climatic zones.
A reasoned description of the various Italian climatic zones and their determination according to various authors. Here are the passion flowers that can be grown outdoors
Brazil: flora and passion flowers on a botanical journey.
Photographic report of a botanical journey in search of passion flowers. The plants encountered and the passion flowers discovered, the natural environments, the climate
The genus Passiflora: species and hybrids suitable for the Sicilian climate.
In the 11th edition of the Conference 'The Marsalese Flower Nursery', I illustrated the passion flowers suitable for Sicilian climatic zones. In fact, in this region many passion flowers can be introduced and grown outdoors
The genus Passiflora: species and hybrids suitable for the Italian climatic zones.
After a brief introduction on Gen. Passiflora, starting from colder climates to warmer ones, passiflora, species and hybrids that can be grown outdoors all year round, are presented. Their number increases as you pass from one area to another and the beauty of these beautiful vines also increases.
The Passiflora in antique botanical prints.
Upon their arrival in Europe, these plants fascinated botanical designers and many prints and illustrations were created. Starting from the first imaginative representations (Giacomo Bosio and others) where the symbolism of the Passion of Christ was placed in a realistic way in the flower, passing from the precise drawings made during botanical journeys and arriving up to the Botanical Magazine by W. Curtis, a wonderful review of these plants seen through the eyes of those who portrayed them
Passiflora created by man: the most beautiful and appreciated hybrids from the oldest to the most recent. The report presents the parents and resulting hybrids in order to show both similarities and differences. The report presents the parents and resulting hybrids in order to show both similarities and differences
Plant hunters and collectors from the sixteenth century to today.
With Dr. Eraldo Antonini, within the Mantua Literature Festival, we presented this very interesting topic. The dr. Antonini made an excursus of the numerous and heroic plant hunters of the past centuries, their adventures and the ingenious means used to bring home new previously unknown species. I then went on to tell my research in the forests, presenting the environments and the 'prey' captured. This event is always reproducible by agreeing with dr. Antonini.
The leaves of the passion flowers.
In addition to the beauty of the flowers, many passion flowers have colorful and very decorative leaves. There are unusual shapes, mimetic and deceptive colors, tricks and tricks suitable to ward off harmful insects and animals, elaborate morphologies to attract ants ... All this creates an aesthetically extraordinary result that I want you to discover.
Passiflore and more: my most beautiful botanical photographs.
A collection of my most beautiful botanical photographs through all the colors of the rainbow.
These reports (made in Microsoft PowerPoint), have been presented on various occasions, including:'