Creative readers with a green thumb and an eye for design will be inspired to create their own gardening and landscaping projects in unique spaces. From vertical gardens to urban parklets, this title will motivate readers to "green up" spaces in their communities in a way that promotes environmental awareness, collaboration, and group planning. Profiles of innovators and their green creations encourage readers to embrace their own ideas and create their Maker visions.
Forty-five-year-old Flora New is surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of her youth as she moves back to her childhood home in Asheville, North Carolina, from Seattle, Washington. She deeply misses her mother, who died two years ago, but after restoring the aged Victorian home, Flora reads her mother's old gardening journals and brings her beautiful garden back to life.
Through her mother's journals, Flora learns about the values she and her flowers need to grow. Along with nurturing herself, she nurtures them. By coincidence or design, each time Flora plants a new flower, a new friend enters her life. It's as if the flowers come alive and exhibit their own unique personalities. The seeds cultivate a diversity of friendships. Gloria "Morning Glory" Moran, Lavenia "Lavender" Labelle, Rosa "Rose" Wasserman, DeCynthia "Bleeding Heart" Hart, Lily "Lily of the Valley" White, and Holly "Hollyhock" Alexander become an integral part of Flora's life.
This short story and gardening journal demonstrates that gardening is one of life's metaphors. Seeds are planted, they bloom, they are nurtured, and they die, only to start again, creating a beautiful work of art and friendships to be enjoyed.
This monograph, divided into four parts, presents a comprehensive treatment and systematic examination of cycle spaces of flag domains. Assuming only a basic familiarity with the concepts of Lie theory and geometry, this work presents a complete structure theory for these cycle spaces, as well as their applications to harmonic analysis and algebraic geometry.
* Accessible to readers from a wide range of fields, with all the necessary background material provided for the nonspecialist
* Many new results presented for the first time
* Driven by numerous examples
* The exposition is presented from the complex geometric viewpoint, but the methods, applications and much of the motivation also come from real and complex algebraic groups and their representations, as well as other areas of geometry
* Comparisons with classical Barlet cycle spaces are given
* Good bibliography and index.
Researchers and graduate students in differential geometry, complex analysis, harmonic analysis, representation theory, transformation groups, algebraic geometry, and areas of global geometric analysis will benefit from this work.
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