A book on Ardennes flowers to recognize them and use them

A book on Ardennes flowers to recognize them and use them
A book on Ardennes flowers to recognize them and use them

Joël Thiry and Roger Demaret wrote “Fleurs d’Ardenne, Fleûrs dol sâvadje Ardène, recognize them to use them… or not…” richly illustrated with watercolors by Marie-Louise Mertz. This book has the particularity of providing the names of flowers in their different Walloon variations. A presentation will take place this Saturday in Rendeux.


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“Fleurs d’Ardenne, Fleûrs dol sâvadje Ardène recognize them to use them… or not…”, this is the title of the book by Joël Thiry with the collaboration of Roger Demaret for the botanical data and Marie- Louise Mertz for the 150 watercolors which illustrate this work of more than 330 pages. This book presents more than 150 flowers from the Ardennes. A little gold mine for nature lovers who want to become knowledgeable about the flowers of our region. But it is also a work of memory that the Musée de la Parole en Ardenne has just published.

More than a description of flowers

For certain flowers, recipes or uses in herbal medicine complete the description. Joël Thiry traveled the length and breadth of the Ardennes in search of speakers capable of naming the listed flowers in Walloon. These witnesses also provided anecdotes and various tips and tricks.

Presentation in Rendeux this May 11

This book will be presented this Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bardonwez mill in Rendeux as part of the Discovery Weekend of Wild Edible Plants. On the program: floral workshop on Saturday morning (full), walk and wild plant cooking workshop on Saturday afternoon (information and reservation: [email protected] 0479/363.783). In the evening, presentation of Joël Thiry’s book: Fleurs d’Ardenne. Sunday May 12: plant fair from 10 a.m., meal (reservation 0488/972507) and walk at 2 p.m. (reservation 0471/490666)

Christelle Collin

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