by François Travert
For the full text of this article see The Mediterranean Garden No 58, October 2009
Associated barley and olives in the palm grove of Palmyra.
Grazed area (left) and protected area (right) at Al Talila Reserve.
Tamarix in bloom.
Around the lake of Wadii Abiod; in white: salt deposits.
In the 1950s, the valley was planted with Pistacia atlantica. It is now a dramatic geoscape.