User:Meneerke bloem

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It's me.

My name is Réginald Hulhoven. I am living in Veltem-Beisem (municipality Herent) near Louvain, Flemish Brabant, Belgium. I am both French- and Dutch-speaking. Because of my former occupation I am also practising the English language.

My professional career[edit]

I am taking advantage of my retirement to devote myself more intensely to botany.

My passion for botany[edit]

Cyclamen hederifolium

Since my adolescence I have a passion for botany. Botany has become in a way a second occupation. My passion for gardening began about twenty years ago.

I have a passion for above all rock plants and botanical bulbs - particularly hardy autumn-flowering bulbs, of which I have about thirty different species - and garden cyclamens. Within this framework I have special contacts with specialised nurseries of botanical bulbs as Verberghe Bloembollen, Rita van der Zalm and De Bolle-Jist, and of perennial plants as Jan Spruyt-Van der Jeugd, and experts as Mark Griffiths and Jan Bravenboer.

I am friend and botanical adviser of Ivo Pauwels - a green author well-known in Dutch-speaking Belgium - whom I have met about ten years ago during a memorable garden tour in Portugal. Shortly thereafter Ivo made an article on my hobby and we progressively became friends. Ivo has said once that my garden - although relatively small - was a living herbarium. I am reviewing and criticising his books and his articles in order to ensure their botanical accuracy.

I am regularly participating with Ivo and other green journalists in garden tours. So, we have visited gardens and natural reserves in Portugal, Madeira, the Canary Islands, France, Wales, Ireland, and Belgium. I am often visiting the garden fairs, among others that of Beervelde and of Hex. I have written some botanical articles in Les Jardins d'Eden – De Tuinen van Eden, among others about hardy autumn-flowering bulbs, Araceae, cyclamens, Actaea species and snowflakes, and about the flora of the Pyrenees. I have also been an advisor of botanical books edited by Ludion.

Another passion[edit]

I am also since more than 50 years a Bruckner fan. I am mainly interested in the first versions of his symphonic works, and the still little known works of the St Florian period. I have so updated the existing pages on the composer and his works, and created pages for several works of the St Florian and Linz periods.

For this topic I am in regular contact with John F. Berky (orchestral works) and Hans Roelofs (non-orchestral and vocal works).

My contribution to Wikipedia[edit]

Since February 2007 I am contributing to the French site of Wikipedia, since January 2008 to the Dutch and English sites of Wikipedia, and since September 2009 to the German site of Wikipedia.
I have uploaded about 5,000 pictures on Commons. See my uploads. I have also re-classified several categories as, e.g., Cyclamen and Crocus.

Meneerke bloem (English: Mister Flower) is my nickname, given by friends of my future spouse, when I was a student at the University.

Thank you[edit]

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Thanks for your recent contributions! -Mike Restivo (talk) 20:06, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
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flowering Bruckner
Thank you for, passionate lover of flowers shown in excellent pictures, for the quality of your continuous care (passio continuo) for articles on the works by Anton Bruckner, full of music, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:25, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

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I support German language Wikipedia with my contributions.
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