Author: John Mason
Publisher: Kangaroo Press
If you are thinking about starting a native garden or improving the one you already have, this book will help you to make the right choices.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - If you only ever buy one Native book, make it this one! All the information you will need to develop a sound understanding of how to grow Australian native plants.
Interest in growing native plants has burgeoned in recent years, especially with the increase in varieties of native plants now available in specialist and general nurseries. Gardener s are drawn to native plants not only for their beauty, but also because they attract birds and butterflies into the garden and are the ideal plants for our warmer summers and drier conditions.
The variety of Australian native plants is enormous. they are found in just about any situation, from deserts to rainforests to alpine regions. Many are tolerant of saline conditions, some of arid conditions, others make excellent windbreaks, withstand pollution, or tolerate flooding and frost. So it doesn't matter where you live, there is a wide selection to suit your conditions. You don't even need a garden; many native plants can be successfully grown in pots on a balcony or patio.
- Growing natives
- A guide to native plant problems
- Landscaping with natives
- Choosing your plants
- Using natives