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With 192 pages and 205 colour photographs, Landscaping with Australian Plants, provides lots of ideas, inspiration as well as practical advice on how to grow hundreds of different Australian plant species.

Whilst Australian indigenous plants are more usually, or traditionally, found in natural style gardens such as the typical bush garden, growing awareness and appreciation of native species has led to broader usage in landscaping. Although many species are naturally quite straggly in their growth habits, careful pruning and positioning along with pruning and training means that some species have also found their way into formal and other garden styles.

Written by John Mason and ACS Distance Education staff, this ebook is an ideal companion for anybody who wants to grow more native Australian plants in their garden.

Contents 

CHAPTER 1 HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN GARDENS: EARLY INFLUENCES

Early gardens 
People who influenced Australian garden design

CHAPTER 2 LANDSCAPING APPLICATIONS

Formal native gardens 
Natives for hedging 
Natives for edging formal gardens
Shaping natives for formality 
The Australian bush garden 
Other types of dry gardens 
Woodland garden (dry sclerophyll forest)
Heathland garden 
Bush tucker gardens 
Rainforest gardens 
Useful tips when landscaping and designing with natives

CHAPTER 3 FUNCTIONAL USES OF AUSTRALIAN PLANTS

Windbreaks
Designing and planting a firebreak 
Supporting wildlife
Land erosion
Shaping sloping ground
Settling soil

CHAPTER 4 GROWING NATIVES

General growing 
Guidelines 
Environmental factors 
Nutrition 
Soils and plants 
How to plant a native 
Pruning 
Pests and diseases

CHAPTER 5 COMPONENTS OF A LANDSCAPE

Components of a landscape 
Climate 
Microclimates 
Water and plant growth 
Watering 7
Testing if a plant needs water 
Australian plants for water wise gardens 
Using water as a garden feature 
Formal ponds 
Informal ponds 
Water garden practicalities 
Native rockeries 
What is natural gardening? 
What is a natural, wild or bush garden? 
Natural pest control 
Natural weed control 
Birds in the garden 
Designing garden spaces

CHAPTER 6 NATIVE TREES

Choosing your trees 
Other popular trees

CHAPTER 7 SHRUBS

Where to use shrubs

CHAPTER 8 FLOWERS

Using natives for colour 
Some plants which flower for long periods 
Other plants which flower for extended periods 
Autumn flowering plants 
Winter flowering plants

CHAPTER 9 GROUND COVERS AND CLIMBERS

How to use groundcovers
Climbers
Others
Popular native climbers

CHAPTER 10 CONIFERS AND PALMS

Conifers
Palms

CHAPTER 11 FERNS

Australian indigenous ferns 
Tree ferns

APPENDIX


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