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Knowing, Growing Acacia for Food and ConservationArtist/Author: Neville Bonney
Acacias, or wattles as they are commonly known are the most widely distributed plant growing on the Australian continent, with some 1,063 known species to date.
This practical guide explores the possibilities of growing some of the temperate and arid Acacias as a food source and for conservation. It covers seed collection, propagation, Aboriginal language names, food and nutiritional value and much more.
Australia’s Remarkable Trees (New Edition)Artist/Author: Allen, Richard, Kimbal Baker
Beautiful gift edition of the best-selling classic, with foreword by Tim Entwhistle, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Elephantine Boabs dot the Kimberley region of Western Australia; cattle rub against giant Bottle Trees and Ironbarks in Queensland, and Strangler Figs with 40-metre girths thrive in our northern rainforests. Snow Gums and Shining Gums eke out their lives on our icy mountain tops and prehistoric-looking Bunya Pines, which once looked down on the dinosaurs, grow in a few isolated places in Australia’s north-east.
Australia’s Remarkable Trees explores the extraordinary lives of fifty of Australia’s oldest, largest and most unusual trees. Richly illustrated with more than 500 photographs, writer Richard Allen and photographer Kimbal Baker went to the far reaches of Australia; travelling more than 60 000 kilometres – to photograph them and tell their stories.
Australia’s Remarkable Trees is not just a celebration of Australia’s great trees. It also prompts us to look to the future to see what lies in store for them. It is a call to arms to preserve and protect our oldest and most magnificent living things, and the forests and wilderness in which they live.
Tasmanian Flowering Plants: A Field GuideArtist/Author: Watts, Dave
This beautifully illustrated record takes a fresh look at over 300 species of Tasmania’s exquisite flowering plants. The full colour portraits together with a thoroughly sound and descriptive text provide a visual feast for the avid plant hunter
Tomato: Know, Sow, Grow, FeastArtist/Author: Woodward, Penny, Janice Sutton, Karen Sutherland
Tomato: Know, Sow, Grow, Feast is a new hardback book celebrating Australian heirloom tomatoes. These colourful heritage gems are full to bursting with juicy deliciousness and are enjoying a renaissance in Australia today. Inspired by this, horticultural expert and author, Penny Woodward thought it timely to create this book brimming with information about heirloom tomatoes, so that tomato lovers throughout Australia could identify, learn to grow and enjoy them. Tomato explains why a ‘red tomato is red’, why ‘real tomatoes’ taste so good, and why tomatoes are so ‘good for you’.
The book also leads both experienced and aspiring gardeners through the practice of organic heirloom tomato growing and explores the history of heirloom tomato varieties in Australia. The book also provides, for the first time, a comprehensive description and extensive illustrated list of the more than 220 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes available from seed suppliers in Australia today. What also sets Tomato apart, is the book’s extensive list and description of heirloom tomato pests and diseases, painstakingly researched by gardening expert Karen Sutherland, that includes an indispensable pest and disease chart to help gardeners identify and control them. Uniquely too, for a gardening book, Tomato includes a substantial dedicated cooking and recipe section, where internationally award-winning cookbook author, Janice Sutton, explains not only how to preserve tomatoes and create the perfect tomato passatta, but also delves into the enticing realm of heirloom tomato variety flavours.
The cooking section also contains more than 60 delicious recipes (each with its own beautiful full-page image) shared by a raft of talented chefs, cooks and passionate tomato lovers from throughout Australia and beyond – including some of Australia’s most respected culinary icons: Peter Gilmore, Stephanie Alexander, Maggie Beer, Sally Wise, Christine Manfield, Mark Olive, Matthew Evans and the Agrarian Kitchen’s Rodney Dunn.
Grand Melbourne GardensArtist/Author: Wilkinson, David, Kimbal Baker
Gardens have always occupied a special place in Melbourne’s communal heart. We are known for our vast, meandering Botanic Gardens and our generous green city spaces. We are also known for our tree-lined streets, which give tantalising glimpses of beautiful houses behind high fences. This book takes us behind these fences and into the very heart of these oh-so-private gardens.
Every garden in this book has its own atmosphere and soul – largely reflecting the passions of the person who has created or maintains it. There are vegetable gardens, clivia walks, ancient English oak trees, rose gardens, rambling exotic courtyards, city rooftop wonderlands and bold stepped garden beds. Many of these gardeners and homeowners see themselves merely as the custodians of these treasured spaces, as they generously share their gardening experiences with the reader.
Plants of the Victorian High Country: A Field Guide for Walkers (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Murphy, John, Bill Dowling
Fully revised, illustrated and complete with identification keys.
Plants of the Victorian High Country allows walkers with little botanical knowledge to identify plants they are likely to encounter along the popular tracks of Victoria’s High Country.
This Second Edition has been revised and expanded to describe 133 plants from the montane, sub-alpine and alpine zones, categorising them into five easily distinguished groups: herbs, daisy herbs, low woody shrubs, tall shrubs and trees, and eucalypts. The guide features a glossary of botanical terms, straightforward identification keys, clear photos of the leaves, flowers and stems of the plant, and includes notes on Aboriginal plant usage.
If you are a nature lover, planning to walk in the Victorian High Country, this book is an essential addition to your backpack.
Perth Plants: A Field Guide to the Bushland and Coastal Flora of Kings Park and Bold Park (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Barrett, Russell, Eng Pin Tay
A comprehensive photographic guide to 778 species of plants found in Kings Park and Bold Park.
The city of Perth is well known and treasured for its areas of protected bushland in the heart of the city. Kings Park and Bold Park represent a significant part of the natural heritage of the Swan Coastal Plain and are an important part of city life. The city is also a gateway to the incredible biodiversity to be found in south-west Western Australia.
Perth Plants provides a comprehensive photographic guide to all plants known to occur in the bushlands of Kings Park and Bold Park, both native plants and naturalised weeds. There are 778 species included, representing approximately one-quarter of all the plants in the greater Perth region, and one-tenth of all species known for the south-west of Western Australia.
This new edition contains 22 additional species and updated photography throughout. It is an essential reference for anyone interested in the plants of south-west Western Australia, and particularly the Swan Coastal Plain.
Discovering Australian FloraArtist/Author: Karouta-Manasse, Fanny
Australia’s complex, beautiful and diverse flora is showcased in stunning botanic gardens across the continent. Through exquisite colour photographs taken at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), Fanny Karouta-Manasse celebrates the minute and intriguing details of these plants. Discovering Australian Flora explains how plants are displayed in the ANBG according to themes and provides clear and simple geographical, historical and botanical information. It also describes the unique features of Australian flora, including their reliance on fire and ability to survive in poor soil, and looks in detail at the two dominant genera in the Australian landscape – Eucalyptus and Acacia. This fresh and intimate view of some of Australia’s native flora will serve not only as a companion to visitors to the ANBG but will also allow others to explore the wonders of Australia’s botanical treasures.
Discovering Australian Flora will appeal to both local and overseas readers wishing to become more familiar with Australian native flora. The striking photographs will appeal to anyone with an appreciation and passion for nature’s beauty.
Common Wildflowers of Western AustraliaArtist/Author: Nevill, Simon
In Western Australia, one of the richest flora regions of the world, botanists to date have identified over 10,000 vascular plants. It is understandable that a visitor to this huge State would find the quantity and variation of wildflowers simply overwhelming.
This small publication attempts to illustrate some of the more easily identifiable common and not so common wildflowers (215 species are illustrated).
A handy, lightweight reference guide that can be used in the field. It is divided into the three major botanic zones in Western Australia, and then into 12 geographic regions for easy specie identification. Beautifully illustrated with close up shots of the 215 species if Wildflowers to be found. Includes a space for explorers to write where and when they saw a particular flower and includes and index of common names and scientific names
Field Guide to Eucalypts, Volume 2: South-Western and Southern AustraliaArtist/Author: Brookers, M Ian H, David A Kleinig
In the 15 years since the second edition of this book, many new species have been discovered and formally named. Over 370 eucalypts are described in this third edition which covers southern Western Australia, South Australia (excluding south east) and New South Wales north and west of the Darling River. 1,600 colour photographs show the trees bark, buds and fruit. This edition has been completely revised and updated and includes newly named species.
Good Soil: Manure, Compost and Nourishment for your GardenArtist/Author: Raman, Tina
Not a typical gardening book but it’s a book that everyone interested in gardening needs!
Manure might be dirty, disgusting and smelly, but it’s the topic of the most exciting gardening book of the year. Because it’s manure that maximises your garden, whatever you grow in it. And, like people, plants need nutrients in order to grow, flower and bear fruit, nutrients that can be found in offal, the sea, fire, rocks, the toilet, rubbish and, of course, dung heaps. The author thoroughly explores every aspect of the theme, from chemistry and biology to history and philosophy and the book answers all your ‘whats’, ‘whens’ and ‘hows’ and gives you concrete advice, generous tips and, above all, masses of inspiration. It lifts the lid on old and reliable fertilisation methods and opens the doors to new resource-efficient and environmentally-smart cultivation techniques.
God Soil has an unusual theme, a tone that stands out in a crowd and doesn’t look like a typical gardening book but, most importantly, it’s a book that everyone interested in gardening needs.
Vintage Roses: Beautiful Varieties for Home and GardenArtist/Author: Eastoe, Jane, Georgianna Lane
An informative rose-by-rose analysis of over 50 varieties. The focus of this book is on the classic, ageless, and enduring flowers, which we have dubbed Vintage roses. This user-friendly term encompasses both the true Old roses and the best of the Modern roses. All Vintage roses have one thing in common; they are garden-friendly roses that celebrate the style and grace of the old. Vintage roses can be overblown, multi-petalled or deliciously simple, and this sumptuous tome is a love letter to these beautiful blooms. Unearth the hands-on know-how and history of the world’s favourite flower. This book will appeal to the armchair gardener, gardening novice and seasoned expert alike.
At the heart of the book are over 50 specially selected specimens – including those that have the best visual appearance, the most fragrant perfume, are easy to grow and produce beatiful flowers for cutting. The book covers not just original varieties such as Rosa Mundi (with its beautifully variegated stripes of deep pink and white), but also the wonderful new varieties that have been developed over the last 20 years.
The no-fuss notes on pruning and care and the straightforward advice that accompanies each variety completely dispel the myth that roses are difficult or time-consuming to grow – proving that you can just as easily grow roses in a pot on your front steps as you can in a large country garden. Covering the best rambling, climbing and shrub roses, from bourbon to tea and floribunda to polyantha, you’ll be sure to find your new favourite variety. Plus, tips and tricks on arranging your cut roses makes it even easier to enjoy these fabulous flowers at home.
With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the classic beauty of the vintage rose.