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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.
Espalier: Beautiful, Productive Garden Walls and FencesArtist/Author: Gilbert, Allen
Create beautiful, productive garden walls and fences, and optimise space in small gardens, patios and balconies with Allen’s innovative espalier techniques. Covers: forms, trellis systems and designs; flowering plants and fruit trees; shaping and pruning; Australian native plants.
Grafting and Budding for Australian GardenersArtist/Author: Gilbert, Allen‘Any gardener can graft,’ says Allen Gilbert, and in this book he shows that the air of mystery and difficulty surrounding this age-old craft is a myth…at least in Australia, where the warm weather means that, with the right techniques, you can be successful at grafting and budding nearly anywhere, anytime.Known to many as ‘Gilby the grafter’, Allen’s many years of testing different techniques and possibilities underpin this guide to successful grafting.
The Allure of FungiArtist/Author: Pouliot, Alison
An interdisciplinary exploration of fungi, showcasing stunning photographs.
Although relatively little known, fungi provide the links between the terrestrial organisms and ecosystems that underpin our functioning planet.
The Allure of Fungi presents fungi through multiple perspectives – those of mycologists and ecologists, foragers and forayers, naturalists and farmers, aesthetes and artists, philosophers and Traditional Owners. It explores how a history of entrenched fears and misconceptions about fungi has led to their near absence in Australian ecological consciousness and biodiversity conservation.
Through a combination of text and visual essays, the author reflects on how aesthetic, sensate experience deepened by scientific knowledge offers the best chance for understanding fungi, the forest and human interactions with them.
Algae of Australia: Marine Benthic Algae of North-Western Australia 2. Red AlgaeArtist/Author: Huisman, John
Describes the 158 genera and 351 species of marine benthic red algae of north-western Australia.
Marine plants, or seaweeds, are unjustly perceived as one of the least charismatic groups of marine organisms. In truth they include many spectacular and attractive species; moreover, they comprise a vital component of coastal ecosystems, providing food and shelter for marine animals as well as contributing significantly to regional biodiversity. For over a decade, Dr John Huisman, in collaboration with students and colleagues, has collected and studied the marine plants of Australia’s vast and remote north-west coast. These activities have uncovered numerous undescribed genera and species and resulted in a manyfold increase in the known flora. His accounts of the marine algae are presented in two volumes of the Algae of Australia series; this part, describing the red algae, follows an earlier volume (2015) describing the green and brown algae.
Although not as conspicuous as the larger brown algae, the red algae are typically more diverse, with the number of species in any location more than twice that of the green and brown algae combined. This volume is an authoritative floristic account of the marine red algae of north-western Australia and includes 158 genera and 351 species, with 7 genera and 88 species newly described.
Each taxonomic level, from division to species, is fully described, incorporating current nomenclature, morphology, keys, and numerous figures, many in colour. These two volumes represent the first detailed accounts of the marine plants of tropical Western Australia and document numerous taxa newly recorded for the region.
Pests, Diseases, Ailments and Allies of Australian Native PlantsArtist/Author: Jones, David L., W.,Rodger Elliot, Sandra R. Jones and Trevor L. Blake
Amateur and professional gardeners, horticulturists, commercial nurseries and students will find this book invaluable. Pests, Diseases and Ailments of Australian Plants is an authoritative reference on pests, diseases and nutritional disorders of Australian plants, with the authors being acknowledged experts in this field. This book describes over 300 introduced and native pests and diseases. To find out what pest or disease is causing a problem, simply check the chart for symptoms. Each symptom is cross-referenced to the text, with colour photographs and detailed line drawings of pests, insect life cycles and damage symptoms on plants to help identify your problem. All common and uncommon problems suffered by Australian plants are covered in this book, with each pest being listed with its physical description, regional occurrence, host plants,habits and control methods. The emphasis is on natural rather than chemical control so that your plants and garden benefit from minimal ecological interference.
Native: Art and Design with Australian PlantsArtist/Author: Herd, Kate and Jela Ivankovic-Waters
2018 Indie Book Awards Illustrated Non-fiction Book of the Year
Australia has long been known as home to the towering gum and the gnarly banksia. Australian natives are as emblematic as they are adaptable but Native takes an old subject (Australian natives) and gives it a complete makeover. This book surveys the ways native trees, shrubs, flowers and foliage can be put to surprising and beautiful uses by some of the most creative people working with plants today.
Interviews with celebrated landscape designers, artists and gardeners – including Fiona Brockhoff, Janet Laurence and Tracey Deep – bring to light so many ways to celebrate the sculptural natives that shape our everyday spaces.
This richly illustrated book is the ideal source when seeking the perfect feature plant for a space of any size. With stunning photography of gardens old and new, this book captures the most creatively inspiring Australian plants and the people who work with them.
Starting out with Vines and ClimbersArtist/Author: Jones, David L.
A new addition to the successful Starting out with …. series of gardening books. In all, some 220 species and numerous hybrids or cultivars are discussed and photographed in colour.
Climbing plants are an important group of garden plants because they add extra features to a collection. As a group, however, they tend to be neglected by gardeners. Both native and exotic species are well covered in this book, which includes the majority of commonly grown climbers to be seen in Australian gardens. Also included are some rarities and novelty species to whet the appetites of collectors. This book is a fantastic introduction and has been written to illustrate the wealth of vines and climbers available for horticultural use. Emphasis is placed on small to moderate size species suitable for gardens and containers, but some vigorous species, especially the flamboyant tropicals, are included for completeness.
Down by the Riverside: A Field and Management Guide to Native Plants in and about the Rivers of the Goulburn District, NSW.Artist/Author: Falconer, Rodney
This is a field and management guide to native plants in and about the riparian areas of the Goulburn district and is available from local bookshops, the Goulburn Visitor Information Centre or by contacting us directly.
Various other fact sheets and fliers have been produced by the GFNS generally regarding local birds, flora and other wildlife
Noongar Bush Medicine: Medicinal Plants of the South-West of Western AustraliaArtist/Author: Horsfall, John, Vivienne Hansen
Noongar Bush Medicine provides for the first time a comprehensive account of the the medicinal plants that were used by Aboriginal people of the south-west of Western Australia before European settlement.
The book is a guide to how to use plants for alternative treatments and protection from common ailments.
Fungi of Australia: InocybaceaeArtist/Author: Matheny, P Brandon, Neale L Bougher
An illustrated account of 137 species of this family of gilled fungi, including 101 new to science.
The family Inocybaceae are a diverse cosmopolitan group of gilled fungi. Until now, only a small number of species had been described from Australia, but with this major revision a total of 137 species are recognised, of which 101 are new to science. Ninety per cent of these species (121 of the 137) are found only in Australia.
Phylogenetic work shows that the family can be divided into seven main groups, of which six are now recorded from Australia, making this country one of the major centres of diversity for the family. They are all thought to be ectomycorrhizal, that is they form mutually beneficial associations with the roots of plants, and are found on soil and amid litter in wet- and dry-sclerophyll shrublands, woodlands and forests, and cool- or warm temperate rainforests. Many are small and easily overlooked, but their diversity of colour and delicate structure make them attractive to those with an eye for detail.
This authoritative account provides a major advance in knowledge for this diverse and widespread group, with detailed descriptions, identification keys and phylogenetic trees based on DNA sequences generated during the work. Every species is illustrated with coloured plates and/or line drawings of microscopic features.
Fungi of Australia: Inocybaceae is a useful reference for professional and semi-professional mycologists in Australia and around the world.
A Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of South-eastern AustraliaArtist/Author: Greig, Denise
A photographic Guide to Wildflowers of South Eastern Australia comes in a compact easy to use format, making it an ideal pocket sized travelling companion.Approximately 250 native flowering plants are featured with authoritative text describing key identification features. Also included are line drawings, full colour photographs, thumbnail symbols for family groups and a map showing area covered.