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Adnyamathanha and Beyond: Useful Plants of an Ancient LandArtist/Author: Bonney, Neville
The history and other features of the area have been written about in books and other publications. Yet a colourful, rarely mentioned chapter still visible today, are the trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses that grace the slopes and valley floors of the Ranges. These plants have provided the people of the land, the Adnyamathanha, with plentiful food, medicine, craft and hardware supplies for thousands of years.
With the help of the Adnyamathanha people, the story of the plants is told in this book. Many of the stories are interwoven in the Muda (Dreaming), and today, the plants are still growing and are indeed harvested for traditional tribal use as well as sustenance. Adnyamathanha and beyond – useful plants of an ancient land fills a gap in previous works written about the Flinders Ranges.
This book is complete with botanical descriptions and illustrations of many plants, as well as photographs depicting the unique landscapes of the region. Importantly, the book also features language and cultural input by the local Adnyamathanha people.
Sheoaks: Wind Harps from Desert to the SeaArtist/Author: Bonney, Neville
This is a rare treat for lovers of our bushland, native trees and native plant ecology as well as being a text book
about Sheoak timber for fuel, art, craft and its role in the landscape today as well as in the past.
The Wondrous World of WeedsArtist/Author: Collins, Pat
What in the world is a weed? The dictionary will tell you it is a plant out of place. In The Wonderous World of Weeds you will discover that the perceived weeds that
grow around us hold special significance and wonderful medicinal values.
This comprehensive and practical guide features 100 common world-wide wees and more than 300 close-up images to help identify weeds as well as a full description, list of common names, environmental impact, uses and medicinal value for each plant. It covers a full range of weeds from those annoying plants that pop up in the garden to majestic trees.
We have plants growing all around us that have so much culinary and holistic potential and can be used as teas, decoctions, poultices, compresses, ointments, creams along with syrups and lozenges. Their medicinal uses can help relieve itches, get rid of cold sores, or help with coughs and colds, etc. Not many people realise that are plants growing all around us that we don’t realise have so much potential.
Weeds also have culinary uses and there are recipes included. They are also good companions in the garden for vegetables, fruit trees, and flowers, and can tell you about the quality of your soil. For example, weeds are good indicators of an acid soil; soil lacking in humus or high in nitrogen; etc.
Secret GardensArtist/Author: Cantwell, Matthew
From pint-sized gardens to rambling grounds, Secret Gardens is a visual feast of contemporary residential landscaping, offering a rich resource of inspiration to readers, regardless of the size of their own patch of potential paradise. This book tells a story in pictures, with luscious photography of 24 of Secret Gardens’ favourite projects. Each garden is accompanied by descriptions in which Secret Gardens director Matthew Cantwell tells the story of each project, explains how their dramatic transformation was achieved and reveals a few tricks of the trade in the process. The gardens are grouped into three sections, based on the size of each project: Compact, Room to Move, and Free Reign.
About the Author: Matthew Cantwell is a multi-award winning garden designer, considered within the industry to be one of Australia’s best. Qualifications Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Landscaping) Winner of many design awards from AILDM (Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers) including 3 times winner of The Alan Correy Award. Other awards from LNA for construction and horticulture.
Marine Plants of TasmaniaArtist/Author: Scott, Fiona J.
This book provides an introduction to the marine seaweeds and seagrasses of Tasmania, the island state of Australia.
Readers will discover the beauty and diversity of marine plants through descriptions of over 160 species, each illustrated by means of colour photographs and provided with a summary of features helpful for species identification. High magnification images are also included for many species.
Eucalypts: A Celebration (Hardcover)Artist/Author: Wrigley, John and Murray Fagg
A comprehensive study of Australia’s most recognisable trees. It looks at Eucalypts and their place in art and history as well as an in depth examination of their evolution, biology and classification. Eucalypts are a familiar part of our landscape and an integral part of the Australian identity. We have farmed them and used them to build houses, furniture, roads and bridges since the beginning of white settlement. We have been inspired by them, painted them, made films about them, written books about them and of course Aboriginal Australians have long made musical instruments from them. Though a small number are found as native plants in several other countries, Eucalypts are a very Australian tree. This book celebrates their diversity, their beauty and the role they play in our history, culture and economy. It looks at their evolution, biology, horticulture and ecology, together with their classification and the botanists involved. Through historic and contemporary images, it examines the many ways in which they have served Aboriginal, colonial and contemporary Australians in both practical and aesthetic ways. This book is also available in softcover. Price $40.00.
Woodland Flora: A Field Guide for the Southern Tablelands (NSW & ACT)Artist/Author: Sharp, Sarah, Rainer Rehwinkel, Dave Mallinson, David Eddy
Woodland Flora covers 444 plant species found in woodlands in the Southern Tablelands of NSW and the ACT. It provides an easy-to-use identification guide to the majority of plant species encountered in woodlands in this area including those species that occur in other habitats and in other regions and interstate. Written in plain English, Woodland Flora has been produced with the highest professional integrity, with all descriptions having been check against herbarium specimens and the authors’ own extensive knowledge of the Southern Tablelands.
The species include native trees, shrubs, climbers and herbaceous species (including grasses, forbs, sedges, rushes and orchids), in addition to invasive introduced species, identified by their common names and scientific names (including former names). Every page has descriptions of the features of each species, together with one or more photos to help identify them. The descriptions include the species form (habit), leaves, flowers, fruit, habitat, status (abundance and distribution) and in some cases, other information that is of interest or about their management.
Woodland Flora is of value to high school and university botany and ecology students, conservation volunteers, conservation rangers and field staff, field naturalists and the general public. The field guide has been produced and is distributed by Friends of Grasslands, a voluntary community group committed to the conservation of natural temperate grassy ecosystems (grasslands and grassy woodlands) in south-eastern Australia
Australian Sub-tropical Fungi
A field guide to some of the interesting and unusual fungi of the Australian subtropics.
The guide covers 115 species, with illustrations and descriptions of each. Many of the species covered appear for the first time in a field guide.
This book is aimed at field naturalists wanting to develop an interest in the fungi of the Australian subtropics. It contains a simple morphological key to the main groups of fungi. The fungi of the Australian subtropics are a very diverse and little studied group of organisms, many of which appear to be unique to the region.
Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field GuideArtist/Author: Edited by: Erickson,Todd, Russell Barrett, David Merritt, Kingsley Dixon
Identifies plant species and provides guidance on seed-based conservation and restoration for 103 taxa in the Pilbara and Australian Arid Zone.
The Pilbara region in Australia’s arid northwest is rich in flora that is suited to extreme temperatures and boom and bust cycles of moisture availability. It is also a region important for its natural resources. In places where mining activities have finished and the land is under management for ecological restoration, there is increasing demand for information about native plant communities and the biology of their seeds.
Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide is the first book to combine plant identification with robust, scientific criteria for cost-effective seed-based rehabilitation. It describes 103 regional plant taxa and provides guidelines for effective collection, cleaning, storage and germination of their seeds. It addresses issues such as timing of collection, quality and viability of seed, and dormancy release, which are essential for successful restoration programs. With photographs to portray the subtle differences and unique features of each species’ biology, this book will be of great use to practitioners in the field, including environmental consultants, rehabilitation companies, commercial seed collectors and government authorities, as well as naturalists and people interested in growing the Pilbara’s remarkable plants.
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Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian GardensArtist/Author: Aitken, Richard.
Planting Dreams celebrates the artistry and imagination that have shaped Australian gardens. Internationally renowned garden historian Richard Aitken explores the environmental and social influences that have helped produce our unique gardening culture – from Indigenous land management and the earliest European garden at Farm Cove, to the potted plants and besser block screens of mid-twentieth century modernist design and beyond. Drawing on the unparalleled collections of the State Library of New South Wales, Planting Dreams showcases Australian garden making in all its richness and diversity through a stunning and intriguing mix of paintings, sketches, photographs, and prints, from popular culture to high art.
Australian Garden Rescue: Restoring a Damaged GardenArtist/Author: Horsfall, Mary
How to rescue your garden if it has been damaged by natural phenomena, pest attacks or prolonged neglect.
Whether you have a garden suffering from lack of attention, damaged from weather events or suffering pest attacks, Australian Garden Rescue will guide you through practical solutions, helpful tips and preventative tactics to minimise future harm.
Best-selling author Mary Horsfall explores how our harsh climate can impact gardens, including the effects of bushfires, floods, frost, storms and heatwaves. She also addresses various pests from possums, snails and caterpillars to fungal problems and weeds.
With an emphasis on environmentally friendly strategies and simple advice, this highly illustrated guide will provide tactics for gardeners repairing recent damage or tackling prolonged neglect. Regardless of your garden’s size or location, this book should be part of your gardening toolkit.
Mosses of dry forests in south eastern Australia.Artist/Author: Read, Cassia and Bernard Slattery.
A guide for students and absolute beginners, technically accurate, but free of technical language, this is an attempt to present a little known part of the plant kingdom to a new audience. Dozens of species described, most with multiple illustrations. The guide contains an introduction explaining the life cycle of mosses and their importance in the ecosystem; tips on how to approach identification; detailed descriptions of common, striking species; and appendices carefully distinguishing mosses from liverworts and lichens. Underpinning its publication is the belief that mosses are, before anything else, beautiful: a lot of joy is to be had in exploring this minute dimension of the natural world. This is a community project of the Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests generously supported by The Norman Wettenhall Foundation. A number of photographs have been replaced in this revised edition.