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Growing Australian Natives, 2nd Editio/Mason, John/Paper/0731813103/S004-G
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. Gardeners 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 wind selection to suit your conditions. You don't ever need a garden; many native plants can be successfully grown in pots on a balcony or patio.
If you are thinking about starting a native garden, or perhaps you want to improve and change what you already have, then this book will help you to make the right choices. Part 1 gives you all the basic information, including choosing the correct plants, landscaping with natives, caring for them, taking cuttings and tackling problems. Part 2 is an extensive plant encyclopaedia that covers all the main genera of Australian plants, their habits and cultivation requirements.