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Gwen Elliot's Australian Garden: The E/Elliot, Gwen/Hardb/1875657649/S040-G
Truly the cultivation of Australian plants has come of age!
From the days of first settlement Australian plants have had a chequered history. In the land where the birds didn't sing and flowers had no fragrance (did the first settlers walk around with ears and noses permanently blocked?) roses seemed safer than banksias and the lilac was preferred to the boronia. Later patriotic movements hardly extended to the garden.
During the 1960s the mood changed, partly because severe drought and water restrictions caused the death of many imported plants and partly due to an upsurge of patriotism.
During the past thirty years Gwen Elliot has been involved in extensive programmes of research into Australian plants. She has discovered what grows where and for how long, the length and breadth of plants, requirements of soil fertiliser and pruning - all the knowledge which has been put into this unique book.
Gwen Elliot's Australian Garden is a must for all Australian gardeners - not only specialists in "Australian natives", but rather gardeners who want to include our plants as part of their overall garden design.
It is beautiful, easy to use and a complete resource of gardening information for Australian plants.
It is the first gardening book specialising in Australian plants to be illustrated in colour throughout to the very high standards we expect of books dealing with overseas plants.
Here is a practical Australian plant book for gardeners which emphasises the environmental benefits of gardening with Australian plants.