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In this humorous, quirky and informative book readers are introduced to a host of resilient and drought-tolerant trees, shrubs and climbing plants, including many Australian native species. It’s crammed with information on a wide range of topics, including how to design a garden and how to create an environment that will attract wildlife, and with chapters relating to essential soil and plant nutrients, the basic tenets of organic gardening, and simple propagation techniques this unique book provides everything you’ll need to know to create the perfect garden. It features some 160 species and as the unique ‘personalities’ of each are revealed you’ll discover the plants that are the most appropriate for your own patch. The author can boast of first-hand experience in the cultivation of each of the featured species for all are thriving in her extensive garden and she relates, with subtle humour, the stories of every plant that, with its ability to cope with the often harsh conditions of a changing climate, has become a much-loved garden companion. For more than 25 years Stephanie Jackson’s work as a freelance writer and photographer has revolved around her passion for plants and wildlife. Her articles and images have been published in many magazines, books and newspapers, and have also been used by Australian tourism authorities in their promotional material and on their websites. Her previous book Australian Wildlife On Your Doorstep was also published by Reed New Holland.
Author: Stephanie Jackson
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Published Date: March 2022