Diana Snape The Australian Garden

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The Australian Garden

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Australia enjoys an astonishing range of unusual and beautiful plants. For the first time, The Australian Garden shows how Australian plants can be used in all major gardening styles. Choices include the untouched natural garden, coastal, arid, country, 'walkabout', grassland, cottage, theme, wildflower, small and courtyard, plus formal gardens where control, however unobtrusive, is of the essence. Using Australian plants is critical to creating an 'Australian Garden'. This book provides a vast array of Australian plants for designing groundcovers, features, ornamentals, infill or for almost any purpose. Many other aspects of design are covered, such as the beauty and tranquility of water in the garden, the delights of adding touches of colour, appreciating the sensuous garden, the joy of living with Australian wildlife and maintaining a sense of harmony amidst a mini native ecosystem.

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A study in Australian garden design using native plants to blend and conserve the countryside and encourage wildlife, this is a visual feast of planting ideas from down under. Stunning photography and intelligent writing by author Diana Snape demonstrates the fervour and passion with which she embraces the subject and is endorsed by leading environmental scientists John Landy and George Seldon. Ostensibly aimed at Australian gardeners and the preservation of native species, the wealth of their horticultural legacy is such that this book has a relevance to growers of Australian plants across the globe. As Australian conservationists bemoan the influx of foreign imports so we in the UK continue to embrace the wide-ranging and diverse collection of plants hailing from the other side of the world: eucalyptus, leptospernums, dicksonias and acacia for the garden; banksias, pandoras, plectranthus and grevilleas for the home and conservatory. Just because it concentrates on Australian gardens does not mean it should be overlooked here, the designs emerging from this vast continent are pertinent around the world being both cutting edge and environmentally friendly, completely in tune with the new century's thoughts on how horticulture and landscape gardening should proceed. - Lucy Watson

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