Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition, 2003.
Diana Snape and her colleagues are passionate about Australian gardens and their enthusiasm pervades the wealth of information in this book. Australia enjoys an astonishing range of unusual and beautiful plants. "The Australian Garden" shows how Australian plants can be used in all major gardening styles. Choices include the untouched natural garden, arid, country, walkabout, grassland, cottage, wildflower, small and courtyard, plus formal gardens where control, however unobtrusive, is of the essence. The 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 joy of living with Australian wildlife and maintaining a sense of harmony amidst a mini native ecosystem.