Growing native plants is easy. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned gardener, Starting Out With Natives will help you to choose species to suit your area and your garden.
Plants are grouped alphabetically by common name, and the species described are generally available either in your local nursery or at specialist native nurseries. The plants featured in this book have been selected for different zones around Australia. These are shown on a map in the introduction, colour-coded to correspond with zones given in the spe3cies entries, so you can see at a glance whether a plant will grow well in your area.
Each plant is illustrated with a colour photograph and information is given on its size, habit, flowering season, hardiness, frost tolerance and uses, as well as its requirements for sun or shade, soil, drainage and pruning. Cultivated varieties (cultivars) are often featured because these tend to be hardier, more commonly available and easier to grow.
Starting Out With Natives will help you discover what fun and how easy it is to grow natives.
Authors: John Wrigley & Murray Fagg