The New Australian Garden

Landscapes for living
Author: Michael Bates
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760639230
Category: Gardening
Page: 296
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The New Australian Garden is an insider's account of the journey to design, construct and plant 18 landmark gardens that represent a new movement in Australian landscape design - one where the relationship between architecture and garden is paramount. Landscaper Michael Bates, working alone and in collaboration with some of the greatest design talents in the field, creates spaces that connect indoor to outdoor through masterful use of levels, innovative materials and experimental planting. Traditional lawns are reimagined as contoured sculptural forms, and water and fire pits inject life and energy into open spaces. The resulting gardens are destination spaces, sanctuaries and breathtaking backdrops for everyday life.

An Australian Garden

Reimagining a Native Landscape
Author: Philip Cox
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781760760939
Category:
Page: 168
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The far south coast of New South Wales is a magical place, with remote coastlines, sheltered lagoons and pristine hinterland meeting mountain ranges. It was also once an area partly depleted by logging and long-term agricultural use. Some forty years ago, renowned architect Philip Cox and a group of like-minded friends purchased 80 hectares as a private retreat and a conservation exercise. Applying his own aesthetic principles of vista, light, texture, colour and mass, Philip worked with nature to reveal and enhance the bushland in an enticing way. He replanted trees in denuded areas, cleared scrubby undergrowth in others and added lakes and ponds. Carefully, he curated extensive walks through bush and gullies, along the coast and river, offering wondrous experiences. These walks are punctuated with drama and romance as you enter various garden rooms and encounter sculptures, waterlily-adorned lakes, ponds and art-filled pavilions. As the world becomes more global, maintaining indigenous Australian landscapes and gardens becomes important. This book captures a unique vision of a wild landscape and gives new meaning to the concept of creating an Australian garden.

The New Native Garden

Designing with Australian Plants
Author: Paul Urquhart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781864367492
Category: Landscape gardening
Page: 222
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The New Native Garden illustrates how to use native plants as part of a 'designed' garden. By concentrating on style and design concepts such as mass, texture, shape and foliage, this book aims to dispel common misconceptions about the 'bush' garden. With detailed illustrations and planting plans, this easy-to-follow book opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the Australian garden. With its emphasis on design, The New Native Garden shows how Australian plants can be used for formal, courtyard, cottage and international styles but with a truly Australian twist.

Quintessentially Oz

Australian Gardens in the New Millennium
Author: Janine Mendel
Publisher: Fremantle Arts Center Press
ISBN: 9781921064654
Category: Gardening
Page: 168
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Award-winning Western Australian garden designer Janine Mendel's Quintessentially Oz is a book for modern Australian living. Full of great design concepts and practical advice, it includes a collection of 20 unique garden plans selected from the author's portfolio of over 700 designs. With Mendel's work at the forefront of cutting edge landscape design, this stunning book provides distinctive solutions for gardens within urban and suburban spaces.

Pests, Diseases and Beneficials

Friends and Foes of Australian Gardens
Author: F David Hockings AM
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1486300235
Category: Science
Page: 280
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Pests, Diseases and Beneficials helps gardeners to identify and deal with those common insects and small animals (such as bugs, beetles, caterpillars, thrips and mites) that are found in every Australian garden. It offers clear descriptions and full colour images to aid in identifying insects or other organisms, and provides useful advice on how to recognise and treat problems. The book also covers feeding habits, life cycles and insect biology. Based on the 1980 book Friends and Foes of Australian Gardens, this new work has been revised and expanded to include general garden situations as well as Australian native plants, and provides further information on plant diseases, harmless and beneficial fungi, bacteria and viruses, physiological disorders and problems caused by horticultural mismanagement.

Ornamental Conifers for Australian Gardens


Author: Raymond J. Rowell
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868402390
Category: Gardening
Page: 167
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Introduction to the study of conifers - pricipal characterisitcs of the conifer families - selection of species for garden use - explanation of terms - Australian climatic zones - descriptions of the climatic zones - Descriptive list of genera (arranged alphabetically with their principal species, varieties and/or cultivars and notes on their cultivation) - glossary of technical terms - Bibliography - Index of plant names.

The New Ornamental Garden


Author: Simon Rickard
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643095969
Category: Gardening
Page: 268
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Shows how heat, cold, water availability, rainfall patterns, length of growing season, evaporation rate and humidity influence plant growth in Australia, from the wet sub-tropics to the temperate climate of southern Australia.

Little Book of Australian Gardens


Author: N.A
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: 9780642276315
Category: Australian poetry
Page: 52
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Trisha Dixon's superb photographs of Australian heritage gardens complement poetry from Judith Wright, Dorothea Mackellar, Les Murray and Banjo Paterson. Created from works held in the National Library of Australia's Pictures and Manuscript Collections, this new addition to the 'Little Book' series celebrates classic Australian traditions.

Reading the Garden


Author: Katie Holmes,Susan K. Martin,Kylie Mirmohamadi
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 0522851150
Category: Gardening
Page: 284
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"Whether a small plot in the backyard of an inner-urban home or a capital city's sprawling botanic garden, Australians have long desired a patch of dirt to plough or enjoy. 'Reading the garden' explores our deep affection for gardens and gardening and illuminates their numerous meanings and uses from European settlement to the late twentieth century."--Cover.

Australian Planting Design


Author: Paul Thompson
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643107010
Category: Gardening
Page: 211
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Previously published: South Melbourne: Lothian Books, 2002.

Australian Dreamscapes

Movement, Light and Colour
Author: Claire Takacs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781743794708
Category:
Page: 288
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In Australian Dreamscapes, Claire Takacs showcases the varied gardens found in the Australian landscape, from lush green oases to semi-arid settings. Claire profiles Australian gardens, gardeners and garden designers who are drawing on the international movement towards a more naturalistic approach to planting design. Similar to the New Perennial movement and Prairie-style, these gardens take into consideration how plants grow in the wild and have created highly textural, visually pleasing gardens that appeal not only to our love of beauty, but that sit gently in their surrounding landscapes, giving a strong sense of place. Across 15 chapters and 22 gardens, Claire's stunning photography is accompanied by essays written by the garden owners or designers. The chapters detail the journey to establishing the gardens, their motivation, and the struggles and rewards the gardens bring day in, day out. Beautifully presented, Australian Dreamscapes is a stunning journey through the diversity of gardens in Australia.

The Constant Gardener


Author: Holly Kerr Forsyth
Publisher: The Miegunyah Press
ISBN: 052285432X
Category: Gardening
Page: 515
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Covering an enormous range of subjects, this essential guide to your garden describes how to cultivate and care for your favourite plants; how to grow fruit trees, lay a lawn or design a 'potager'. The Constant Gardener reveals the fascinating history of the rose, discusses pruning techniques, tells you how to create nutrient-rich compost, pave a path or lay a hedge. It is packed with handy hints, recipes and stories.

An Historical Geography of Modern Australia

The Restive Fringe
Author: Joseph Michael Powell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521408295
Category: History
Page: 424
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This is a substantial study immediately established itself as essential reading for all those with a serious interest in Australian studies.

Australian Garden Rescue

Restoring a Damaged Garden
Author: Mary Horsfall
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1486300014
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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Whether you have a garden suffering from lack of attention, damaged from weather events or suffering pest attacks, Australian Garden Rescue will guide you through practical solutions, helpful tips and preventative tactics to minimise future harm. Best-selling author Mary Horsfall explores how our harsh climate can impact gardens, including the effects of bushfires, floods, frost, storms and heatwaves. She also addresses various pests from possums, snails and caterpillars to fungal problems and weeds. With an emphasis on environmentally friendly strategies and simple advice, this highly illustrated guide will provide tactics for gardeners repairing recent damage or tackling prolonged neglect. Regardless of your garden’s size or location, this book should be part of your gardening toolkit.

The Australian Garden Lover


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: N.A
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The Open Garden

Australian Gardens and Their Gardeners
Author: Louise Earwaker,Neil Robertson
Publisher: Inter Australia Company
ISBN: 9781865081427
Category: Gardening
Page: 259
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The Australian continent holds an extraordinary range of climates and conditions which have resulted in richly varied gardens. This book tells the story of 46 gardeners, from a fifth-generation pastoralist to a passionate cycad-collecting policeman, who work with climate peculiarities for their gardens. Opening their gardens and meditations to the public, the gardeners explain how they balance the demands of continuity against changing times; make innovative marriages brought in by the wider perspective provided by travel and reading; and yet create gardens with a distinctly Australian sensibility.

Australian Garden and Field


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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APAIS 1991: Australian public affairs information service


Author: N.A
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Australia's Quarter Acre

The Story of the Ordinary Suburban Garden
Author: Peter Timms
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 231
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From plots to plants, Timms describes the decline of the manicured lawn and the productive home vegetable garden and our passion for roses and gladioli.