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The popularity of Australian plants has increased and they are grown all over the world, from the UK to North Africa and Japan to Singapore. The Landscaping with Australian Plants ebook shows you possibilities of differentiating your landscaping options and using Australian plants, something that you might not have even considered using where you live. There are a wide range of plants that grow in different climates and can be useful and very nice to look at.

There are many purposeful ways that Australian plants can be used in the garden regardless of the garden style. They may be used to create barriers against wind, sun, or fire, or to block out unsightly views and to frame vistas.

Written by John Mason and staff of ACS Distance Education, the Landscaping with Australian Plants ebook is 197 pages that will change your perspective on using Australian native plants within your landscape and garden design.

CONTENTS 
 

CHAPTER 1 HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN GARDENS: EARLY INFLUENCES
 
Early gardens 
People who influenced Australian garden design 
 

CHAPTER 2 LANDSCAPING APPLICATIONS
 
Formal native gardens 
Natives for hedging 
Natives for edging formal gardens
Shaping natives for formality 
The Australian bush garden 
Other types of dry gardens 
Woodland garden (dry sclerophyll forest)
Heathland garden 
Bush tucker gardens 
Rainforest gardens 
Useful tips when landscaping and designing with natives
 

CHAPTER 3 FUNCTIONAL USES OF AUSTRALIAN PLANTS
Windbreaks
Designing and planting a firebreak 
Supporting wildlife
Land erosion
Shaping sloping ground
Settling soil
 

CHAPTER 4 GROWING NATIVES
General growing 
Guidelines 
Environmental factors 
Nutrition 
Soils and plants 
How to plant a native 
Pruning 
Pests and diseases 
 

CHAPTER 5 COMPONENTS OF A LANDSCAPE
 
Components of a landscape 
Climate 
Microclimates 
Water and plant growth 
Watering
Testing if a plant needs water 
Australian plants for water wise gardens 
Using water as a garden feature 
Formal ponds 
Informal ponds 
Water garden practicalities 
Native rockeries 
What is natural gardening? 
What is a natural, wild or bush garden? 
Natural pest control 
Natural weed control 
Birds in the garden 
Designing garden spaces
 

CHAPTER 6 NATIVE TREES
 
Choosing your trees 
Other popular trees
 

CHAPTER 7 SHRUBS 
Where to use shrubs
 

CHAPTER 8 FLOWERS
 
Using natives for colour 
Some plants which flower for long periods 
Other plants which flower for extended periods 
Autumn flowering plants 
Winter flowering plants 
 

CHAPTER 9 GROUND COVERS AND CLIMBERS
How to use groundcovers
Climbers
Others
Popular native climbers
 

CHAPTER 10 CONIFERS AND PALMS
 
Conifers
Palms 
 

CHAPTER 11 FERNS
Australian indigenous ferns 
Tree ferns 
 


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Landscaping With Australian Plants - PDF ebook Landscaping With Australian Plants - PDF ebook
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