Native Grasses for Australian Gardens


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Native grasses, through their versatility, striking and elegant forms and their beautiful flowers, foliage and seed heads, can greatly enhance your garden. They can be mass-planted or used singly as a feature, and be grown around ponds, along paths or in containers. Native Grasses for Australian Gardens is a complete guide to native grasses and grass-like plants, with full-colour images. It includes:

– a guide to what is a native grass
– an A-Z of native grasses and grass-like plants, providing a description, an indication of what plants the grass will combine well with, how to care for the grass, and the flowering period.
– selection guides to help you choose plants for a particular location
– characteristics and uses for native grasses in your garden

If you’re unfamiliar with Australia’s wide variety of native grasses, you will be pleasantly surprised by Native Grasses for Australian Gardens, an invaluable guide for horticulturalists, students, landscapers and gardeners.

Jocelyn Jones is a landscape architect who has been involved with native plants for many years, including exporting Flannel Flowers to Japan. She specialises in photography of native plants and also teaches horticulture at TAFE.

Nola Parry has been in the native plant industry for most of her life. She has been involved in the propagation, wholesale, retail, floral design and promotion of native plants and owns a specialist native plant nursery on the Central Coast of New South Wales.

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