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The Waterwise Australian Native Garden


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Foreword: Angus Stewart Foreword: AB Bishop PART 1: INTO THE WILD The Daintree, Qld Sturt National Park, NSW Beecroft Peninsula, NSW The Australian Alps, NSW and Vic The Bend of Islands, Vic Eucalyptus Expert: Elspeth Jacobs Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tas Kangaroo Island, SA Fitzgerald River National Park, WA Horticulture Expert: Digby Growns Central Australia, NT PART 2: ELEMENTS OF DESIGN Redesigning Garden Design Wildflower Expert: Nola Parry Horticulture Experts: Gwen and Rodger Elliot Fire Considerations Growing Bush Foods Nursery Experts: Evan Clucas and Leanne Weston Attracting Fauna Bird Expert: Holly Parsons PART 3: MAKING A GARDEN Soil Requirements Native Plant Expert: Peter Olde Deep Planting Propagating Native Plants Garden Maintenance PART 4: GARDEN EXAMPLES Brooke's Garden The McLellans' Garden The Walcotts' Garden Big Hill Eremaea King Billy AB's Garden Eleanor's Garden The Jerkovics' Garden Stokes Bay Bush Garden Alice Springs Desert Park PART 5: AUSTRALIAN PLANTS ON THE WORLD STAGE PART 6: NATIVE PLANT CULTIVARS Native Plant Cultivar List Native Plant Nurseries Index Acknowledgements Credits

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Australia's leading native plant expert, Angus Stewart is a professional horticulturalist who has spent a lifetime working with and breeding Australian plants to make them more gardener-friendly. Angus is well known as a former presenter on ABC's Gardening Australia. The author of five previous gardening books, including the bestselling Creating an Australian Garden (working with AB Bishop), Angus contributes to Gardening Australia magazine and has written for a host of other publications. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the Plant Propagators' Society International Award of Honour as well as being admitted into the Horticultural Media Association's Hall of Fame. AB Bishop is a horticulturalist and conservationist, who lives in an environmental living zone where native fauna and flora are actively protected by residents. She writes for Gardening Australia magazine and The Age newspaper, and appears regularly on Melbourne's 3CR gardening program. She was researcher for ABC's Gardening Australia program for five years and currently works at a native nursery. Her book Habitat, published in 2018, is the definitive work on creating a wildlife-friendly Australian garden.

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