"Plants of Melbourne's Western Plains: A Gardener's Guide to the Original Flora, 2nd Edition"
“The subordinate title of this book, A gardener’s guide to the original flora delightfully understates the scope of this excellent publication … Not only will the gardener be inspired by the choice of plants to grow and the conditions to which they are best suited, but enthusiasts from across the natural history spectrum will learn about the flora and some of the fauna of this area. … It is at once an identification tool for both flora and its associated fauna, and a revelation for the budding landscaper through images of plants in natural habitat and in replaced naturalistic garden settings.”
Neville Walsh, Senior Conservation Botanist, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Rodger Elliot AM, leading horticulturalist & international authority on Australian plants
223 pages. Fully illustrated in colour with 500+ photographs, maps and diagrams. Botanical and common names identify most of the
local indigenous plants that are available in nurseries, together with each plant's favoured growing conditions, mature size, flowering
times, whether they are bird and/or butterfly attracting, and more.
Available from local nurseries (especially local indigenous nurseries) and local bookshops. RRP $19.95.
If it isn't in your local outlet, ask them why, and ask them to get it in for you.
For enquiries about large orders, please contact
Bookshops must place orders via
Dennis Jones and Associates.
The grasslands of Victoria’s Western Plains and similar plant
communities in the Northern Plains contain the highest proportion of threatened plant species in the state. Grasslands now cover less
than 1% of their former extent on the Keilor-Werribee Plains and less than 1% in Victoria.
For complete details of the
contents of the book, click here.