Winner of the 2018 HMAA Laurel Award for best book
First published as The Australian Native Garden
There's never been a more crucial time to droughtproof your garden and to consider Australian native plants as a key component in your outdoor space. This award-winning practical volume, from two of the country's foremost horticultural experts, offers everything you need to know about designing and growing a garden that promotes careful water use and features Australian native plants in the home garden. Including information on the fundamentals of Australian soils, cultivation techniques, drainage, pruning, fertilising and maintenance, as well as creating a fire-resistant garden, establishing habitats attractive to native fauna and growing your own bush foods. The Waterwise Australian Native Garden is a highly illustrated, comprehensive showcase of the best plants to choose and the best gardens from which to draw inspiration. It's a must-have for garden lovers all over this wide, brown land.
'If you're looking to improve or create a native garden, this is the book for you' - Australian Geographic
'This is a book to treasure, and one that will be a companion for a lifetime' - Adelaide Advertiser
'An authoritative reference for home gardeners everywhere' - Country Home Ideas