Australian Grasses: A Gardeners Guide

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Author: Nick Romanowski
Publisher: Hyland House
Format: Softback
ISBN: 9781864471
Product Id: 4806

This book is a gardener's guide to native grasses, hedges, rushes and grass trees. Grasses took the gardening world by storm in the 1980's and Australian nurseries imported every exotic species they could find. Yet most Australian grasses remain virtually unknown, even though they are as spectacularly beautiful as the finest the rest of the world has to offer. Nowadays they are increasingly used as low-maintenance lawns and ground covers, colour-rich grasslands and pasture lands, as well as garden features and water-garden plants. This book describes around 200 species and is illustrated with photos taken in rain forests, wetlands, mallee scrub and gardens from arid inland areas to the mountains and the coast.