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  • URBAN ARBOREAL : A Modern Glossary of City Trees
    URBAN ARBOREAL : A Modern Glossary of City Trees
    JORDAN MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781781317419
    Title: URBAN ARBOREAL : A Modern Glossary of City Trees
    Author: JORDAN MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    A selection of 70 urban-dwelling trees from across the world that celebrates the beauty and cultural importance of these botanical giants.
    Trees are an important part of the life of many cities.


    Whether in avenues or parks they provide shade, a green resting place for the eye, comfort for the mind, and as we increasingly know from research, help keep the atmosphere cool and fresh. Some cities are famous for a particular species, such as the orange trees of Seville, Londons plane trees, or Washington DC's cherry blossoms, whereas others are renowned for trees in general, such as the remarkable diversity to be found in Delhi.Urban Arboreal looks at city trees and their stories in all their complexity how they have become synonymous with their cities is often an untold story. By knowing more about these trees we come to know more about the very spaces we inhabit, or wish we did! It celebrates their glories and the symbolic place they have in the lives of city dwellers, and at how they are increasingly seen as important allies in improving the quality and health of the urban environment. Above all, this is a clarion call for bringing more life into urban communities. Through 70 trees we travel the world and come to learn the hidden histories that are wrapped up in these botanical giants.

    Imprint: AURUM PRESS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • WATERWISE AUSTRALIAN NATIVE GARDEN : A practical guide to garden design plant selection and much more
    WATERWISE AUSTRALIAN NATIVE GARDEN : A practical guide to garden design plant selection and much more
    STEWART ANGUS / BISHOP A B
    ISBN: 9781760525552
    Title: WATERWISE AUSTRALIAN NATIVE GARDEN : A practical guide to garden design plant selection and much more
    Author: STEWART ANGUS / BISHOP A B
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • WEED FORAGERS HANDBOOK : A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia
    WEED FORAGERS HANDBOOK : A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia
    GRUBB ADAM
    ISBN: 9781864471212
    Title: WEED FORAGERS HANDBOOK : A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia
    Author: GRUBB ADAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: HYLAND HOUSE
    RRP: $21.99
    Price: $21.99
  • WEIRD PLANTS
    WEIRD PLANTS
    THOROGOOD CHRIS
    ISBN: 9781842466629
    Title: WEIRD PLANTS
    Author: THOROGOOD CHRIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Plants trick, kill, steal and kidnap, and this unique book explores a fascinating world in which plants have turned the tables on animals.

    For the first time, this extraordinary compilation showcases weird, mysterious and bizarre plants from around the world.

    Plants trick, kill, steal and kidnap, and this unique book explores a fascinating world in which plants have turned the tables on animals. Author Chris Thorogood showcases these plant behaviours, the interrelationships among plants, the interdependencies between plants and animals, and the intrigue of plant evolution.

    All types of weird and sinister are featured in this book, from carnivorous plants that drug, drown and consume unsuspecting insect prey; giant pitcher plants that have evolved toilets for tree shrews; flowers that mimic rotting flesh to attract pollinating flies, and orchids that duplicitously look, feel and even smell like a female insect to bamboozle sex-crazed male bees.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $37.99

    Price: $37.99
  • WILD AT HOME : How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants
    WILD AT HOME : How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants
    CARTER HILTON
    ISBN: 9781782497134
    Title: WILD AT HOME : How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants
    Author: CARTER HILTON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Take a tour through Hilton’s own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle. As the owner of over 200 plants, Hilton feels strongly about the role of plants in one’s home – not just for the beauty they add, but for health benefits as well: ‘having plants in your home not only adds life, but changes the airflow throughout. It’s also a key design element when styling your place. For me, it wasn’t about just having greenery, but having the right variety of greenery. I like to see the different textures of foliage all grouped together. You take a fiddle leaf fig and sandwich it between a birds of paradise and a monstera and…. yes!’

    You will be armed with the know-how you need to care for your plants, where to place them, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and much more, and most importantly, how to arrange them so that they look their best. Combine sizes and leaf shapes to stunning effect, grow your own succulents from leaf cuttings, create your own air plant display, and more.

    Imprint: CICO BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • WILDERNESS : Celebrating Australia’s protected places
    WILDERNESS : Celebrating Australia’s protected places
    ISBN: 9780648295402
    Title: WILDERNESS : Celebrating Australia’s protected places
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Wilderness Society present a new, limited edition coffee table book. Wilderness - Celebrating Australia’s protected places is filled with breathtaking photographs of Australia’s majestic, saved landscapes.

    The book celebrates the places Wilderness Society has campaigned to protect for over 40 years, including Kakadu, the Daintree rainforest, the Kimberley-and of course, the mighty Franklin river.

    Imprint: TO BE ALLOCATED
    RRP: $125.00

    Price: $125.00
  • WITCHS GARDEN
    WITCHS GARDEN
    ISBN: 9781787394360
    Title: WITCHS GARDEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: November 2020 New Release

    The Witch's Garden describes over 50 of the world's most powerful, harmful, legendary and storied plants - from the screaming mandrake to calming St John's Wort, to predicting the weather with seaweed, the creation of salves for broken hearts, sore heads, protection from evil spirits and to even induce immortality.

    Wise women, apothecaries, witches, herbalists: whatever you like to call them, those who cultivate plants for their apparent mystical properties have existed for thousands of years. The Witch's Garden tells the story of our folkloric fascination with these magical specimens, documenting the beliefs and rituals surrounding the natural world. Illustrated with pages from herbals held within the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, along with botanical illustrations and archival images depicting magic and mayhem, The Witch's Garden beautifully evokes the bewitching nature of mysterious plants.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
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