• A to Z of Plant Names
    The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and allows every gardener to name plants with confidence. This comprehensive yet handy guide features the botanic names of the plants that gardeners really grow.

    Additional information includes suggested pronunciation, the common name, the derivation of the scientific name, the number of species currently accepted, the type of plant and the distribution.

    The book will help demystify names, provide the intriguing background information to naming conventions and empower you to feel confident about naming plants.
  • Allure of Fungi

    Although relatively little known, fungi provide the links between the terrestrial organisms and ecosystems that underpin our functioning planet.

    The Allure of Fungi presents fungi through multiple perspectives – those of mycologists and ecologists, foragers and forayers, naturalists and farmers, aesthetes and artists, philosophers and Traditional Owners. It explores how a history of entrenched fears and misconceptions about fungi has led to their near absence in Australian ecological consciousness and biodiversity conservation.

    Through a combination of text and visual essays, the author reflects on how aesthetic, sensate experience deepened by scientific knowledge offers the best chance for understanding fungi, the forest and human interactions with them.

  • Alpine Plants

    Co-published with the Alpine Garden Society, this much-awaited guide covers every aspect related to growing healthy alpine plants, supplemented with beautiful colour photos of species in situ, helpful tables and graphs:

    • Details on species in the wild and in cultivation
    • Comprehensive info on ecosystems, pest and disease control, climate, geology, soils, growth, chemical nutrition, reproduction and distribution
    • Impact of global climate change

  • Australian Native Garden

    This authoritative and practical book – written in an approachable and accessible style – focuses on growing and using native plants in the home garden.

    It provides expert information on the fundamentals – soils, cultivation techniques, pruning, fertilising and maintenance – and looks at different styles of garden design, using Australian plants not only for aesthetic reasons but for creating drought-proof gardens, fire resistant gardens, and environments attractive to native fauna as well. Growing your own bush foods is also covered.

    Highly illustrated and information-packed, The Australian Native Garden showcases some of the best designed Australian gardens and explores rural areas around Australia where indigenous species thrive in the wild, representing a fascinating source of inspiration and information.

  • Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening

    This book is a friendly guide to popular succulents, walking novices through all the basics, like:

    • Choosing your succulents – from Hens and Chicks (Echeveria) to bristly flowering cactus varieties
    • Mixing the right soils for your succulents and preparing the growing environment
    • Easy potting and transplanting techniques
    • Succulent care – including watering, fertilizing and providing the right amount of sun for each variety

    In addition, the book features:

    • Helpful tips on what to look for when buying a plant, how to troubleshoot when your succulent shows signs of distress, how to trim the leaves and stems and how to start new plants from cuttings
    • Clear diagrams and at-a-glance fact sheets for each variety
    • Inspirational photos of attractively and happily-housed succulents

  • Book of Little Hostas

    Hostas are irresistible. Their sculptural leaves and appealing textures make it difficult to stop at one, and it is easy to fill a garden with them. They can be used on their own or with companion plants to make charming displays on the patio, porch, or even windowsill.

    Help is at hand with this attractive guide to the popular new small hostas that take up less space and are ideally suited to container cultivation.

  • Book of Orchids

    One of every seven flowering plants on Earth is an orchid. Orchidaceae is the second most widely distributed plant family, yet remains one of the least understood.

    Here are profiles of 600 key species, complete with full taxonomic and phylogenic details, captured in exquisite photographs and representing the remarkable diversity, complexity and beauty of these extraordinary and beguiling plants.

  • Buddlejas
    The first comprehensive coverage of the popular and varied genus Buddleja, a wonderful garden plant whose tolerance of drought, many soil conditions and common pests ensures them a place in every garden. This book provides valuable clarification of the confusion over the naming of Buddleja species and hybrids, details the diversity of the genus and introduces gardeners to the spectacular quality of the flowers. It is ideal for collectors and enthusiasts, as well as wildlife and natural-style gardeners.
  • Carnations & Pinks
    This book includes: history and outline of the genus Dianthus species, planting ideas, displaying carnations indoors, advice on cultivation, propagation and hybridising remedies for pests, diseases and disorders. Beautiful full colour photographs along with dozens of recommendations of their favorite carnations and pinks for all growing conditions.
  • Clematis & Climbers
    Simple advice on planting, creating impressive combinations and keeping climbers in top condition. Advice and 'recipes' for combining climbers to great effect for a vine entrance, rustic arch, quick cover-up, etc. Details on supports (trellis to tripod). A-Z of the best plants with photos and full cultivation advice. Guide to pruning, propagation, topiary, and seasonal care. Fully-illustrated. Colour illustrated.
  • Clematis: New Plant Library
    From the elegant species to the boldest, large-flowering hybrids, there are clematis to suit every style of garden. This grower''s guide contains the secrets of choosing, growing, cultivating, propagating, pruning, and controlling pests and diseases in an easy-to-use, step-by-step format.
  • Container Succulents

    Container Succulents is the perfect book for container gardening beginners who don't have a lot of space to work with. The beautiful photographs of succulent decor are sure to inspire your inner gardener, interior designer and all-around house plant lover.

    Learn how to care for and display individual succulent varieties, or get creative with groupings that combine multiple plants with complementary colours, shapes and sizes. Whether you prefer a garden that is simple or intricate, this book covers all the basics of container selection and succulent care to ensure healthy plants.

    • Use the colours and textures of your containers to enhance the tones and textures of the succulents to create stunning visual combinations
    • Repurpose old cans and kitchenware to create interesting and healthy new homes for your succulents
    • Use unconventional and openwork containers (like an antique birdcage) to add a new dimension to a composition
    • Plant succulents in antique urns and pedestals for a touch of the unexpected
    • Use traditional planters and baskets to create interesting design effects
    • Create attractive soil surfaces and use cuttings to create original arrangements
    • And much more!

    Each arrangement includes a floor plan showing you how to mix the colours, shapes and textures in ways that are pleasing to the eye and healthy for the plants. A reference guide to over 120 succulent varieties explains the different plants' characteristics to help you create compatible groupings.

  • Crocuses

    Few flowers can rival crocuses for the cheer they bring to the barren, late-winter garden and for the affection in which they are held by millions of gardeners. But though they're viewed as an icon of early spring, crocuses aren't just one-season wonders: there are also dozens of striking autumn-blooming species that appear just when they're most needed, as summer's flowers wind down. And because many species originate in the Mediterranean basin, they're ideal for gardens in which summer irrigation has been reduced or eliminated.

    In this comprehensive authoritative reference Janis describes all the known species of the Crocus. Also included is expert information on cultivating crocuses (both in the ground and in containers), growing crocuses from seed and coping with pests and diseases.

    Equally invaluable are the author's photographs, many taken in the plants native habitats. He discusses their use in the garden, their botanical characteristics and classifications-all in non-specialist language so that even readers without botanical background can profit by his knowledge and broad experience.

  • Delphiniums

    An authoritative colour guide to growing, raising and breeding themajestic flowers of the Ranunculaceae family (eg foxgloves).

    • Expert advice on species in the wild and in cultivation, including the many colours, species and hybrids now available
    • Complete coverage: classification, propagation, hybridising, pests and diseases, etc
    • Tips for creating year-round colour – gardens, containers, patios, cut flowers

  • Encyclopedia of Container Plants

    The ideal guide to this world of colourful possibilities. Award-winning container gardener and horticulturist Ray Rogers profiles more than 500 outstanding plants in 180 genera. Along with Rogers's engaging descriptions, the entries include:

    • Each plant's height and spread
    • Light, moisture, temperature and soil requirements
    • Ease and rate of growth
    • Principal interest and design attributes
    • Potential problems
    • Best method of propagation

    The stunning photographs add a wealth of visual inspiration to show just how spectacular a well-grown – and carefully chosen – container garden can be.

  • Field Guide to Australian Wildflowers
    Over 1000 species represent all the key floristic regions of Australia, including the Grampians (Vic), the Barrens and Stirling Ranges (WA), Sydney's heathlands and the tropical north.

    Plants are listed alphabetically within their family group and all have colour photos, line drawings of leaves and fruits if they aid identification, and a description which includes height, flowers, leaves, fruits, habitat, distribution and flowering season.

    The comprehensive introduction explains how to identify wildflowers in the field (including structure, form and function), flower family groups, classification and terminology, and vegetation zones.

  • Flower Expert

    Fleur McHarg is one of the most in-demand florists and floral arrangers in Australia. She brings over 25 years of experience in creating unique floral arrangements for every kind of event imaginable, and colours it with her unique take on colour, the personalities of flowers and why there are some things you should never do.

    In The Flower Expert she shares her astute flower philosophy, including:

    • Over 30 of her favourite flowers and how to use them
    • Why some combinations work and others don't
    • How to select a base and blend colours for a flower arrangement

  • Gardener's A-Z Guide to Flowers

    An essential reference tool for gardeners who grow from seed, suitable for new and experienced. This widely-acclaimed encyclopedia provides instant-access to:

    • Sowing, transplanting and care guidelines for 600 plants, from start to blossom
    • 576 annuals, perennials and bulbs in colour photo gallery with quick-reference info on each plant's characteristics and needs
    • At-a-glance planning chart for selecting 1200+ species by height, colour, bloom time, purposes / region suitability