Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants Suitable for Cultivation, Volume 4
This publication caters for the professional horticulturist and amateur gardening enthusiast, and is written in an easy to understand style. Scientific terms, where used, have been explained or included in the comprehensive glossary. The text is complemented by many delicately executed line drawings by Trevor Blake and a wonderful selection of colour photographs. This is the fourth of a multi-volume set in which the authors have drawn on their extensive experience of years devoted to the culture of Australian plants.
Volume Four treats the following genera in great detail: EUCALYPTUS (with the most comprehensive cultivation details available), FICUS, FLINDERSIA, GASTROLOBIUM, GOMPHOLOBIUM, GOODENIA and GOSSYPIUM.
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