Australia's Quarter Acre: The Story of the Ordinary Suburban Garden
A spirited defense of the home garden, this fascinating study explains how Australia became the world's first great suburban nation, why Aussies are so passionate about roses and gladioli, how social and economic developments have altered the layouts of front and back gardens, and reasons for the slow decline of the manicured lawn and the productive home vegetable-garden. The designs, plantings, and hidden meanings of the ordinary garden are thoroughly explored, and the book offers unique new perspectives on everything from fruit trees and woodsheds to rotary clotheslines and illuminated Santas at Christmas.
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What a lovely book! I read it in just over two days, which is something of a record for me with non-fiction. I picked it up as part of a small pile of second hand gardening books because I was hooked ...
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