Art and Design With Australian Plants

Book - 2017
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Native offers planting palettes and design themes, gardening techniques and inspiration for an original and exciting perspective on the very best of Australian local flora. When Kate Herd started experimenting with how she pruned and trained the native plants in her riverside garden in Melbourne, she made some amazing discoveries. A eucalyptus shrub she had cut right back to the ground reappeared as the most beautiful sprawling ground cover. Westringia was shaped to impersonate perfect English Box balls. And she found that Tasmanian beech trees could grow as a copse in small city courtyards. Jela had similar experiences in her own garden design practice and together Kate and Jela have explored the unique beauty and resilience of Australia's native plants. Known for their absolute versatility and hardiness in the garden, native plants also offer up original forms for cut flowers and sculpture. Garden designers Fiona Brockhoff and Sue Barnsley, Sculptor Tracey Deep and Artist Janet Lawrence all share their own love of Australian plants and how they incorporate them into their work. Chapters cover topics such as: Feature Foliage, Sculptural Forms, Pliability, Shady Spaces and Flowering Meadows.
Publisher: Port Melbourne, Victoria : 2017. Thames & Hudson Australia,
ISBN: 9780500501023
Branch Call Number: ANF 635.95194 HERD
Characteristics: 215 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Ivankovic-Waters, Jela


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Mar 19, 2018

Gardens now are very sophisticated and this book exemplifies all the best of Australian design principles while utilizing hardy but beautiful native plants.

Mar 18, 2018

Contemporary, slick, stylish and tranquil... words not commonly associated with native plantings, however this book has ingenious ways of utilising some stunning plants most gardeners are unaware of in ways most would never have seen before.

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