Native Australian Plants
Their Propagation and Cultivation
by A. M. Blombery
Angus & Robertson, 1959, black and white line drawings, colour photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket,
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front end paper, price-clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, creasing, chipping and small tears to edges and corners (see photographs)
“The flowers and shrubs of our bushland are part of the national heritage. Their colour, form, and fragrance have for Australians a particular beauty and significance, and no imported species, however attractive, could take their place. As the bushlands recede there is an increasing need to preserve the native plants, and what better way of preservation is there than to grow them in the home garden? For too long they have been regarded as hard to grow. Here, from his own experience and experiments, Mr Blombery explodes that superstition.
This book is written for laymen by a layman, with a meticulous care for detail. It deals with some dozens of species, and by discussing the causes of failure in different species, and by giving details of aspect, type of soil, use of fertilizer, and necessity for drainage, it makes the growing of shrubs simple and satisfying.”