“The subordinate title of this book, A gardener’s guide to the original flora’ delightfully understates the scope of this excellent publication … Not only will the gardener be inspired by the choice of plants to grow and the conditions to which they are best suited, but enthusiasts from across the natural history spectrum will learn about the flora and some of the fauna of this area. … It is at once an identification tool for both flora and its associated fauna, and a revelation for the budding landscaper through images of plants in natural habitat and in replaced naturalistic garden settings.”
Neville Walsh, Senior Conservation Botanist, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
“Congratulations are certainly due to the APS Keilor Plains Group for producing such a wonderful and special book … that not only deals with the plants of Melbourne’s Western Plains but also with the relevance and importance of attracting local wildlife to gardens.”
Rodger Elliot AM, leading horticulturalist & international authority on Australian plants
223 pages. Fully illustrated in colour with 500+ photographs, maps and diagrams. Botanical and common names identify most of the local indigenous plants that are available in nurseries, together with each plant’s favoured growing conditions, mature size, flowering times, whether they are bird and/or butterfly attracting, and more.