For two decades readers around the world have been fascinated by Brian Capon's crystal-clear descriptions of how plants work. What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How do plants use each other - and animals - to survive? How do they reproduce, and how do they transform nutrients into growth? Botany for Gardeners&nbs... read more
For over 40 years Judy Cuppaidge travelled the Pacific to paint rare, beautiful and exotic flowers before the oblivion of civilisation. In this book, 32 of her exquisitely painted flowers are lovingly depicted together with their stories of discovery, chance and mischance from her travel diaries, delightfully told in her own ... read more
For the first time, a definitive field guide covering more than 500 fungi species with 548 superb colour photographs. All fungi photographed in their natural environment - many for the first time with information on fungal biology, ecology, classification, distribution, roles of fungi in nature, and spore prints. Descriptions... read more
Ellis Rowan - painter, naturalist, writer and explorer - was an extraordinary woman for her era. Petite, plucky and always immaculately dressed, for almost 50 years she travelled to the remote parts of Australia, India, Europe, America and New Guinea in pursuit of exotic flowers and wildlife to paint. Over 3000 works testify ... read more
Seven leading botanical artists are brought together for the first time in this beautifully illustrated book. Author Janda Gooding shares the stories behind each artist's illustrations and reveals a rich and diverse record of Western Australia's unique flora, fauna and fungi.
The flower hunters were intrepid explorers - remarkable, eccentric men and women who scoured the world in search of extraordinary plants from the middle of the seventeenth to the end of the nineteenth century, and helped establish the new science of botany. For these adventurers, the search for new, undiscovered plant specime... read more
Offers a collection of Victorian botanical paintings discovered in the attic of Frampton Court in Gloucestershire over a century after they were created. This work includes paintings that have come to light since the original discovery. It describes the paintings and the family, and relates it to the rich flora of England in ... read more
A tribute to the female colonial artists who drew and painted the indigenous wildflowers and plants of Australia. Each chapter presents a short biography of an artist, followed by a 'portfolio' section of images. Artists include: Marianne Collinson Campbell, Ellis Rowan, Dorothy English Paty, Ida McComish, and Louisa Ann Meredith.
The refined and revered tradition of botanical illustration, produced under aristocratic patronage, stretches back to the Renaissance. It emerged out of the desire to catalogue nature in all its wild splendour, and it was a process that demanded the most precise and skilful of artists. French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redo... read more
Adam Forster (18481928) began life as Carl Ludwig August Wiarda in East Friesland (Germany). After serving in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 as a lieutenant, he spent many years as a businessman in South Africa. From there, he migrated to Sydney, in 1891, changing his name to create a more acceptable identity to the British ... read more
Flowers have long been a favorite subject among artists, and the development of many well-known horticultural varieties may be traced through their depiction on paper or canvas over the centuries. Painterly Plants explores this fascinating relationship between horticulture and art through 14 of the most exquisitely beautiful ... read more
Few things are better for our health than regular, plentiful portions of fresh fruit. And few things taste more delicious than fruit picked straight from the tree or bush and eaten when perfectly ripe, perhaps still warm from the sun. This is fruit the way nature intended, not fruit that has been flown in from hundreds or tho... read more
Discover how planning and preparation, basic tools and the most rudimentary gardening ability can transform an allotment, garden, patio, or even an urban balcony into a homegrown haven. Choose your crop from easy-to-grow varieties that require minimum effort but deliver excellent results.
Over 200 temperate and subtropical fruits, nuts and berries to grow in gardens, farms or orchards.
Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember run a successful business installing edible gardens: in polystyrene boxes on balconies, in crates you can put anywhere in your backyard, or by creating no-dig, raised garden beds. After years of helping clients set up spaces to grow their own fruit and vegetables they believe anyone can create ... read more
In this fantastic book, completely revised and updated, you'll learn the secrets to growing your own fabulous, fresh produce using the gardener's inheritance - heirloom vegetables. Tastier, more diverse and producing higher yields than commercially grown varieties, these vegetables are the best to grow in any vegetable garden... read more