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Com­mon­sense Citrus by Ian Tol­ley Ihabi Publi­ca­tions

Global citrus expert Ian Tol­ley shares a life­time of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence in this com­pre­hen­sive vol­ume. Writ­ten for stu­dents, home gar­den­ers and com­mer­cial grow­ers alike, the guide of­fers advice on such mat­ters as prop­a­ga­tion, plant­ing and sus­tain­able man­age­ment, and fea­tures more than 500 pho­to­graphs and il­lus­tra­tions.

Olive Pink: Artist, Ac­tivist & Gar­dener by Gil­lian Ward Hardie Grant

Evoca­tively il­lus­trated with his­tor­i­cal pho­to­graphs and Olive Pink’s su­perb orig­i­nal paint­ings of the flow­ers of the Cen­tral Aus­tralian re­gion, this fas­ci­nat­ing bi­og­ra­phy doc­u­ments the life and work of an un­con­ven­tional woman way ahead of her time.

Se­cret Gar­dens by Matthew Cantwell New Hol­land

A feast of res­i­den­tial con­tem­po­rary land­scap­ing, this cof­fee-ta­ble book show­cases gar­dens de­signed and con­structed by Matthew Cantwell and his award-win­ning land­scape team. Cov­er­ing coun­try and city, na­tive and ex­otic, com­pact and ram­bling gar­dens, it of­fers in­spi­ra­tion for all gar­den­ers.

Pi­cardy by Mar­ian Somes Echo Pub­lish­ing

Charm­ing mem­oir of a rus­tic house and gar­den, which pay homage to the own­ers’ love of all things French. Com­plete with Monet-in­spired pick­ing gar­den, Pi­cardy sits per­fectly in its Aus­tralian land­scape. With sump­tu­ous pho­tog­ra­phy by Sue Stubbs and a host of coun­try recipes, it’s a lovely book to curl up with on a win­try day.

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