Native plants, through their versatility, striking and elegant forms and their beautiful
flowers, foliage and seed heads, can greatly enhance your garden. They can be massplanted
or used singly as a feature and be grown around ponds, along paths or in
containers. Small Native Plants for Australian Gardens is a complete guide to native
grasses and grass-like plants, with full-colour images. It includes:
A guide to what is a native plant
An A-Z of native plants and grass-like plants providing a description, an indication of what plants the plant will combine well with, how to care for the plant, and the flowering period
Selection guides to help you chose plants for a particular location
Characteristics and uses for native plants in your garden
If you’re unfamiliar with Australia’s wide variety of native plants, you will be pleasantly
surprised by Small Native Plants for Australian Gardens, an invaluable guide for
horticulturalists, students, landscapers and gardeners.
Jocelyn Jones is a landscape architect who has been involved with native plants for
many years, including exporting Flannel Flowers to Japan. She specialises in
photography of native plants and also teaches horticulture at TAFE.
Nola Parry has been in the plant industry for most of her life. She has been involved in the propagation, wholesale, retail, floral design and promotion of native plants and
owns a specialist native plant nursery on the Central Coast of New South Wales.