There are hundreds of species of native plants of all shapes and sizes suitbale for the garden, but which are the best? Which will be the easiest to grow and the most likely to succeed in a variety of climates with minimal care and maintenance? This work offers a selection of readily available, hardy, versatile and attractive trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, ferns, vines and groundcovers. From the interlacing divaricates to the bold-leaved puka, from the flowing grasses to the structural lancewoods, Fiona Eadie suggests ways of combining different textures and forms to enhamnce the garden throughout the seasons. Including advice on care and maintenance, pests and problems, likes and dislikes and extensive landscaping suggestions, this book is suitable for novice gardeners as well as landscaping professionals.
Fiona Eadie has an MSc in botany from the University of Otago, A highly experienced nurserywoman, she is currently the head gardener at Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula, where she can take credit for the garden's much admired plantings. She also teaches in horticulture throughout New Zealand.