A gardener’s guide to the original flora
PLANTS OF MELBOURNE’S WESTERN PLAINS
Following the induction with details of the creation of the publication there are several excellent maps to clearly define the reference area.
“ More than 40,000 years ago, humans living on Victoria’s Western Plains maintained the open grassland and grassey woodlands that dominated the volcanic landscape with sporadic burning”
If this statement doesn’t entice you to read more I’m not sure what would.
Topics covered include
Wetlands, bogs and ponds,
Attracting birds, creating a frog and or reptile friendly garden.
Plants trees and shrubs.
Aquatics and wetland species.
Grasses and Tussocks.
Wildflowers, low shrubs and climbers.
Each plant entry includes the botanical name, common use name, colour photo a calendar of growth period or flowering time.
There are a number of National and State parks listed that you can visit to see the plants at there best.
List of plant suppliers
Useful contacts including Landcare and other special interest groups.
Glossary of terms
Aesop’s Attic Bookshop