Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants: A South African Guide (Paperback)

by Pitta Joffe

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South Africa possesses the world's largest variety of indigenous plants. In this title, the auhor brings together a collection of indigenous trees, shrubs, climbers and flowering plants to give local gardeners the opportunity to fully appreciate and utilise this treasure chest of indigenous flora. The title includes not only established favourites but also many lesser-known species that will amaze the reader with their beauty and diversity. The title covers more than 300 species of indigenous plants in detail, with descriptive text and more than full-colour photographs for easy identification. Detailed species accounts include a description of the plant, advice on how to cultivate it in the garden, information on the uses of each plant as well as the plant's natural distribution and habitat. A distribution maps show the natural range of each plant, while a range of icons offers an easy overview of the plant's size and shape, its cultivation requirements, uses, flower colour, flowering time and other special features.

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