West Australian Native Plants in Cultivation

West Australian Native Plants in Cultivation

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Author: A. R. Fairall
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156958

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West Australian Native Plants in Cultivation differs from other books written about the subject, because this text is based on actual experience in Western Australia and its flora. The book describes the cultivation of some of the plants that grow naturally in the region. The text starts with a background of the State and its flora, with some description of these plants as being successfully grown in other parts of the country and the world. The book lists the common and botanical names of the plants for easy identification, as well as the existence of the ""Society for Growing Australian Plants,"" which keeps records of plant growth and conditions. The text then offers tips in growing these native plants. The book shows where to collect, process, store, and treat hard-coated seeds. The text then explains propagating using the seed, transplanting the seedlings, and propagating the plant by other means such as cuttings and rootings. The book does not miss on how to take care of the plant through proper watering, mulching, pruning, fertilizing, and controlling pests. The text gives other useful information such as the localities where a type of plant can be found, as well as the kinds of plants that can be grown for special purposes. Agriculturists, plant lovers, botanists, and home-makers will find this guide useful and interesting.

Table of Contents

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    1. The State and its Flora

    2. Growing Conditions at King's Park

    3. Western Flora in Eastern Australia and Overseas

    4. Plant Names: Common and Botanical

    5. Plant Records

    6. Preservation Through Cultivation

    7. The Nursery Trade

    Cultivating Native Plants - Part I


    Fertilizing the Flower

    Collecting the Seed

    Processing the Seed

    Storing the Seed

    Treatment of Hard-coated Seed

    Propagation by Seed

    Transplanting Seedlings

    Propagation by Cuttings and Other Vegetative Means


    Hardening Off

    Planting Out



    Manures and Fertilizers


    Pest Control

    Cultivating Native Plants - Part II

    Localities and Distribution

    Map of Botanic Provinces and Districts of Western Australia

    Data on Plants in Cultivation at King's Park

    Plants for Special Purposes:

    1. Annuals

    2. Trees over 25 Feet

    3. Medium and Small Trees

    4. Large Shrubs

    5. Medium Shrubs

    6. Small Shrubs

    7. Ground Covers

    8. Climbers and Scramblers

    9. Perennial Herbs

    10. Plants which tolerate Alkaline Soils

    11. Plants for Semi-Shaded Situations

    12. Flowers in the Four Seasons

    Protection of Wildflowers

    Schedule of Synonyms

    Works of Reference

    Index of Common Names

    Index of Genera

Product details

  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156958

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