Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4


K S. Cole


Wild flowers, Trees, Shrubs, Water use, Water conservation, Western Australia

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The climate of Western Australia may be one of the best in the world for people but it is a difficult one for many of our imported, and common garden plants. as a consequence, some 70 per cent of our summer water usage is for gardens and lawns.

This is not the sort of statistic that we should accept easily or happily.

There is a solution to this problem: a new approach to home gardening is required.

The new garden is based on W. A.'s own colourful native plants, which are adapted to mild winters, hot dey summers and poor soils, and are also resistant to many local pests and diseases.