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Subtropical and Dry Climate PlantsSubtropical and Dry Climate Plants
The Definitive Practical Guide

Martyn Rix
Published by Cameron House
Distributed by Bookwise
$NZ59.95

As a title in the authoritative Kew series and with a foreword from England's Kew Gardens curator, Nigel Taylor, here is a treasure trove of information.

This definitive illustrated guide catalogues more than 700 subtropical and dry climate plants with cultivation tips for each species.

Writing with the less temperate northern climate in mind, Taylor points to climate change as opening up new gardening possibilities.

The author, too, gives more than a passing nod to our benevolent conditions, noting that NZ gardeners are "very fortunate as they seem able to grow, without difficulty, plants from all over the temperate subtropical and Mediterranean parts of the world.”

 

Weekend Gardener, Issue 208, 2006, Page 34

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH

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