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Australian House & Garden
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THIS lavish book is pure Oz but offers much to enthral Kiwi readers. This is not just a wide-eyed traipse through exotica, though. There's useful analysis of the quarter-acre section with its front and backyard and detailed planning guides show what just can be done to transform those areas to fulfil today's demands for outdoor living. Everything from plant guides to paving types and furniture for the outdoors is considered.

There are sections on poolside planting and a garden to captivate kids. And when it comes to influences, the Aussies are true magpies - here is pure Bali, Spanish mission and Kyoto Zen. If nothing else, Garden is a great starting point for a bit of "borrowing" of your own.

With lavish photography but a user-friendly feel, Garden is extremely well-priced - and just in time for Christmas.


Weekend Gardener, Issue 135, 2003, Page 32

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

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