Gardening + Flora
Flora (Oxford Dictionary)
the plants of a particular region, habitat, or geological period.
A book or other work detailing the plants of a particular region or habitat.
plural noun: florae; plural noun: floras
WELCOME TO THE MUSEUM
By Kathy Willis
Illustrated by Katie Scott
The 2016 offering from Big Picture Press's Welcome to the Museum series, Botanicum is a stunningly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical know ledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work.
"The illustrations in this book are simply beautiful"
The Book of Australian Trees
Inga Simpson, Alicia Rogerson
Trees tell stories about places. Australia has some of the tallest, oldest, fattest and most unusual trees in the world. They have changed over thousands of years, adapting to this continent's deserts, mountains, and coasts. Many have found clever ways of dealing with drought and fire.
Their leaves, flowers and seeds are food for birds, insects and mammals. Old trees have lots of hollows, which make good homes for possums, sugar gliders, birds and bees. But trees aren't just important for other animals, we need them too. What trees breathe out, we breathe in. They are a vital part of the Earth's ecosystems.
When you first stand in a forest, the trees all seem the same. But if you look more closely, they are each a little different, like people. This book is a love song to Australian trees, from the red ironbark to the grey gum, the Moreton Bay fig to the Queensland bottle tree.
Inga Simpson is an Australian novelist and nature writer.
She grew up in central west NSW, and has lived in Canberra, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast hinterland. She has now settled on the far south coast of NSW.
"When you first stand in a forest, the trees all seem the same. But if you look more closely, they are each a little different, like people."
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Usborne Book And Jigsaw: Planet Earth
By Sam Smith, The Boy Fitz Hammond