Australia's Quarter Acre: The Story of the Ordinary Suburban Garden


Australia
Name Australia's Quarter Acre: The Story of the Ordinary Suburban Garden
Author Peter Timms
Description A spirited defense of the home garden, this fascinating study explains how Australia became the world's first great suburban nation, why Aussies are so passionate about roses and gladioli, how social and economic developments have altered the layouts of front and back gardens, and reasons for the slow decline of the manicured lawn and the productive home vegetable-garden. The designs, plantings, and hidden meanings of the ordinary garden are thoroughly explored, and the book offers unique new perspectives on everything from fruit trees and woodsheds to rotary clotheslines and illuminated Santas at Christmas.
Publisher Melbourne University Publishing
Language Not Available
Rating 3.9
ISBN 0522851851
Total Pages 256
Published Year 2007
Published Month 1
Published Day 9
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