Bible is from the Greek word Byblis a “collection of books made into a single book.” The “Bible of Botany” is just that 57 individual books rolled into one. It is the largest and most comprehensive book ever written by an individual on Australian plants for the Scientist, Environmental Consultant, Gardener, Photographer, Bush Walker, Grey Nomads or in fact anyone who enjoys the simplicity or complexities within the beauty of a plant.
“The Bible of Botany” is 57 individual books providing information on over 2,800 Native plants and is increasing with new species every week. The book includes distribution maps for every plant and places to photograph the plants in the wild and in gardens, methods of cultivation and propagation for each plant is included indoor or outdoor growing. Geography soil, salt tolerances, temperature and rainfall requirements, wildlife associated with the particular specie where known, pruning along with the different varieties and hybrids of each plant or flower, culinary delights and comments from other members.
The plants habitat is fully exploited, with temperature variations, with shade requirements so that readers fully understand the plants best needs for health and longevity. The first glossary to exploit picture examples on many species and drawings. A comprehensive glossary of over 20,000 Australian plant names, with a description of their origin and meaning in everyday language with the reason, why the name was chosen where known.
We also include updates in a special section of “Australian Native Plants What’s New” so you know exactly what has recently been added with bi monthly features.
Disease, nutrients and micronutrients area all easily explained in simple language. “The Bible of Botany” demystifies the fallacies and importance of understanding the role of nutrients in healthy, productive organic gardens. The role of nutrients is explained in crystal-clear language by andi which includes detail methods on how to detect nutritional, and disease problems and how to eliminate them form the garden organically. Andrew’s 40 years in growing is his testament in a field where even the best scientists have problems explaining the facts.