Arborwest Tree Farm is proud to be the leading supplier of quality mature and advanced trees in Western Australia. We stock more than 80 varieties of Citrus, Native, Evergreen and Deciduous trees ranging in size from 45 litres to 500 litres. As Perth’s premier specialists in advanced trees, we take pride in our extensive range of stock and will happily contract grow on demand specific varieties when required. Our superior quality trees are grown locally, on our 30 acre Wanneroo farm under the care of knowledgeable and experienced tree specialists.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Australian Botany Pages.
The Australian National Botanic Gardens, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain in Canberra, has the world’s most comprehensive display of living Australian native plants. A place for recreation, inspiration, science and learning.
The Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR) includes the Australian National Herbarium. These are jointly managed by CSIRO and the Director of National Parks with strong links to the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The Herbarium, with over 1.2 million specimens, is responsible for the scientific integrity of the Gardens' plant labeling and manages the national plant name lists for Australia's botanical community.
One single database, the Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS), is used for all these activities. This allows linking of names, photographs, herbarium specimens and living plants.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Botanica's Trees and Shrubs, by G Cheers, Random House Australia Pty. Ltd., 2003.
The ultimate guide to trees and shrubs. This comprehensive A-Z listing identifies over 2,000 plants, and includes a wealth of information on cultivation in all climate and soil conditions.
Also includes a handy reference table and an index of common names and synonyms, which makes for easy use. Truly an exceptional value with over 1,000 pages and over 2,500 beautiful, full-color images.
Makes an impressive botanical library with its companion volume, Botanica's Annuals & Perennials. Available from Amazon.com.
We’re the original Backyard Lifestyle television program, ‘Burke’s Backyard’. And now we’re also the popular ‘Burke’s Backyard’ magazine.
And we produce books, and DVDs, and the multi Logie award-winning garden makeover TV show, ‘Backyard Blitz’.
Our founder is Don Burke (that’s him, pictured above). As well as being an expert gardener he’s nuts about animals and pets, too. And healthy food, the environment, science, DIY projects and good design anywhere it can be found.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Brookfield Garden Centre, Brisbane.
We are an independent family owned garden retailer in the heart of Brookfield. We share your passion for gardening, that’s why we got into this business. We love it. We pride ourselves on good old-fashioned friendly customer service, this is extremely important to us. Our staff all have different areas of expertise and will endeavour to answer all your queries. In the gardening world one never stops learning, the world of nature and plants is just too vast to ever come to the end, we find that exciting!
We want your experience to be a creative one, a place where you can gather ideas and be truly inspired. We constantly change and update the displays, bring in new product ranges and think of exciting new plant combinations. One of our favourite quotes “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Marcus Tullius Cicero. We welcome anyone who is starting out on this long journey and are keen to encourage new aspiring gardeners. If you really need lots of help we have an expert team in the landscape design side of the business to help you create your dream garden.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University.
The mission of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture involves both education and discovery. Our faculty is committed to teaching and counseling students, and enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in research related to horticultural crops. Our goal is to provide the student with the necessary technical information to be successful in the horticultural field. In addition, we strive to provide students with the analytical skills necessary to interpret new information as the world of horticulture continues to change.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Florelegium, the Garden Bookstore.
"In medieval Latin a florilegium (plural florilegia) was a compilation of excerpts from other writings.
The word is from the Latin flos (flower) and legere (to gather): literally a gathering of flowers, or collection of fine extracts from the body of a larger work.
It was adapted from the Greek anthologia (ἀνθολογία) 'anthology.' with the same etymological meaning." (Wikipedia)
Grafton Heritage Tree Survey, Grafton City Council, 1991.
Since our start in 1991, Horticopia, Inc. has collaborated with leading horticulturists in academia and the Green Industry. Horticopia® Professional Education Edition: The Education Edition contains 4,150 plants, data and most pictures contained in the HORTICOPIA® Professional Version V. The Education Edition is a great resource those planning a career in the landscape and nursery industry and for learning everything from plant identification to plant selection.
Horticopia® Professional Version V contains pictures and data for 4,290 plants that you can search, view and print. With the Professional, you can always add on to expand your plant repertoire with additional HORTICOPIA® Libraries and Portfolios. Software add-ons permit you to add features you want at a later time while protecting your initial investment from obsolescence.
Horticopia® Libraries cover herbaceous and woody plants. We also have specialty Libraries for interior plants and for aquatic plants. All Libraries include comprehensive data for each plant in addition to one or more pictures.
Street Trees of Grafton, by Glen Dockrey, published 2007 by Clarence Tourism.
"Grafton is a 'city of trees' with many varieties of street trees including tropical, sub-tropical, native and introduced species. Some of these trees have national significance. The Breimba Street fig trees, the trees in the Cathedral precinct and the white fig tree on the corner of Prince and Victoria Street have all been classified by the national trust.
Grafton has become famous as 'The Jacaranda City' and our love for this tree has continued for more than 120 years and is celebrated during the annual Jacaranda Festival. Inaugurated in 1935, the Jacaranda Festival is Australia's oldest family floral festival.It is celebrated each year in late October early November when the city is carpeted in vibrant purple blooms." (From the book's introduction.)
This book contains details of 73 varieties of trees, giving their common and botanical names, their origin, flowering period, description, and street location. As well there are chapters on "Rare and Unusual Species," a Bibliography, and an excellent map showing the location of the 73 trees.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.
2017 Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers is from Friday 15 - Sunday 24 September.
The locals love it and visitors travel from all over the country to be part of it. Now in its 68th year the award-winning Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers continues to grow. Spectacular gardens, country touring, live music and local food and wine plus much more. Since its inception in 1949, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has flourished and, is now, recognised as one of Australia’s best events. The brainchild of Essex Tait and the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, Carnival was introduced as a way for the city to use their “Garden City” reputation to promote increased economic activity following the recent hardships of war. On October 21, 1950 the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers commenced with a street procession that stretched three miles in length. Led by a bullock team and watched by a crowd estimated to be 50,000 strong, the Parade was a resounding success. The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers subsequently became firmly cemented as an annual event in the region’s community calendar.
As the years passed, Carnival’s appeal widened, attracting tourists from across Queensland, interstate and internationally. Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers won the 2013 Queensland Tourism Award for Festivals and Events and went on to win the Gold for the Festivals and Events category at the Australian Tourism Awards held in April 2015. During 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of flowers was elevated to Major Events status through Tourism & Events Queensland and won Gold for the 2014 Queensland Tourism Award for Major Festivals in November 2015.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tropical Plants Library Online.