Journal of Horticulture

Journal of Horticulture
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ISSN: 2376-0354


Vivian Louis Forbes

  • Short Communication
    ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’ Horticulture in Western Australia
    Author(s): Vivian Louis ForbesVivian Louis Forbes

    In a traditional nursery rhyme the question is posed: ‘How does your garden grow’? Within Western Australia, a proud home owner of a well-maintained garden may receive a similar question from a neighbor and/or visitor. The response may be along the lines of: ‘I have green fingers’, or ‘I have a keen gardener assisting me’. The surprise in the question comes about from the fact that home-owners in many of the cities and towns in Western Australia experience water restrictions; the soil is perceived to be ‘sandy’ and hence not suitable for growing any plants; and, the day-time temperatures of summer are generally at a higher level for the good of plant life. Home-owners are often advised and encouraged to grow native plants rather than focusing on growing roses and other delicate plants. A commentary on horticulture in Western Australia is.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2376-0354.1000232

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