A new addition to the successful Starting out with .... series of gardening books. In all, some 220 species and numerous hybrids or cultivars are discussed and photographed in colour.
Climbing plants are an important group of garden plants because they add extra features to a collection. As a group, however, they tend to be neglected by gardeners. Both native and exotic species are well covered in this book, which includes the majority of commonly grown climbers to be seen in Australian gardens. Also included are some rarities and novelty species to whet the appetites of collectors. This book is a fantastic introduction and has been written to illustrate the wealth of vines and climbers available for horticultural use. Emphasis is placed on small to moderate size species suitable for gardens and containers, but some vigorous species, especially the flamboyant tropicals, are included for completeness.