qWhether a small plot in the backyard of an inner-urban home or a capital city's sprawling botanic garden, Australians have long desired a patch of dirt to plough or enjoy. 'Reading the garden' explores our deep affection for gardens and gardening and illuminates their numerous meanings and uses from European settlement to the late twentieth century.q--Cover.asweepa of green sward which, after all, is the main charm of even the smallest suburban lawna#39;. ... With the invention of the Victa mower in 1952aguaranteed to a#39; turn grass into lawna#39;alawn maintenance became an even more masculineanbsp;...
|Title||:||Reading the Garden|
|Author||:||Katie Holmes, Susan K. Martin, Kylie Mirmohamadi|
|Publisher||:||Melbourne Univ. Publishing - 2007-05-28|