100 Australian Wildflowers is a beautifully illustrated book that can be used as a handy field and planting guide, as well as being a visual feast for the eyes.
Through fanciful botanical illustrations, matched with fun and detailed descriptions, author and illustrator Mel Baxter guides you through 100 native Australian flowering plants. These wildflowers will tell stories of cultural, historical and spiritual significance, and in some cases, planting these species in suitable conditions may help tackle some of the environmental issues we face. Each flower's profile takes an intimate look at its habitat and the exciting and dramatic lives of some of the flora and fauna that exist around it. Profiles also include traditional and edible uses by First Nations people, with many of the plant names listed in First languages.
With a strong focus on conservation, this book features a basic planting guide, advice on growing your own wildflower meadow, and information on where to find these flowers in the wild.
Take a trip through the Australian bush with 100 Australian Wildflowers and be inspired to cultivate your own relationship with wildflowers and connect with Australia's landscapes.
Mel Baxter (aka Moonshine Madness) has been a freelance designer and illustrator for 15 years. She lives and works from her wood cabin, perched among the gumtrees and surrounded by splendid flora and fauna, in Turrbal Country in Queensland, Australia. She has spent years being inspired by the bush and celebrating it in her work. Through her colourful and nostalgic illustrations, Mel also focuses on educating her audience on conservation, and sustainable and regenerative practices. Her artwork has appeared in various publications, including on the cover of Peppermint magazine, as well as on postcards, prints, tea towels, clothing and even beer cans!