Since the first edition of this book appeared climate change has wrought a warmer and drier climate in those parts of the world regarded as having a Mediterranean climate type.
Garden as best you can with the climate. Choose plants that grow, flower and fruit, in the rainy season. Follow the example of your plants — rest during the hot season.
Explore and enjoy the amazing variety of plants that thrive in this climate, choose plants that adapted to growing in regions where summers are long, hot and dry.
This book reflects the changing balance of flower gardening and vegetable and fruit growing across the globe as water usage comes under scrutiny as supplies become more valuable. Chapters reflect on current and emerging ideas as a response to climate change. The author surveys many new plants nurseries have introduced as a response to the need for plants that flourish in the sun.
Trevor Nottle lives in Adelaide and has cultivated a Mediterranean approach to garden design and plantsmanship for many years. Well recognised as a writer and lecturer with an international reputation he has written many books and numerous articles in magazines and journals. He continues to study and write to promote gardening that is sustainable in changing climates worldwide.