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ISBN: 9781856230292
Year Added to Catalog: 2005
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: 45 color photographs online and line drawings, index
Number of Pages: 8 1/4 x 11 2/3, 160 pages
Book Publisher: Permanent Publications
Old ISBN: 1856230295
Release Date: February 4, 2005
Web Product ID: 234

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Permaculture Plants

A Selection

by Julia Boniface, Jeff Nugent

Color Plates

Color plates for Permaculture Plants are found only online. You may download the entire entire color section or download individual pages below.

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Color Plate 1 includes:

  • Shaded play under a loquat (Eriobotrya japonica). In the late spring, when the evergreen tree is fruiting and the ultra violet radiations are at their highest, it also serves as shaded child forage. Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Pioneer: Acacia saligna hedge planted onto earthworks. Flowering of front tree is significantly advanced to others on the left. These are the erect, low suckering form. Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Pioneers: stepping forest into clearing. Natural regeneration of raspberry jam wattles. Yelbeni, Western Australia.
  • Shaded walk. Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Pioneer: Leucaena leucocephala (var. Peru), showing flower which quickly distinguishes it from Albizia lophantha. Nannup, Western Australia.

Color Plate 2 includes:

  • Pioneer: honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) pod. High nutrition stocked. Busselton, Western Australia.
  • Pioneer: Acacia dealbata, pruned high for pole, emerging from behind Acacia iteaphylla. Both forming sun trap for sub-tropical microclimate. Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Pioneer: one year old tagasaste planting. Trees were planted bare rooted at 2 m spacing in central wheatbelt (300 mm rainfall), with only 50 mm of rain left in the season. No supplementary watering over hot dry summer. Success rate 85%. Yelbeni, Western Australia.
  • Two years later. Trees provide windbreak to stock and crop, and form wildlife corridor for bush at the back. This allows small insect eating birds to penetrate deep into the crop.
  • Pioneer: Albizia lophantha creating micro-environment for seedling white sapote (Casimiroa edulis).

Color Plate 3 includes:

  • Macadamia Nuts.
  • Utility: Portugese oak (Quercus lusitanica) planted over pig yards. Acorns are stock feed. Tree is semi-deciduous. Manjimup, Western Australia.
  • Utility: Quyito palm (Parajubaea coccoides) Seed from Quito, Ecuador. Seed can take 18 months to germinate. Note sprout on the right of seed. The nut has the flavour of coconut. Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Nuts: 35 year old macadamia tree. Perth, Australia.
  • Nuts: chestnut coppice. The root system is well established and allows quick recovery and growth. Sussex, England. (photo: Julia Boniface)

Color Plate 4 includes:

  • Nuts: detail of bunya trunk with roving photographer Claire Everette. Bridgetown, Western Australia.
  • Nuts: bunya rees (Araucaria bidwillii), Bridgetown, Western Australia.
  • Nuts: jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), 18 months from seed showing flower of female and male plant. Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Nuts: Andean walnut (Juglans neotropica), 1 year from seed. Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Prickly pear (Opuntia sp) forming fruiting, fence barrier. It is also a good fire barrier. Perth, Western Australia.

Color Plate 5 includes:

  • Fruit: banana passion fruit (Passiflora mollissima). Fruit and flower and purple fruited granadilla (Passiflora edulis). Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Fruit: white sapote (Casimiroa edulis). Detail of blossom of branch. Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Fruit: Pepino (Solanum muricatum) fruit and blossom. Bears for up to 6 months of the year. Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Fruit: tamarillo (Cyphomandra batacea), full fruit, 18 months from seed. Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Fruit: capulin cherry (Prunus salicifolia), 3 years old from seed. First fruits, year 2. Nannup, Western Australia.

Color Plate 6 includes:

  • Utility: Chilean wine palm (Jubaea chilensis). The nut has the flavour of coconut. Perth, Western Australia.
  • Poineer: Black locust (Robinia Pseudoacacia). Kew Gardens, England. (photo: Claire Everette)
  • Fruit: Iillipilli (Eugenia smithii) in flower. Nannup, Western Australia.
  • Fruit: Moreton Bay fig tree. Same tree as blow. Perth, Western Australia.
  • Fruit: Moreton Bay fig (ficus macrophylla) This “select” tree bears large, tasty fruit. Perth, Western Australia.

Color Plate 7 includes:

  • Fruit: Irish strawberry (Arbutus unedo). Can also be maintained as an evergreen hedge. Perth, Western Australia.
  • Nuts; chestnut tree (Castanea sativa). Manjimup, Western Australia.
  • Holm oak (Quercus ilex). Acorns are eaten by stock and humans. It is a very hardy, evergree, fire retardant. Kew Gardens, England. (photo: Claire Everette)
  • Utility: carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua). Perth, Western Australia.
  • Ivy (Hedera sp). Planted over buildings to insulate and protect from fire. The door leads to the office where most of this book was created (using solar electricity). Nannup, Western Australia.

Color Plate 8 includes:

  • Agave sp. Tollerant of alkaline soils and arid conditions. A good barrier fence plant and fire retardant. The commercial source of sisal fibre and some species are made into tequila. Nannup, Western, Austalia.
  • Bullrush (Typha sp) with (Taxodim distichum) in the background. Longstock, England. (photo: Claire Everette)
  • Utility: European beech (Fagus sylvatica). Ancient hedge. Note that the trunks have pleached togther forming one living organism. Winkworth Arboretum, England. (photo: Claire Everette)
  • Pride of Madeira, (Echium candicans) will tolerate: costal; windswept; alkaline sites and is an excellent early spring bee forage plant. Stanley, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis) growing in pond, with taro (Colocasia esculenta) growing on banks. Busselton, Western Australia.

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