The Australian Plants Society (Victoria) is dedicated to promoting, growing and the conservation of Australian native plants, in gardens, community areas and their original environments.
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Australian Plants Society Victoria
Olearia megalophylla from Mt Stirling. Spring is just starting in Victoria’s alps now! See MoreSee Less
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Trevor Blake’s new book "Lantern Bushes of Australia; Thomasias & Allied Genera" has been published! This long awaited work has taken decades of painstaking work to produce. It has excellent botanical drawings of each species as well as colour photos, up to date botanical descriptions and cultivation notes. Trevor is a life member of the Australian Plants Society Victoria and a living legend who we heartily congratulate for completing this epic work. The book has been beautifully edited by Jane Canaway and published by the APS Keilor Plains group. It is a 427 page masterpiece with a double page spread on each species of Thomasia, Androcalva, Commersonia, Guichenotia, Lasiopetalum, Lysiosepalum and Seringia. Botanical keys are included for each Genera and key distinguishing features of each species are highlighted with a distribution map included. The book price is only $50 per copy via APS Keilor Plains (plus postage) – as it has been produced on a purely not for profit basis. (prices in nurseries and shops will be higher) Bill and Sue, the booksellers for APS Victoria also have copies at a discount for Australian Plant Society members. Members can e-mail Bill and Sue here – This link has more details including sample pages and the option to buy directly from APS Keilor Plains. www.apskeilorplains.org.au/ See MoreSee Less
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Magnificent Banksia that grow as ground covers. Often pollinated by marsupials such as honey possums – the only non flying marsupials to rely on nectar and pollen for food!Five ground cover banksias from Western Australia. As you can see the Banksia blechnifolia and petioliaris looks so very similar because they are, hard to identify without it’s foliage. These two are by far the most common ground cover banksias. Happy Holidays to all. See MoreSee Less
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A lovely segment on Marilyn Sprague garden on Gardening Australia yesterday! Available on ABC iview. Here is a link to Marilyn’s technique for grafting onto cuttings. See MoreSee Less
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