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Meetings normally held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.

Venue: TAFE Gippsland, Morwell Campus Google map link

Upcoming events for Latrobe Valley

Membership fees: Single $10 Family $15 + Australian Plants Society Victoria membership fees.

2021-2022 Membership Form

Leader: Jill Fidler 0407 871 603

Secretary: Judy Hetherington 0497 000 925

PO Box 112, Boolarra Vic 3870

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Edition Contents
Oct 21Pandorea jasminoides Bower Climber; Mistletoe – Friend or Foe?; The Victorian Desalination Plant; Traralgon Sth. FFR & Calignee State Forest; Nymphoides indica (Water Snowflakes) in the Kimberley; Col’s Bee Motel
Sep 21Polystichum proliferum Mother Shield Fern; “Going for Gold” – Wattles; Flash Walk – Uralla Nature Reserve
Aug 21Leader’s Report & Fred Rogers; Satin Bower Birds; Eremophila ‘Augusta Storm’ (E. glabra x E. veneta); The Bee Motel; Coastal Tea Tree – a sculpture beyond life; Eastern Water Dragon
Jun 21Cranbourne Botanic Gardens outing review; Lomatia myricoides River Lomatia; The Superb Lyrebird; Jun outing preview; Calendar Photo Competition; The Australian Inland Botanic Gardens
May 21Eucalyptus kitsoniana Gippsland Mallee; Eucalyptus of the Year Competition; Redgum Huggers; Lyrebirds: Nature’s Ecosystem Engineers
Apr 21Mar APS Vic quarterly weekend in Warrnambool; On native bees & pruning; Melaleuca teretifolia; The James Swan Reserve; Rokeby Crossover Rail Trail; Flying Duck orchid Caleana major; Eucalypt borer attack
Oct 20Parkville grassland restoration; Calendar photo spot; Hibiscus geranioides; Wattle we name them?; New life in ‘The Res’; And new life in the bush; Natives amongst the pines; Ramblings from Moe South; Stunning Hakeas
Aug 20Bruce Pascoe’s native flour; Solanum aviculare Kangaroo Apple; “A well-behaved vine” – Hibbertia dentata Trailing guinea flower; Judy Stirrett’s “Ramblings from Moe South”; Dendrobium speciosum The Rock Orchid; What is it: Rough or Smooth Tree-fern?; Ferns noted at Mount Worth State Park
Jul 20Eremophila macdonnellii; Tasmanian nursery dream, Jill Fidler; A sharing of flowers and ideas, Judy Stirrett; Xanthorrhoea australis after fire; Pink Rock-orchid: Dendrobium kingianum; Nestboxes
Jun 20Pauridia (syn. Hypoxis) vaginata Yellow Star; In the beginning … 1770 – Banksias; My Favourite Garden Location – John Stephens; Counting Cockies; Our new winter veggie garden – Judy Hetherington
May 20Petrophile teretifolia; Covid-19 and the autumn gardener’s lament; Cephalotus follicularis The Albany Pitcher Plant; Cashmere Drive POP-UP Café; The Curious Case of the Climbing Echidna
Apr 20Arthropodium milleflorum Pale Vanilla Lily; Keeping sane in physical isolation; Native plants for small gardens talk; The Red Man of Mildura
Mar 20Eremophila glabra ‘Steep Point’; Of droughts and flooding rain
Feb 20Report on Peppermint Ridge Farm at Tynong North; Gardening Australia segment on plane trees hosting mistletoe; Grevillea paradoxa; Granddaughters and Spring flowers – Mary Jackson .. and Lyrebirds at Jeeralang Junction
Dec 19Old Mill Site at Boolarra; Hibbertia procumbens Spreading Guinea Flower; 2020 Calendar photo spot – Butterfly Orchid, Caladenia lobata; Paper Daisies: colour by chance or design?
Nov 19Review of Celia Rosser gallery visit; Ornduffia reniformis Running Marsh-flower; South Australian Travels – Mike Beamish; LV Mine Rehabilitation Presentation; Hypocalymma angustifolium White Myrtle
Oct 19Review of Sep visit to Steve and Bri’s Gormandale garden; Arthropodium strictum Chocolate Lily; A Japanese Garden, Pamela Cox; Holey Plains State Park: Recovery after the fire
Sep 19AGM report; Prostanthera calycina Red Mintbush; Christmas Lunch at Peppermint Ridge Farm
Aug 19Review of July outing to Dot and Bob O’Neill’s garden; Caesia calliantha Blue Grass-lily; Eucalyptus erythrocorys Red-capped Mallee or Illyarrie; Notice of AGM
Jul 19Review of Hodges’ trip to Norfolk Island; Verticordia plumosa Plumed Featherflower; Bee motel from Col’s letterbox; Mike & Cathy in Canada
Jun 19Review of presentation by Judy and Brian Hetherington on seed dispersal; Prostanthera nivea Snowy Mintbush; Autumn Gardening at Moe South By Judy Stirrett; Propagating Succulents by Cuttings
May 19Beaufortia schaueri Pink Bottlebrush; Desert colour in Gippsland – Parakeelyas (Calandrinia spp.)
Apr 19August photo competition; Eucalyptus neglecta Omeo Gum; Tanjil South and Moe South Garden Visits; Wendy Cox’s scone & fruit loaf recipes
Mar 19West Gippsland Garden Visits – Cox, Hetherington and Pellachi gardens; Doryanthes excelsa Gymea, Flame, Giant or Illawarra Lily
Feb 19Dianella tasmanica Tasman Flax-lily; Summertime on the Wellington River
Dec 18Albany Pitcher Plant Cephalotus follicularis; Albany or Swamp Daisy Actinodium cunninghamii; White Cedar Melia azedarach; Dianella…a good hardy plant for dry locations; Prostanthera cuneata Alpine Mint Bush
Nov 18Mike Beamish and orchids of SW WA; Col Jackson travelling through the Simpson Desert; Hakea eriantha Tree Hakea; Svalbard Flora, Daryl Radnell
Oct 18Callistemon pallidus Lemon Bottlebrush; Springtime on the Wellington River – Mike Beamish
Sep 18Isopogon buxifolius; Pretty as a Picture – Epacris & Correa by Yvonne McInnes; AGM & leader’s report
Aug 18AGM agenda; Central Australia trip update by Col Jackson; Ozothamnus diosmifolius (Rice Flower); Cox’s Corner – Australian plants in Europe
Jul 18Calytrix tetragona Common Fringe-myrtle; Warty-fruited Hakea; Membership form
Jun 18Hakea salicifolia (Willow-leaved Hakea); What is the meaning of ‘prostrate’? – Banksia integrifolia
May 18Mike Beamish on Walkerville flora and Lasiopetalum discolor (Coast Velvet-bush); Col Jackson on Plectanthrus argentatus (Silver Spurflower)
Apr 18Mike Beamish on Baw Baw flora, Corowa concert and veggie patch; Libertia paniculata (Branching Grass-flag); Col Jackson & Pamela Cox and effect of dry spell on flora & flora; emerging dragonfly by Mary Jackson
Mar 18review of Diana and Hugh Droog’s property at Toora, Mt Baw Baw flora, Xanthorrhoea australis (Southern Grass Tree); Yea Wetlands excursion postponed until later in the year; Col Jackson on Eucalyptus caesia Silver Princess
Feb 18Mike Beamish & Col Jackson: Wellington River above Licola and high country orchids; veggie garden; Lasiopetalum macrophyllum (Shrubby Velvet Bush); Col Jackson’s propagating & potting shelter; Pamela Cox & Christmas at Fozigobbles