APS Yarra Yarra

COVID-19 Virus Notice
We regret to advise that in line with ongoing advice on COVID-19, Yarra Yarra is cancelling all group activities – general meetings, garden visits, Autumn Plant Sale (see below for online ordering), etc. until further notice.
Online Plant Sale
APS Yarra Yarra Spring Plant Sale ORDER FORM 2020 (Excel); orders in by 3rd December please!
MeetingsContacts & MembershipNewsletters

General meetings are held at 8.00pm on the first Thursday of each month except January.

Doors open at 7.30pm for plant sales. $2 entry includes supper, speaker, ticket in door prize, and more.

Venue: Orana Building, Araluen Centre,
226 Old Eltham Road, Lower Plenty, Vic. (Melway 21 B9)

Visitors welcome.

Google map link

Upcoming events for Yarra Yarra

Membership fees: Single and Family $12 + Australian Plants Society Victoria membership fees.

Membership form

Leader: Miriam Ford 0409 600 644

Secretary: Sue Gwilym 0401 250 331

PO Box 298, Eltham Vic 3095

Send email      

web-site: https://apsyarrayarra.org.au/

Edition Contents
July 20Welcome new members; Important Announcements from Committee & Call for Committee Members; FJC Rogers Seminar Update; Plant Sellers; Conservationists push to save Banksia vincentia; Update on APS Yarra Yarra Growers Group; So What Leaves Do Koalas Eat?; Members’ Gardens: Karen Giufre, Miriam Ford, Anita Burke,
Jun 20Welcome new members; Call for Committee Members; Vale Susan McKay; Hardy Plants; Online Autumn Plant Sale; The Flow On Effect; FJC Rogers Seminar Update; Thank you note; Australian Pea Flower Study Group; Talking Plants by Tim Entwisle – Eremophila fasciata; TreeProject; Members’ gardens: Bruce Grose, Jill Lulham, Sue Gwilym
May 20Bushfire Recovery; Call for Committee Members; Best and Most Reliable Plants – Suggestions Please; Towards 2 Billion Trees; Online Plant Sale, FJC Rogers Seminar, & APS YY Growers Group Update; Face Masks to make at home (& promote Australian plants); Eucalyptus erythrocorys Illyarrie or Red-capped Gum – Eucalypt of the year!; Vale Shirley Carn; In Awe of Autumn; Members’ gardens: Lyhn Barfield, Jill Lulham, Patti Crowley, Ray Barnes, Sue Gwilym; Callistemon subulatus ‘Brogo Overflow’; Tiny Orchids
Apr 20Important announcements regarding Coronavirus – cancellation of all group activities until further notice; FJC Rogers Seminar questionnaire; Call for Committee members; The Wasp & the Orchid – Danielle Clode; Suckers Galore; Meeting Report March – Michael Cincotta on La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary; Garden Visit – Guided Tour of Burnley Gardens; Flower Table; Stationeers; Feral Goats and Brundah Mints.
Mar 20Meeting Report Feb – Ian Evans on Brachychitons; Helpers Needed at General Meetings; Garden Visit to Fondata, Flower Table; Australian Plants Revealed Update.
Feb 20Notices re Australian Plants Revealed Exhibition; Update on FJC Rogers Seminar hosted by APS Yarra Yarra; Propagation Projects and Growers Group Update; Article – Gardening in the Heat.
Dec 19Christmas Get Together; Grand Flower Table; Garden Visit to Melton Botanic Gardens; Report – APS Vic Committee Meeting.
Nov 19Meeting Report Oct – Geoff Lay on 50 Years A Wandering; Garden Visit to Brenda Taylor; Flower Table; Report – ANSPA conference WA; FJC 2020 logo.
Oct 19Meeting Sept – Propagation Night; Report – Expo; Flower Table; Winners announced for 2019 Australian Native Plant Awards; New newsletter editor Sue Gwilym.
Sep 19Call for Expo helpers; Spectacular Flower Table; Garden Visit to Bev Fox; Working Bees at Win’s; Update on FJC 2020.
Jul 19Flower Table; Membership form; Committee nominations; New editor required.
Jun 19Meeting May – Lichens by Simone Louwhoff; Something Personal from Miriam – your departing Newsletter Editor; Garden Visit to Rosanna Park; A request for Volunteers – FJC 2020; Maranoa Open Day – 26 May, 2019.
May 19Meeting Report April – The Woody Meadows Project by Dr Claire Farrell & Assoc Prof.John Raynor; Call for new newsletter editor; Vale Beth Robieson; Our Autumn Plant Sale; Garden Visit, Rosanna Park; APS YY Growers update on Autumn Sale and Plant Care
Apr 19Meeting Report March – Mint Bushes and Allied Genera; LaTrobe Wildlife SanctuaryTwilight Tour, Feb 28; Report: APS Vic Committee of Management Meeting: Saturday March 2nd; Call for members to fill financial positions;
Mar 19Meeting Report Feb – Ron Litjens on Faunascaping; Garden Visit to Dawn and Dawson Miller; My 2019 MIFGS Garden – Urban Retreat by Ben Hutchinson; APS YY growers – propagation update.
Feb 19The Dawson’s 50 yr old native garden; Summer flowers in my garden – Miriam Ford; Australian Plants & Me : Bruce & Margaret Grose; APS YY growers – propagation update.