Australian Plants Society (Victoria)

Promoting the Appreciation and Preservation of Australian Plants

APS Yarra Yarra

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General meetings are held at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of each month except January.

Doors open at 7.00pm for plant sales. $2 entry includes supper, speaker, ticket in door prize, and more.

Venue: The Mummery Room, Edendale Community Environment Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Eltham VIC 3095 Google map link

Visitors welcome.

Upcoming events for Yarra Yarra

Membership page – to join or renew

Leader: Andrew McCann 0419 553 303
Secretary: Cathy Mann 0409 706 610

PO Box 298, Eltham Vic 3095

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Edition Contents
Mar – Apr 24Calls for help with Social Media and setting up AV at meetings; Reports on Yarra Yarra Autumn Plant Sale, Propagation Demonstration for Nillumbik Plants for Wildlife – Margaret Dent and Deborah Metcalfe, Meeting Report March – Chris Clarke, Alpine Plants, Meeting Report April – Birdwatching vs Botany, Will Mitchell, Flower Table March and April.
Jan – Feb 24Calls for help with Social Media and for Yarra Yarra archive material; Report on February lunch with the Yarra Yarra Growers Group at Montsalvat; ABC Discovery of Tasmanian population of Viola improcera (Dwarf Violet); Carmen Cooper – Indigenous plants to attract pollinators; Vale Lee Johnson
Nov – Dec 23Reports on end-of-year celebration at Wycliffe, Meeting Report November – Catriona Bate and and Phil Trickett, Isopogons and Petrophiles; Garden Visit November – Chelsea, Olinda and Karwarra Gardens; Flower Table November.
Sep – Oct 23Report on Expo Plant and Book Sale Weekend; Flower Table September & October; Meeting Report September – Trevor Blake, Thomasia and Allied Genera; Garden Visit October – Paul & Margaret Dent, Wattle Glen; Lady Elliott Island – Miriam Ford; Update from Point Lonsdale – Lyhn Barfield; New purple Banksia found.
Jul – Aug 23Meeting Report July – Propagation Night; Meeting Report August – AGM and presentation on Kalbarri NP WA; Flower Table July & August; Garden Visit July – Maureen Schaumann, Mulgrave; Garden Visit August – Ray Barnes, Eltham; Vale Bruce Grose.
May – Jun 23APS Yarra Yarra Autumn Plant Sale April Report; Flower Table May & June; Meeting Report June – John Lenagan, Habitats for Nature, Supporting Those Essential Symbiotic Relationships; Garden Visit May – Max McDowall, Bulleen; June Outing – Melton Botanic Gardens.
Mar – Apr 23Call Out for Committee Members; Treasurer’s Report – Sue Gwilym; APS VIC and Kuranga at MIFGS 29 March to 2 April – Miriam Ford; Flower Table March and April; Meeting Report March – Miriam Ford on ANPSA; Meeting Report April – Neil Duncan on Flora of the Pillaga National Park and other Parks near Sydney; March Outing – La Trobe Uni (Nangak Tamboree) Wildlife Sanctuary; March Garden Visit – Ann & Tom Cox, Lower Plenty; Rotary Community Tree Planting – Queen’s Jubilee Project along the Diamond Creek; New and Emerging Weed – Hypericum calycinum.
Jan – Feb 23February Meeting – Group Lunch at Montsalvat with Growers Group; December Christmas Break Up; Update from Point Lonsdale – Lyhn Barfield; Plastic Pot Recycling; Eucalypt of the Year and Celebrating 10 Years of National Eucalypt Day.
Nov – Dec 22Meeting Report September – Mike Williams, Fabaceae; Garden Visit Report October – O’Neill Garden, Narre Warren South; Flower Table Reports for October & November; Queen’s Jubilee Tree Planting Project; 14th FJC Rogers Seminar Report – Fabulous Peas; Garden Visit Report October – Franke Garden, Kangaroo Ground; Meeting Report November – Chris Larkin, Strap Leaved Plants; Garden Visit Report November – Chris Larkin, Lysterfield; Gardening for the Future; Flower Power – Anigozanthus ‘Masquerade’ origins; Plastic Pot Recycling.
Sep – Oct 22Expo Report; AGM Report; Flower Table Reports for September & October; Meeting Report June – David Smith, TreeProject; Meeting Report August – Colin Gould, Safety in the Garden; Garden Visit Report September – Weeks Garden, Park Orchards; Desert Plants of Central Australia.
Jul – Aug 22Growers Group moving to Montsalvat; Vale Regina McDowall; Treasurers Report; AGM Notice; Flower Table Reports for July & August; Meeting Report July – Steve Sinclair, Native Grasslands; Garden Visit Report July – Joyce Garden, Templestowe; Outing Report August – Fungi Foray with FNCV at Wanderslore Sanctuary, Launching Place; Garden Visit Report May – Schroder Garden, Montrose; John St Eltham Road Reserve Project with Sam Cox; Miriam Ford on Gardening Australia; Self Seeders; Facebook pages to check out.
May – Jun 22Report on Autumn Plant Sale; Flower Table Reports for May & June; Meeting Report February – Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher, Fungi Ecology; Meeting Report April – Bev Hanson, Landscaping in the Natural Style; Meeting Report May – Royce & Jeanne Raleigh, Lesser Known Plants for the Garden; Garden Visit Report April – Hanson Garden, Warrandyte;
Mar – Apr 22Our new meeting venue at Edendale Farm; Meeting Report March – Bill Aitchison, Daviesias; Garden Visit Report February – Petts Garden, Pyalong;
Feb 22Meeting Report December Get Together; Updates from Miriam Ford – Gardening Australia filming and first time flowers;
Dec 21 – Jan 22Meeting Report Nov Zoom – John Harris, Botanising in WA; Bel Matthews reports from WA; Flower Table Nov Powerpoint Presentation by Chris Krolikowski
Aug – Sept 21Report on APS Vic June Committee of Management & July Growth and Development Meetings; Meeting Report July Zoom- Neutrog Nutrients, Helen Lovel; Report from Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary on Dianella aemula project; Garden Visit Report July – Smith Garden, Warrandyte; AGM President’s Report;
July – Aug 21Meeting Report June Zoom – Hakeas, Miriam Ford & Paul Kennedy; Hello from Glenlyon – David & Judy Redfern; Update on Rotary Plant a Thousand Trees Project.
May -June 21Meeting Report April – Helen Corney, Gardens for Wildlife; Garden Visit Report May – Guifre Garden, Hurstbridge; Meeting Report May – Foliage, Flowers and Fruit; Flower Table Report May; Report on APS YY Autumn Plant Sale; Whatshisname – I blame Carl!; Community Projects Update; Hello from Colac Way – The Barfields; Rainfall Matters.
April 21Meeting Report March – Russell Wait, Eremophilas; Garden Visit Report January – Stavrous Garden, Research; Flower Table Report March; APS Vic Quarterly Meeting Warrnambool Report on Activities and Gardens.