APS Yarra Yarra

COVID-19 Virus Notice
If in doubt about whether any Yarra Yarra event is going ahead, you are advised to confirm before attending.
The latest DHHS Covid guidelines can be found here.
Plant Sales in 2021
Click on the Plant Sales tab below for details.
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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.

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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

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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.

Autumn Plant Sale – 24th Apr 2021
(click to see event details)

Plants for sale

Yarra Yarra Stall
Goldfields Revegetation Nursery
Sunvalley Plants Nursery



Mint Bush & Westringia Plant Sales in 2021

Many species generated for the 2020 FJC Rogers Seminar are still available in Super Tubes (90 mm) or 150 mm pots, $5 and $10 each respectively. These are all well grown; the pots in particular can be up to 1m in height. We hope to have plants for sale at the following, if the prevailing COVID guidelines permit – April 17th, APS Geelong Plant Sale & April 24th APS Yarra Yarra Autumn Plant Sale. Please contact Miriam 0409 600 644 if you want any plants or more specific information.