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This is a summary of the latest articles, newspaper reports, videos and other items on Australian Native Plants that we've found on the web using the Scoop.it! curating system. To view more information on any one of the topics, click on it to view the full item.

The scrolling summary above only lists the ten most recent items - you can view many more by visiting ANPSA's Scoop.it! site.

ANPSA Biennial Conference - January 2018

Every two years ANPSA hosts a Conference and Seminar program featuring lectures, workshops and field trips highlighting the diversity of Australia's native flora. Associated with the Conference are Pre- and Post-Conference Tours which allow participants to experience the diversity of the local flora.

The 2018 Conference will be held in Hobart, the capital of Australia's island state, Tasmania.

Dates: Monday 15 January through Friday 19 January 2018

Venue: Wrest Point, Sandy Bay, Hobart

Registration is open until 15 December 2017.

For further information, please see the 2018 Conference Website

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Updates to the Website

New Plant Profiles

Study Group Newsletter Archives

Current and past newsletters most of ANPSA's Study Groups, including several closed Groups, can now be downloaded - see our Downloads Page.

Newly added: Bonsai, Boronia and Allied Genera, Calytrix, Daisy (Australian), Epacris, Hibiscus, Melaleuca and Allied Genera, Ptilotus, Rainforest, Stylidium

Callistemon Plant Profiles

The plant profiles for the genus Callistemon have been updated to outline the reclassification of these plants into the genus Melaleuca, which has been adopted by some authorities. At this stage ANPSA retains Callistemon as a separate genus in accordance with the Australian Plant Census.

Banksia and Dryandra Pages Updated

The Australian Plant Census now recognises the merging of Dryandra into an expanded Banksia genus. As a result, the Banksia and Dryandra sections of the website have been updated to reflect this change.

Significant Australian Gardens and Garden 'Snapshots'

The Garden Design Study Group has begun a project to make a lasting record of significant gardens with a predominance of Australian plants.

Some of the features to look for in these gardens are:

  • balance of plant mass and open space
  • pleasing spaces to look at and be in
  • appeal to the senses - light and colour, fragrance, sounds, touch.
  • blending of hard landscape into soft, including sympathetic use of rocks
  • delights and surprises
  • harmony and unity

Five of these significant gardens can now be viewed though the Study Group's website. You'll also find there some short, pictorial garden snapshots (with some description) showing the features of gardens of Study Group members and others.

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