Number 10...June 1998
ISSN 1326-7469

Australian Plants online is published in March, June, September and December by the Society for Growing Australian Plants, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the growing, conservation, promotion and appreciation of Australian native plants.

First Cuttings
Odds and Ends
Blue Mountains magic; Indigenous nurseries; Smoke water; Alice Springs' gardens; New cultivars; Media watch and more.


Getting Started 1: Myths and Fables

A new series about the basics.

Growing Darwinia

Grafting holds the key to successful growing of these spectacular plants.

Flowers.....Who Needs em?!!!

There's more to an attractive and interesting Australian garden than colourful flowers.

Commercial Propagation of Australian Wildflowers

Taming Australia's native plants for cut flowers and other commercial applications.

Associations Among Plants, Birds and Insects

How these relationships can effect back-yard ecology.

Blue Mountains Wilderness

A journey into the rugged country of the Coxs and Kowmung Rivers.

Aboriginal Uses of Plants Around Sydney

A surprising number of plant species were used for food, tools and medicines


Electronic Mailbox

Problems, comments, suggestions...and a few answers.

Short Cuts

Growing Ptilotus in Sydney; Junk Food Kills Birds; An Unusual Propagation Method; Coppice Gardening - Adopting An Old Forestry Practice; Germinating Seeds in Plastic Bags; Wallabies at the Bottom of the Garden

A Good Read

Reviews of some current publications on the Australian flora.

Net Watch

Sites worth're sure to agree!

Back Issues

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Editor: Brian Walters
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Australian Plants online - June 1998
Issue date: 13 June 1998

The Society for Growing Australian Plants