Number 12...December 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
Bush Foods Magazine, Edible wattle seeds, Conferences, Gold Medal Award, Native Animals and Pesticides....and more.


Getting Started 3: Growing from Seed

Raising your own plants is fun and not necessarily difficult..

Growing Tropical Australian Rainforest Trees

Common sense is the key to establishing your own rainforest.

Bush Food Species for Temperate Regions

Real Australians don't eat broccoli!.

The Naming Game

The nomenclature of plants can be intimidating but names often contain a hidden story.

Australian Plants and Essential Oils

What is the basis for the aromatic fragrance of the foliage of many plants?

The Nurseryperson and You

A nuseryman looks at recent trends and relationships with the customer.

Blandfordia in History

It's what better time to look at the cultivation of "Christmas Bells" in Europe.


Electronic Mailbox

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

Short Cuts

Direct Tree Seeding...The Value of a Tree...Will the REAL Callistemon "Captain Cook" Please Stand Up?...After the Virus...Beaufortia and the Duchess of Beaufort...A Remarkable Red Wattle.

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
    Production Team:Yana del Valle, Simon Taylor

    Australian Plants online - December 1998
    Issue date: 14 January 1999

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