Number 13...March 1999
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
A long wait for the Wollomi Pine? Olympic's vandalism, Bunya bombardment, Horticultural Database for Western Flora....and more.


Getting Started 4: Propagation from Cuttings

You don't need a large glasshouse to raise a few plants in the back yard!

The Evolution of the Myrtle Family in Australia

The Myrtaceae is largely a southern hemisphere family...why is this?

Understanding Soils and Nutrients - Part 1

The factors that determine how well a plant grows.

A Name Change for Most Eriostemons

This popular genus is reduced to only two species following recent studies.

On the Nose - A Perfumed Garden

Fragrance comes in many flavours....not necessarily pleasant to human senses!

A Garden and a Puff of Salt Air

Coastal gardens have their own special problems.

Eremophilas in San Diego

Is southern California good Eremophila country?


Electronic Mailbox

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

Short Cuts

Cuttings in the Cold....Tiliqua scincoides in my Garden....Growing Ferns from Spore...Ivory Curl....The Unique Kangaroo Paws....Plant Death in Pots.

A Good Read

Reviews of some current publications on the Australian flora.

Net Watch

Sites worth're sure to agree!

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    Editor: Brian Walters

    Australian Plants online - March 1999
    Issue date: 30 March 1999

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