Number 6...June 1997
ISSN 1326-7469

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

First Cuttings
Odds and Ends
Plant Breeders' Rights; New cultivars; The cat menace; Media watch.

Australian Floral Emblems 6; Gossypium sturtianum
The floral emblem of the Northern Territory is related to the commercial cotton plant.

Grey and Silver Plants in the Australian Garden
Grey and silver foliaged plants have much to offer growers of Australian plants.

Australian Plants in California
Growing Australian plants at the Santa Cruz Arboretum.

Australian Plants for Bonsai
One way of indoor cultivation in extreme climates.

Gardening by Computer
Can you really plan a realistic garden at the keyboard?

Germination Trials with Eremophila species
Emu bushes are not the easiest to grow from seed...but it can be done!

Growing Callistemons in Large Pots
Lack of space is no barrier to growing bottlebrushes.


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

Short Cuts
Growing dendrobiums; Vegetative propagation of eucalypts; Striking cuttings in winter; Australian plants and the senses; Botanical terminology; Preventing disease in potting mixes.

A Good Read
Reviews of current print and electronic publications on the Australian flora.

Net Watch
Sites worth visiting...some relevant and some "over the top"!

Back Issues
...see what you've missed and download previous articles!

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Editor: Brian Walters

Australian Plants online - June 1997
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Issue date: 9 June 1997