Number 9...March 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
A novel approach to pest control; Australian native plants for Olympic bouquets; Tree poisonings; New cultivars; Media watch and more.


Australian Floral Emblems 9; Eucalyptus globulus

The "Tasmanian Blue Gum" - the floral emblem of Tasmania.

Australian Climbing Plants

What goes up.......usually stays there!

Medicinal Properties and Bush Foods of eucalypts

Eucalypts have proved highly valuable to both aborigines and European settlers.

A Protean Garden in California

Australian and South African plants florish far from home.

An Introduction to Ferns

Some hardy ferns for cultivation, indoors and outside.

A Short History of Grevillea Cultivation in England

Grevilleas were introduced in the "old dart" as early as 1792!

Using Spaces and Styles in Overall Garden Design

How to achieve a practical and spaceous landscape


Electronic Mailbox

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

Short Cuts

Mycorrhizas in native flora; Growing grasses; The Wee Jasper Grevillea; Autumn - a time to rejuvinate the garden; The Ranunculus family in OZ; The genus Lomatia

A Good Read

Reviews of some current publications on the Australian flora.

Net Watch

Sites worth're sure to agree!

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Australian Plants online - March 1998
Issue date: 29 March 1998

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