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NSW Quarterly Gatherings

APS NSW Quarterly Gathering - Saturday 14 March 2015

Our next quarterly Gathering will be held in Caley’s Pavilion at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden at St Ives in northern Sydney, proudly hosted by the North Shore Group. The address is 420 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives.

There will be talks from Peter Clarke on "Pools to Ponds", Mark Abell on "Native Plants for Your Pond", plus walks around the wildflower garden, plant sales and afternoon tea.

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Elaeocarpus reticulatus

Elaeocarpus reticulatus - Blueberry Ash - a plant that should be growing in every ones garden!

This is a popular, fast growing plant that has been in cultivation for well of 70 years.The common name is Blueberry Ash, because it produces many small bright blue berries about one centimetre in diameter after flowering.

I planted my first Elaeocarpus reticulatus plant over twenty years ago in my garden in Sydney’s northern Sydney suburbs and have found it to be a hardy plant. My original plant has white flowers and I have now planted more of a pink flowering form that you will find in nurseries under the name of Prima Donna. Both flowering forms can grow to about eight metres high and about three metres wide in a suburban garden, but usually less.In November, the plant is covered with a mass of fringed bell shaped flowers – a very attractive sight.

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AIMS

aims  

The aims of the Society are:

  * To foster and promote appreciation, study and participation in growing and propagating Australian native plants
* By lawful means, foster, support and promote the preservation and conservation of Australian native plants
* To encourage the use of Australian native plants in home gardens and public places
* To improve native plants as garden subjects
* To interest nurserymen in propagating & supplying
Australian native plants to the public
* To increase and disseminate general knowledge of Australian plants

The aims are broad and allow us to respond to changing needs and priorities and to encompass all aspects of Australian plants.

To join the society please print, complete and return the form obtained here.

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Members

members

 

Members are from all age groups and ways of life from amateurs who want to learn a bit more about Australian plants to professionals - from artists, florists, farmers and nurserymen to plant scientists: anyone who has an interest in Australian flora.

Many members enjoy Australian plants as garden subjects in the suburbs or the challenge of propagating and cultivating difficult to grow species or finding and propagating unusual forms of plants; many contribute to conservation, education, study of bushland or the awakening of a love of the Australian flora in others; others grow Australian plants commercially, many enjoy travel looking at Australian plants in their normal habitat, and photography. For many, membership of the Society is a way of meeting like minded people.

Members who have a professional interest in Australian plants can obtain information outside their specialised area. Some members who do not work with Australian plants for a living but have qualifications in botany, horticulture and so on, find satisfaction in using their knowledge in a leisure activity. For many members of the Society it is a relaxing and enjoyable activity and their first involvement with Australian plants. The Australian Plants Society also has among its members local government authorities, schools, other societies, libraries, corporations and government bodies.

To join the society please print, complete and return the form obtained here.