Datura Ferox

Datura Ferox

In April we were sent to collect samples of a foreign invader not seen previously in the area. Growing outside the eastern boundary on land soon to be smothered with houses, alongside a patch of dock, stood two handsome and…

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Autumn Plant Sales

Once again, the autumn plant sale was a busy and most profitable event and with taking a few pre-plant sale purchases into account, we made approximately $12,500. As you would be aware, we also had a clearance sale at the…

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Pat Dale workshop

Recently we had a wonderful workshop with Pat Dale who taught us to make a hanging twig basket using a variety of native plant materials. We are looking forward to an upcoming workshop with Heather Turner from Basketmakers of Victoria.…

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Update

The Herbarium Collectors continue quietly and steadily on. The collection now numbers 727 genera and species. Our superbly talented and dedicated photographer Dan Linsten is no longer able to come out into the field, but he'll continue to organise the…

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History of the Friends archive project

The committee is establishing an archive of the history of the Friends with the view to writing a history of the last 25 years of the Friends’ involvement in the Cranbourne Gardens and the Australian Garden. Do you have memories…

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Seed Collector hiatus

We have enjoyed monthly sessions with Di Clark or Broni Swartz up to Christmas 2015, but after discussing the future with Di it is clear that with more recent reductions in staffing it is impossible for them to work with…

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Digital Editing

At our December 2015 meeting, Alex Smart gave us a lesson on the process of digitally editing photographic images. His subject was ‘Wildflowers’, painted by Celia Rosser in 1963 from flowers collected with Brenda Murray at Marlo, East Gippsland. The…

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