Full download: Carniflora News, September 2015 (PDF)
Meetings in September – November 2015 to be held at the BURWOOD COMMUNITY HUB
Renovations of the Woodstock Community Centre have started. Meetings for September, October and November will be held at the RALSTON ROOM, Burwood Library and Community Hub, 2 Conder Street, Burwood (3 blocks West of Burwood Station: on the corner of Railway Parade and Conder Street). Details of this venue are available at http://www.burwood.nsw.gov.au/services/venue_hire.html.
Summary of the August meeting
The August meeting featured a talk by Raymond Chin on growing carnivorous plants under LED vs fluorescent lights. Raymond grows a wonderful range of unusual carnivorous plants in terrariums under artificial light. Through his research and experience he has been finding out what lighting options work best for these great plants.
Theme plants for remaining meetings in 2015
The following theme plants have been selected to these meetings for the rest of 2015:
September – Nepenthes
October – Pinguicula
November – Sarracenia
Members are encouraged to bring examples of theme plants to those meetings. They may be nice examples of such plants; plants of uncertain name for which help is sought with identification; or unhappy plants for which advice is sought on possible remedies of how to improve them.
In short, one outcome of this idea is to help generate conversations about the plants that fascinate and captivate us. There will be a separate category for voting ‘Plant of the Month’ for theme plants.
You are also welcome to bring other types of plants to these meetings.