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THE VICTORIAN SALVIA STUDY GROUP

THE VICTORIAN SALVIA STUDY GROUP

THE VICTORIAN SALVIA STUDY GROUP

THE VICTORIAN SALVIA STUDY GROUP

THE VICTORIAN SALVIA STUDY GROUP

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Photos through the pages

The photos within this website have been taken  by either Lyndi Garnett, Pat Anderson or other members with their permission.
I would like to acknowledge those who have kindly given permission for us to use their photos.

If anyone has Salvias in their garden they don’t know the name or plants they can’t identify, please take a photo and email it to lgarnett844@gmail.com. I am sure we can help you.

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Lyndi Garnett (Coordinator) –Ph (03)98034534.

Email: lgarnett844@gmail.com

Registered collection with the Garden Plant Conservation Association of Australia (GPCAA)

Contacts

Co ordinator

Lyndi Garnett
Ph +6(03)98034534
Email:lgarnett844@gmail .com

Salvia Newsletter Editor

Andreina Chinn.
Ph 0404429327
Email:salvia.newsletter@gmail.com

Membership

Laurie Norman
Ph 0419509592
Email:laurienorman@bigpond.com

Facebook

.Julie Kavanagh
Ph: 0408122780
Email: jules.kavanagh@gmail.com

New Salvias

This page will contain information about What’s New in the world of Salvias  here in  Victoria and Australia.
Nobelius

For those who don’t know where or what Nobelius is, our Display Garden is part of Nobelius Heritage Park, on the old Nobelius Nursery site. This wonderful site is situated in Emerald, beneath the Nobelius Packing Shed  on the Puffing Billy Railway Line.

Nobelius Display Garden

The Nobelius Story. In the beginning.....

Before we began at this present site, we had a lovely small plot just below the Emerald Museum. This was the initial Study plot to gauge how the various Salvias grew under these conditions. This area was chosen by Ray Boatman ( the instigator of the Study group) with the help of Russ Gyberg, the curator of the Museum. It wasn’t long before we out-grew this small plot.

The original Salvia garden below the Museum

The present display garden was the result of the Group having too many Salvias and not enough room to display them properly to their best advantage. So the hunt was on to find a more suitable location. This was found in Sept 2006 with the help of the Management of Nobelius who are the custodians of the Heritage Park and the Shire Council who allocated another plot for us to develop. A fantastic area was found underneath the Packing Shed, which was under utilized. It was perfect for our purpose, it has a gentle downward slope towards Emerald Lake and Puffing Billy going past at the top, it is an open area free from trees and their roots, bordered by Flowering Cherries on one side and Pin Oaks on the other, all in all an area of approx. 40m x 14m, perfect for the growing of Salvias.

Autumn 2006
Spring 2006

Selecting the area began in 2007. Before the end of the year, we had the area rotary hoed 3 times, ready for the loads of compost and mulch that were dumped, waiting to be spread and raked. Most of the hard work began in Feb 2007 ( it was the beginning of hot dry horrible summers if you’ll remember ), but with a great band of helpers we laid out the beds, these being in the form of a central path and a number of paths going off to the sides. Our band of helpers then raked Richie Nottage compost and the chipped mulch for the top. When the internal edging had been completed and the Coldstream toppings had been laid, the garden beds looked wonderful,  just waiting to be planted.

End of the day Feb 2007
Feb 2007
Feb 2007

Friends of the Salvia Garden

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For those who might have an hour or two free during the week, who would enjoy working in the garden.
The gardens need maintaining and we need your help to keep the Salvias flowering and looking good for all who walk through.
If you can spare some time, it would really be appreciated – many hands make light work etc..
A chance for you to identify those Salvias in your garden and take home lots of cuttings.

The 1st Thursday of each month, we conduct a Working B at our Salvia Display Garden, 10.30am- 3pm
(This has been changed from Wednesdays to Thursdays.)

So come along and enjoy a couple of hours with other Salvia enthusiasts.
Tea/ coffee will be provided.

Nobelius Salvias in flower
Nobelius Salvias in flower

The 1st Thursday of each month, we conduct a Working B at our Salvia Display Garden, 10.30am- 3pm
(This has been changed from Wednesdays to Thursdays.)
So come along and enjoy a couple of hours with other Salvia enthusiasts.
Tea/ coffee will be provided.