Republic of Moreland

February 14, 2008

Local and or general

I’ve decided to try and incorporate more indigenous plants in my plans for the garden. This started off as a way to encourage local frogs into our pond and grew from there. It’s not that I plan to get rid of everything else, just to inform myself about what the indigenous possibilities might be. Towards this I was planning on going to a talk on indigenous plants of Moreland at Coburg library recently.

Alas, like most good intentions it was lost somewhere between the coffee breaks and urgent internet-browsing. Luckily Ceres has a range of plants indigenous to Merri Creek and surounding areas and recently I discovered (only in the virtual sense so far) the Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Cooperative (VINC) at Fairfield which looks like it would be worth a real-life visit. The Keelbundora Indigenous Nursery at Latrobe Uni also looks very interesting.

This morning however while indulging in the sort of internet-surfing that meant I missed the original talk in the first place, I found Gardening with Indigenous Plants in Moreland, a 16 page booklet produced for Moreland City Council by Merri Creek management committee with an extensive list of plants and trees complete with illustrations.

Armed with this and the Moreland Nature Strip Beautification Guidelines how can I go wrong?



  1. Dang. By your title, Faith, I thought this would be a review of various anaesthetic treatments you’ve undergone. Or at least analgesics. My favourite is Pethadine, by the way. Puts you at a nice distance from the pain. That’s after morphine, which once gave me beer-goggles for a whole ward of doctors (who apparently call it “leg-opener”). “It’s good enough for me,” as the Jolie Holland song goes.

    Plants? Oh, those Billy Buttons on the front of Gardening with Indigenous Plants in Moreland. I’ve got them on my nature strip. They sure are something… a gorgeous, hardy polkadot of colour.

    Comment by Girl on The Avenue — February 14, 2008 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

  2. The emergency caesar was my first and only anaesthetic or serious painkiller so I don’t have a wide range for comparison. (If you don’t count vodka or pinot noir that is.) I did get lots of morphine afterwards but didn’t suffer the beer-goggles effect but that might have been circumstances. Yes, I recognised the Billy Buttons!

    Comment by faith — February 14, 2008 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

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