Announcing the launch of ‘Garden Escapees become Environmental Weeds‘
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am
Venue: ‘How To’ Stage
Presenter: Bruce Tinworth (for Ipswich SGAP)
The aims and objectives of this publication are to:
Raise the public’s awareness of the issue of environmental weeds and reduce the weed management burden imposed upon taxpayers, conservation volunteers and the natural environment.
Highlight the inappropriateness of potentially invasive plants that displace unique and iconic Australian native flora.
Assist gardeners in making local native species their first choice, instead of accepting plants from thousands of kilometres away; thus demonstrating a pride in the unique plants endemic to their region.
Stimulate increased interest in the selective breeding of the listed alternatives and other native species so that future generations of gardeners can enjoy significantly more Australian native plants.
Normal RRP price $15.
Exclusive launch price at the Ipswich Plant Expo is only $10and includes a free poster.
Book launch: Garden Escapees become Environmental Weeds by Bruce Tinworth
Aloe-Aloe Horticulture is pleased to announce that we will be releasing two exciting new sun perennials for use by gardeners and landscapers for the first time in Australia at the Ipswich Plants Expo this year.
These 2 hybrid aloes are the result of a 35 year breeding program by the worlds leading aloe breeder Leo Thamm in South Africa and now enhance the aloe-aloe range to 29 unique cultivars for our harsh garden conditions. The Aloe-Aloe collection is available in all states of Australia in garden centres, nurseries and chain stores- Some are flowering bedding plants, some flowering shrubs and others small flowering trees.
All of these hybrid aloes sold are clones of unique selected superior plants with proven hybrid vigour so that gardeners and landscapers can be guaranteed quality plants that will always perform and outshine other seed grown aloes. This new generation of SUPER PLANTS are stronger, cope better with a wider range of extremes (rain ,dry, heat and cold) but also have stunning flower displays that last longer and flower younger, with superior and wide ranging colour tones.
The Ipswich Plant Expo is pleased to secure the following speakers for the event on 9-10th March 2013.
These well known garden personalities span print media, radio, television and online. We have collated most of the best known horticulturists to provide informative and relevant gardening advice and practical tips to ensure you create a successful garden in South East Queensland, focusing on the what works well in the local subtropical climate.
Guest speakers for 2013 confirmed are Paul Plant, Brian Sams, Clare Levander, Arno King and Claire Bickle.
The dates are set for 9-10th March 2013 and with two full days planned, there is much to look forward to. In addition to guest speakers above, we are looking at introducing a second Back to Basics series of talks for all the beginners and kids who want to start but need a little help. We will be there to give you give you all some great skills!
Event Key Features
Tropical plants + subtropical plants
Edible and organic gardening
Gardening tools and equipment
Gardening magazines and books
Keep this date open in your diary as it will be the best event in Queensland for gardeners in the first six months of 2013.
Congratulations to all exhibitors for putting on a good subtropical garden expo, over 2000 people attended. There was a great range of plants and related products.
Special thanks is extended to Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale for officially opening and launching the event. He also announced that the local council will support it in 2013. Good news everyone, it will be a two day event next year.
Thank you to sponsors Ipswich City Council and Searles, and to event supportors The Gift Tree, subTropical Gardening and River 94.9FM.
Additionally, we wish to thank our guest speakers Colin Campbell, Paul Plant, Claire Bickle, Noel Burdette and Arno King… and the efferescent MC for the day, Marcia Byriel.
If you went to the event and have some suggestions for the 2013 event, please send us an email to info@ plantexpo.com.au (remove spaces).