The White Waratah

Last April Keith and Maureen opened their garden and raised over $6000 for Breast Cancer Research.  The highlight of today’s Huge Plant Sale was the White Waratah at the Propagating Gardeners’ garden in Lane Cove.  I had not noticed this bush when I attended their April sale but it was impossible to miss the dozen blooms on it today.


The Waratah is notoriously difficult to cultivate and the white form was only discovered in the wild in the seventies.



If we saw nothing else but this one plant our visit would have been worthwhile but Ang, Ben and I enjoyed seeing the garden in a different season and all of us took home many plants that were propagated on site.


I promised Maureene I will start propagating fig trees from my ten varieties and donate them to her sale next April.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38 so I have been working for various organisations post treatment and my volunteer work has been rewarding.  Now I can combine my love of gardening with working for a good cause.

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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4 Responses to The White Waratah

  1. wfdec says:

    I have never seen the white one before. In fact I didn’t know it existed. It looks quite magnificent.


  2. A great record, and a good purpose

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