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.

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

 

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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.

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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 since 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.

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  2. A great record, and a good purpose

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