A Preview of the Huge Plant Sale

Ang and I were granted a rare preview of the plants for sale at Maureene and Keith’s up-coming event for charity.  Such visits are generally actively discouraged and although we were allowed to look, Keith refused our offers to buy.  Of course we had a legitimate reason for being there – we were dropping off some plants from my garden as donations.

I had my eye on the Globba winitii – a Thai ginger commonly known as Dancing Ladies: its compact form will be a hit for owners of small gardens.


The combination of purple and yellow is stunning

It was overwhelming to see the number of plants laid out on the lawn and under shade; hundreds of plants that will have to be moved under cover for the sale.  We couldn’t see how it could be achieved but twice a year Keith and Maureene perform that magic.


You can’t see the lawn for the plants


Keith giving Ang an introduction to the many plants


Ang is planning to buy some Scaevola, this one a hybrid of the Australian native which has much smaller flowers


The lucky bit of lawn that gets to see the sun

The sale will be at Keith and Maureene’s place.  I love visiting their garden; there is always something to learn and to love.

Plant sale April 2017

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. angela1313 says:

    Makes me wish I had moved to Australia back in the seventies when my friends Sal and Tony did. Plant envy. (Sigh)

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  5. Sunshine Jansen says:

    What an amazing wealth; I’m glad they gave you the opportunity to capture them before the crowds descend (and I hope there will be crowds!) And yes, I think anyone would covet those Dancing Ladies…

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  6. A good record, Mary. I hope whatever you would like will keep until the opening.

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