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.

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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.

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You can’t see the lawn for the plants

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Keith giving Ang an introduction to the many plants

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

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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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8 Responses to A Preview of the Huge Plant Sale

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. A good record, Mary. I hope whatever you would like will keep until the opening.

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