Every plant in Vendy Pola’s garden had a history.
A friend or family member who provided her with cuttings, sprouts, and even whole cart carts; She remembers them every time she went to the garden.
“I loved walking in my garden,” she said.
But 44 years later, at her home in Brisbane, Wendy was sold and reduced.
The house is ready to be demolished, and your favorite garden will soon be remembered.
Wendy had 30 days to decide what herbs to take, and what to do with her long-term love labor for the remaining decades.
“It was sad for me to have so much effort, so much love in this garden,” she says.
After the girl called on people who wanted to save some plants on social media, she introduced a Brisbane nurse who heard of Wendy’s condition.
“That afternoon, I pulled out some 50 geraniums from her garden and hurried home to call my garden networks,” says Anthony.
“I have distributed all those, a couple bars that I have kept here, to the people who now hold Wendy’s beautiful gerberas in their gardens.
Anthony is the founder of a group of gardeners dedicated to preserving the gardens of the old suburbs of Brisbane.
As he watched as many builders took over the old mansions in the gardens and abandoned them in the town houses and apartment towers, Anthony worried about what was missing.
He was saddened when a “sold” sign appeared on one of his favorite gardens in Morocco and his house and garden were visited by bulldozers.
“Everything that man had done in that house is now destroyed,” says Anthony.
Anthony started your backyard gardening Facebook group by connecting your homeowners, real estate agents and developers with some local gardeners who want to preserve Brisbane.
“Gardeners have a beautiful relationship,” he said.
“No one understands the relationship between the earth and the garden as a garden.
I have some herbs that I absolutely love and I know what that means for me if someone can take them if I can’t do them.
In a matter of days, more than 100 Brisbane gardeners joined the group, and Anthony warned of the loss of gardening heritage.
In Brisbane, real estate agent Kat Choun joined the Facebook group to see the value of protecting some of Brisbane’s old gardens.
“I have been helping a couple who have been living in their home for 60 years, and she has a beautiful garden to look forward to,” she said.
For Wendy, the discovery of her own garden heritage helped her to reconcile her next home loss – and she took care of some of the plants herself, now well.
“Every plant in the garden had a history,” she said.
“The jerseys I gave to Anthony were my friends.
The plants she gave me became a heritage, and those plants were eventually given to people like Anthony and the granddaughter and granddaughter of the lady who grew up for them.
I know that the plants that people take will grow with love and attention the way they end up for me.