I am Not a Plant Specialist

Recently my local council gave me a runner-up prize for being Best Plant Specialist.  It seemed churlish to protest at the time but I do protest:  I do not specialise!  I was also runner up for the edible garden prize but most of my plants are not edible.

I admit to having a miniature orchard of fruit trees: citrus trees such as oranges, lemons, mandarins, cumquats, tangerine, grapefruit and limes, as well as fig trees of eleven varieties, some guavas and pomegranates and persimmons, a quince, a loquat, a tamarillo and a Davidson Plum.  But I do not specialise in fruit trees.


I also grow flowers:


I rest my case.

Click on any one photo to see a slide show of the gallery.

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22 Responses to I am Not a Plant Specialist

  1. gaiainaction says:

    Congratulations Mary, and I think that the award is very well deserved, both of them. What a most beautiful collection of flowers, so much enjoyed looking at them all. And the fruit! Amazing and delicious looking! A wonderful collection. I’m now going to treat myself to watch the slideshow again.
    Kind regards

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    • Mary Tang says:

      Thank you, Agnes. I feel quite blessed that in Sydney we can grow a lot of fruit and flowers, much much more than shown here. Also, although we have not had enough rain, I am lucky to have town water.

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  2. Wonderful gallery, Mary. Whatever the titles, anyone who makes you the runner up must be marvellous

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  3. That is amazing, I love the galleries of pictures a feast for the eyes, congratulations, you deserve the awards.

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  4. arlingwoman says:

    Oh my goodness Mary! You do specialize. In plants!!!

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  5. Your plants are beautiful!

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  6. Sunshine Jansen says:

    I hope everyone goes through the full slide gallery! If I had any authority to award you Best Plant Generalist, I would. :)

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  7. taphian says:

    Dear Mary, your garden is really wonderful! Be it your fruit trees or your flowers. I love them all. They are all beautiful and I can see with how much love you have grown everything. Congrats for the price and you won it well and deserved it. You should get a golden flower and fruit! All the best for your gardening, kind regards Mitza

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  8. The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Your orchard is exceptional. The variety is notable and the flower garden is exquisite. Awards well deserved!

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