From a previous business, Boxed Green, Sue Dempster speaks of our core values and importance of connecting to our garden to determine its needs.
In some exciting news - a rare wildflower discovery, initially made by Eileen Croxford and Hazel Dempster in the 1990’s has been rediscovered a good 30 years later! Check out the story of it’s first discovery below:
“My Mum and I were together at Cape Riche in the 1990's botanising the plants appearing in a previously burnt area overlooking the ocean. I called my mum over to look at the lovely tall spikes of a largish, dark mauve Scaevola atop fleshy green foliage. No camera! She took a couple of specimens for the Albany Herbarium - of which she was curator at the time. The current fire would be the first there since we last visited. The plant had disappeared since then but the seed has obviously stayed viable in the ground. Thanks to this current fire, they’ve once again germinated to be rediscovered!”
From a previous business, Boxed Green, Sue Dempster and Graeme Mitchell sat down with the Wanneroo Times to talk about their free workshops helping WA home gardeners, switch to more sustainable gardens with native wildflowers!