Flower Power with worms

Parry’s Wildflower Nursery: Brian Parry

Imagine devoting your life to growing something designed solely to give joy and pleasure to others. Welcome to the world of a flower-grower – and in Brian Parry’s case, to the world of an Australian native flower and foliage-grower. Brian’s family legacy spans three generations, leading this Bunyah resident to spend his entire life working tirelessly to produce beauty for others to enjoy.

But nature is not always kind. Gardens are not always obedient. So growing flowers and foliage can be a labour intensive endeavour, day in, day out. Nonetheless Brian, having moved the several thousand bulbs, shrubs, clippings and trees up from the Central Coast decades ago, has evolved his business to embrace a more chemical free ethos, similar to his forebears. Today, his worm farming business complements the needs of his flowers, standing him and his flower beds in good stead for a sustainable farming future, even during the lengthy drought witnessed within this film.

Please enjoy the film and photos below. The beauty of Bunyah itself, we leave to the words of late poet laureate Les Murray, the bard of Bunyah:

“Beneath this moon, an ancient radiance comes

Back from far hillsides where the tall pale trunks

Of ringbarked trees haphazardly define

The edge of dark country I could not afford

To walk in at night alone. ”

(extract from Evening Alone at Bunyah, by Les Murray)