I'm Mim, I have a small cottage garden nursery situated in the NSW South Coast town of Nowra.
I propagate all of the many plants we grow and sell myself. I have a passion for collecting and propagating – it has been suggested that it may actually be an obsession!
I'm fortunate to be able to choose to grow the plants which appeal to us.
Artemisias, achilleas, geraniums (cranesbills), geums, salvias, penstemons and buddlejas are particular favourites.
Yellow House Heritage Perennials had its genesis in my love of perennial plants. I have been collecting perennials from old gardens for many years and have established a number of gardens. I appreciate many of the plants our grandparents had in their gardens (they have a simplicity which many modern hybrids have lost). However many of these plants have become rare and I realised that the only way to conserve them was to propagate and distribute them as widely as possible.
I am a member of the Australian Garden History Society and the Garden Plant Conservation Association of Australia. I also belong to the RHS, the Alpine Garden Society (UK) and the Hardy Plant Society (UK).
I participated in Open Gardens Australia, providing a range of potted plants for sale as part of our open garden. This inevitably led to the establishment of Yellow House Heritage Perennials so that we can share our plants with an even wider group of gardeners.
Now that the open gardens scheme has ceased, there is a new website myopengarden.com.au/ which is providing a service to garden owners and visitors.