Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Growing a History

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Growing a History

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Carolyn Archer

carolyn.archer@news-mail.com.au

IF THE chrysanthemums that grow in one Bundaberg man's garden could talk, no doubt they would have countless stories to tell.

Bob De Gunst has spent a lot of time and effort over the years making sure the plants his mother first planted more than 60 years ago continue to bloom each year.

C[pounds sterling]Dad built the house in 1939, when I was seven,C[yen] Mr De Gunst said.

C[pounds sterling]It would have been some time around then when Mum first planted the chrysanthemums.

C[pounds sterling]She used to be involved with one of the florists in town.C[yen]

Never straying far from his childhood home, or the plants his mother lovingly looked after, Mr De Gunst lived two doors down from his parents for a number of years before moving back in and taking over the responsibility of looking after the plants. …

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