The Weeping Lilly Pilly (Waterhousea floribunda) one of several Lilly Pillys, is a medium sized tree normally found bordering streams in subtropical rainforests in Northern NSW and QLD. In gardens it has been grown for many years for its attractive shape, large clusters of white flowers and greenish fruits.
“Boo hoo, hoo, hoo. Oh, hi there, don’t mind me I’m just having a little cry. You’d probably cry too if you were planted here, when all the other Lilly Pilly’s are on the other side of the gardens. It’s just me here and it’s terribly lonely.”
The Weeping Lilly Pilly tree: "Boo hoo, hoo, hoo. Oh, hi there, don’t mind me I’m just having a little cry. We all get a little down sometimes and somedays, it’s all just a bit much, you know. You’d probably cry too if you were planted here, when all the other Lilly Pilly’s are on the other side of the gardens. It’s just me here and it’s terribly lonely. Sorry.
I’m Flo, Waterhousea floribunda, but Flo for short. You know what I wish, I wish I was human. That’s what I wish. I want to be able to walk around. You take it for granted, you know. You can just move from one place to another, but we have to stay right here where we’re planted. Sure, there’s some nice things about it. Nice bed, good people watching, sunshine and all that. But I just want to have friends, friends who are nice to me. I want a friend who understands, a friend that backs me up. Talks to me when I am feeling a little weepy, you know.
Will you do me a favour? Will you tell the BWA I’m in need of something sweet, you know the Botanical Women’s Association. Those Lilly Pilly’s over there, yep, them. They always seem to forget I exist. If you could tell them that I’m feeling a little bit left out, that’d be great. Oh, I guess that means that you will have to go then. Well, come back soon! Bye!"