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Hoya Jackpot in Vegas!!

Mesa, AZ(Zone 9a)

Vegas was a blast and I/we had a wonderful time. Who needs slot machines when you have people like Carol and Deb giving you hoyas!! I felt like I was on the Price is Right, and I picked the right door!! Carol brought me a beautiful variegated epi, Fraterna (aff), Wallichii, Vitensis, lots of dischidia cuttings, mini Lacunosa, a Polynuera with the biggest leaves I've ever seen, and a Wightii, I'm sure I'm forgetting something. Deb gave me scissors and free acess to her BEAUTIFUL & HEALTHY hoyas, she also gave me a BIG BIG Dischidia, a hoya we think is DS-128, a cutting of a very different type of Lacunosa, Cagayanensis, and I know I'm forgetting something. Deb and her husband were wonderful hosts. My mini-belle bloomed while I was gone and it has the most wonderful smell to it. I'm off to pot up my cuttings!!

Blessings,
Awanda


This message was edited Jun 17, 2005 6:11 PM

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Mesa, AZ(Zone 9a)

Dischidia from Deb.

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Mesa, AZ(Zone 9a)

The hoya-addicts!!

Wrong picture....hubby didn't do too well on this one:-)

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Mesa, AZ(Zone 9a)

My granddaughter!!

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Mesa, AZ(Zone 9a)

Some of Deb's beautiful hoyas!!

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Mesa, AZ(Zone 9a)

I posted the wrong picture of the hoya -addicts, this one came out better!!

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Mesa, AZ(Zone 9a)

Variegated epi!! The pot is courtsey of Deb!!

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Culpeper, VA(Zone 7b)

Carol is really a jet setter!

Awanda has to have one of every hoya out there by now.

Gorgeous Plants!

Knoxville, TN

Glad to see and hear you had such a nice trip, Awanda. Looks like you also hit the jackpot even if you did not play the slots.

Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

This is wonderful. Sounds like you had a great time, and Awanda lucked out big time. I agree with Susan, Awanda must be really close to having all varieties of hoyas that exist.
Christine

Saint Petersburg, FL(Zone 9b)

Looks like everyone went home with more then they gave away. Good going ladies.
That epi is way too cool!!

Ric

League City, TX(Zone 9a)

I'm glad y'all had a good time. Awanda, you don't look old enough to have that beautiful granddaughter! Good to see Carol's smiling face too!
It was lonely online without you both.
Susan

Mesa, AZ(Zone 9a)

It's great to be back home and we got back just in time. The young man I had watching the greenhouse didn't do what he was supposed to do. If we had stayed away much longer, I would have come home to fried green hoyas. They looked really stressed when we got home last night; however this morning they looked much better. This is the last time I leave a "non plant" person to watch my babies! Susan thank you for the compliment, I started really young:-), I will be a wonderful 55 years young next month!! Ric isn't that epi the kewlest! I wish I did have all the hoyas I wanted; I do have Patella coming though. This hoya was grown from seed and Deb (who gave it to me) isn't sure what it is. The leaves aren't as thick as mini-belle or shepherdii.

Blessings,
Awanda

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Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

The jackpot for ME was meeting Awanda and Deb! Of course, their husbands, too!! Awanda is as lovely and as funny and gentle and loving as she appears on line. My sister, Joy, got to get in on the Hoya Happening...and we really were impressed with Debs plants. I mean...it was SOOOooo hot and so dry and with the A/C....well, an environment pretty foreign to me! Her plants are big and happy!!!

And, yes, Debbi gifted some beautiful plants to Awanda...the knife Awanda was holding at her throat was irrelevant!!! ;>)

Carol

Rockledge, FL(Zone 9b)

Its always fun to meet your online hoya buddies. You will always treasure the memories.

I agree with you Ric...the var. epi is awesome!

Sylvia

Mesa, AZ(Zone 9a)

Yes it was wonderful meeting online hoya addicts. And the knife I was holding was really small:-). It felt like we had known each other for years, lots of laughing. Deb was kind enough to let us swim, use the jacuzzi and her hubby cooked hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. As Carol mentioned, Deb's hoyas were just awesome, especially since she grows them all inside with air conditioning. Our hoya babies are adaptable, tough, and survivors.

Blessings,
Awanda

Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

Little did y'all know that Awanda is really Vanna White.... Here is her bounty from Deb....sorry the light is bad.

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Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

....and Awanda and Carol (Carol is the one in the back!)

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League City, TX(Zone 9a)

Ok now I'm jealous! Just kidding..... What a great photo of you ladies. I was however seriously distracted by the big fat bloom to the left of Carol's head! LOL...

Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

That was what was left of the H. aff. fraterna....LOL

SW, WI(Zone 4b)

(sigh!!)
Everythings fabulous! I'm admiring that var. Epi. w/envy, too!

I had seen the lovely Ms. Awanda (55? no way!) in the past, but nice to see the lovely Carol! (You remind me of someone...can't figure out whom?!)

Looks like a good/happy time!

I'm not familiar with Deb...does she visit the forum at all?

Awanda...do the leaves of that dischidia have a little bit of 'bloom'..you know, that chalky 'residue' to them?

Looks like one I have that is UN-ID'd, so curious as to whether you have an ID for that one.

Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

Awanda looks mucho young...not a wrinkle and not a grey hair. (beauty envy here)...but, hey, I don't look bad for 83, do I? (OOOOOps, that's the way I feel today...actually 65 and look every year of it...I love my Cleatmarks of Life!).

The dischidia is D. geri....great grower!

;>)

SW, WI(Zone 4b)

Yes, Carol...you do look pretty darned good! Hope I look so good @ 65!

OK, now I'm confused, cuz I have a (slowly growing) cutting of what was labeled as D. geri and then i have this UN-ID'd Dischidia *plant*....and they look nothing alike! So frustrating...just like ID'ing hoyas!

Do you know, Carol, if D. geri has a bit of that powdery 'bloom'?

Carol...do people ever say 'you look a lot like_______(insert name)? You look like someone...but I can't decide who it is...seems like it's someone famous, though!

Knoxville, TN

I respect anyone posting their own picture. I have been dodging cameras for the last couple years. I swear an old lady jumps in my body everytime a camera is snapped.

Nan, when I first started collecting Hoyas someone sent me a D. geri in a trade. She sent it as H. cumingiana so I potted it up with a small plant by the same name. I kept these two potted together even after I realized one plant was the D. geri becasue the Dischidia hangs down while the Hoya shoots up. My point is the leaves of D. geri are similar in size to H. cumingiana.

Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

Let me go check my D. geri. I know the leaves are greyish...but don't recall there being a "bloom" like chalk on them....tune in on the evening news!!! ;>)

Nan, people have said I look like Carol Channing - I don't see it and I dance much better than she does!!! NOT.

Mel - I hear you. Everytime I look in the mirror I wonder what my mother is doing in my bathroom!!!

:>)

Mesa, AZ(Zone 9a)

The dischidia I got from Deb does have a chalky film on the leaves and really tiny flowas. Nan, Deb is a behind the scene hoya-addict:-). Carol didn't have on glasses, I do have some grey hair, and it's from trying to get all these darn hoya names correct:-).

Blessings,
Awanda

Twin Falls, ID

Diane says that there are good friends on this site. I found this page where these ladies went to Las Vegas together. I would love that. If anyone ever comes to Idaho, my roomate and I would like to visit too.

This is nice.

lovinfrogs

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