Saturday, December 30, 2006

All my Hoyas

I really couldn't tell you how many different Hoyas I have in my collection. So I thought over the next few weeks I'd try and post a picture of each one and count them in the process. I'll start with the ones that have flowered, not necessarily in order of flowering or in alphabetical order, I'm not that organised unfortunately. So here we go....... from top left to right. Because they will be in collage nine at a time, you may prefer to click on the picture for a larger view and click again for larger still.
I hope it's not too boring.

1 H. pubicalyx "pink silver."
2 H. gracilis.
3 H. carnosa.
4 H. bella. ( albomarginate form)
5 H. subquintuplinervis.
6 H. C.V. "Minibelle."
7 H. lacunosa.
8 H. Kerrii.
9 H. Pachyclada.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Greetings!

Wishing everyone a blessed and Happy Christmas with family and friends. May the year 2007 be a safe, healthy, and prosperous one for all.
From Roy, larraine and family

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Hoya gracilis and Hoya pubicalyx "pink silver"

These are two of the latest Hoyas to flower. I'm sticking my neck out a bit when I say this is "pink silver" because when I planted this Hoya I forgot to put the label in the basket. But looking at other images this appears to be the one. I'm happy to be corrected if anyone begs to differ. The bottom flower is H. gracilis, it is probably not a great specimen as it was on a part of the vine that was starting to wither a little. The rest of the plant is very healthy but no blooms. I've since given it a little prune and I've planted a couple of cuttings from it.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hoya curtisii

We had a tropical storm last sunday which brought a heavy downpour, Our rainwater tank is full again which is great. It created so much humidity our H. curtisii is doing battle with some fungii.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Hoyas for Africa

This is my little market stall set up as a fundraiser for a project we support in Uganda. It really has been a lot of fun and a most enjoyable time meeting people and talking to people about Hoyas. A number of people bought a Hoya for the first time and the rest were people who were adding to their small collection. I must say I met some really nice people and it would be good if we could get a little informal group meeting occasionally. A cup of tea and enjoy the Hoyas.

Hoya carnosa

Hoya carnosa might be one of the most common and well known of the Hoyas, but for me it's definately a favourite. This plant is particularly nice because it is twining high up in the pergola and you can get a good view of the flowers as they hang down.