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RE: Pictures

Gorgeous stuff!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 29 Feb 2004 19:23:19 -0600

>will get you to see the photos...
>Jim.. was a tad busy today and also had to convert your files (mac)into
>something readable by my puter (windows).... I think I lost some of the
>clarity and size.. sorry!
>> I just sent Donna two pictures. One is the jewel orchid now that some
>> of the buds are open [and, yes, Cathy, it is ludisia. I thought not,
>> but then I discovered a label].
>> The other is a Hoya that I bought at the Japanese Festival a Morikami
>> Gardens yesterday. Like an idiot, I didn't ask the woman I bought it
>> from for a species name. She only had two of these and the other was
>> sold before I got there. So I bought this one, left it in her care
>> while we wandered around, looked at all the bonsai, listened to a
>> couple of Taiko drum concerts, and ate soba noodle concoctions.
>> when I went back to get the plant, I forgot to ask the woman for a
>> complete ident.
>> It does not look like any of the three or four different ones at Selby
>> Gardens [as I remember; will check that out for sure next weekend]. It
>> has a small tag that says "HP", which I take to mean Hoya p-something.
>> The picture shows both flower buds and open flowers. The leaves are
>> about 3" long by 2" wide. The vine is 1/2" thick [at least] and has
>> those gripping little tendrils that adhere to unpainted and untreated
>> wood.
>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> Zone 10
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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