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Posted by buzzb Florida (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 21, 12 at 23:37

Hello. My name is Mike and I live in central Florida. I have been hanging around GW for a few months now and I figured it was time I introduced myself.
I'm a big fan of plants and Hoyas in particular (along with a few others). Reading all your posts has been vey interesting and educational and I sure do appreciate all the knowledge and enthusiasm.
It started when I took care of my mom's H carnosa about a year or so ago. Now I have 22 different hoyas and a couple dischidia. I find it amazing that there are nurseries everywhere in Florida but very few places that carry "houseplant" type plants. But I haven't let that slow me down too much.
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Welcome Mike! Glad to hear from you. We are all at different levels of knowledge but share the same love of hoya. And the challenges they do offer. ~ Mary


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Hi Mike, and welcome to the Hoya forum. You're right - it's hard to find anything but the most common houseplants, but there are more places to find Hoyas down there than most anywhere else in the country. I've heard of folks from our forum touring Herman Englemann's (Exotic Angel) and Secret Garden Rare Plants (Cowboyflowerman of eBay). But you're right - it's hard to find anything but the most common ones at your local nursery. I've often wondered why since they are such great plants to grow in your home...

Look forward to seeing you around the forum!

Denise in Omaha


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Hi Mike! Welcome to the forum. : )


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Nice to meet you, Mike. Glad to read your introduction. :) Do you have a favorite Hoya?


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  • Posted by buzzb Florida (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 22, 12 at 16:48

Hard to pick a favorite, but this H. lacunosa 'Ruby Sue' has been in perpetual bloom all summer, and my carnosa is large and blooms a ton also so it's pretty easy to like them. Sorry about the image quality....cell phone in poor light.

Mike


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I know I'm a liiiiiiiiiittle biased, but my first reaction when I see a photo of an exuberant plant like that is:

How do vendors sell other plants when they are sitting next to Hoyas?

^_~


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Impressive Mike! ~ Mary


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  • Posted by Klea 4b (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 22, 12 at 18:40

What a beautiful lacunosa! I've always loved the way lacunosa smells, and when there's plenty of umbels the scent is really strong. : )


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  • Posted by buzzb Florida (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 22, 12 at 19:09

Thanks! I usually check on everything in the evening, after dinner. By then the fragrance is strong. I have another lacunosa out there that is in bloom also....not sure of the name... But with both of them blooming its a bit over-whelming.


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  • Posted by geosdee Zone 8 FL Panhandle (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 25, 12 at 11:06

Mike where in central florida do you live. Joni lives in Sarasota and has wonderful hoya's. She doesn't usually mind a visit if you let her know in advance.

Dee


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I live northeast of Tampa...

I think I might have met her at the Plant show and sale at USF... Can't remember for sure, but it was someone here in Florida that sells Hoya's on line. She didn't bring any to the plant sale though. She didn't want to compete against USF Botanical Gardens as they have a really nice selection of Hoya's for sale.
Mike


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I thought about it on my way home from work... It wasn't Joni that I met at the USF plant show and sale.... It was Gardino's. I purchased a pandanus from them. Same deal though... They didn't bring Hoyas.

Mike


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My plant area. Hope to add a green house someday.


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I love your grow area, Mike! It has a nice peaceful atmosphere.


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Thanks GG. It is peaceful and I enjoy spending time out there. I'm interested in seeing other members growing areas. Maybe I should start a thread?...?

Mike


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