Hoya Growers Website
Hi there from , New Zealand.
Feilding is a town, situated about two hours drive north of Wellington on the Western side of the north island - ).
In 1993 (when my husband died) I joined the Wellington Hoya and Epiphyllum club. I try to get to the monthly club meetings that are held in Johnsonville (where I lived the first twenty years of my life) - a suburb of Wellington.
A little about me personally = I have four sons - 1st and 3rd married; 2nd and youngest still single. My oldest son and his family are back home living in Levin where the boys grew up.
I am only 4 ft 8 in tall.
I love my garden and when I am not doing voluntary work, visiting old folk;
if it is fine I am usually found in my garden where I take frequent rest breaks for the sake of my back.
I usually manage to amuse myself on my computer; sending emails to my online friends; playing Heroes of Might and Magic (fighting the dragons); or playing Backgammon while I am resting from gardening. The trouble is the time seems to run away with me and often the rest breaks are longer than the work periods (haha)
Since I remarried in 2006 I spend a lot of time planning holidays.. we have toured the south island.. been to Mt Maunganui..been to Melbourne in Australia, Norfolk Island and also been on cruises to Tasmania, the Queensland coast, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Singapore.
Link to My Christmas 2002/New Year Trip to Australia
WOMAN IN THE GLASS
When you get what you want in your struggle for
And the world makes you queen for a day,
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself,
and see what THAT woman has to say.
For it isn't your boyfriend or family or friend
Whose judgement upon you must pass;
The woman whose verdict counts most in the end
Is the one staring back from the glass.
Some people may think you a straight-shootin' chum
And call you a person of place
But the woman in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look her straight in the face.
She's the woman to please, never mind all the rest
For she's with you clear up to the end
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult
If the woman in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the woman in the glass!
Hoya 'Jungle Gardens'
The following are some of the plants that I enjoy keeping in my house.
Link to My Hoya Page
Link to the Epiphyllum page.
Link to the Schlumbergera and Rhipsalidopsis Page.
Link to Orchid Page.
This is a Link to my African Violets Page
This is a Link to my Page of Other House Plants
This is a Link to my Page of Begonias
I have only just started collecting these plants.
Wellington Epiphyllum & Hoya Society
The benefits of belonging to the society are many; firstly you get to know other people who are interested in the same plants that you are - most grow other plants too.
If you live in the lower part of the north island you can attend all or some of the monthly meetings.
But even if you live in other parts of the country or overseas there is a wonderful journal "Epiflora" that is published quarterly and is of great value.
If you are interested you can contact me at email@example.com or our club editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to Thank Warmer_woman from the Yahoo Garden chatroom
for all the help she gave me, teaching me to setup this webpage.
She earns a special bouquet for her patience with me...lol
Thanks also to the designers of free graphics that makes the pages look so cute
Anyone wanting to build a page should try the following sites. -
Click on the Mailbox to send an email to Virginia
Virtual New Zealand
Virginia & Jim's winter 2007 cruise
more about Virginia and Family Recipes
Healesville Sanctuary, Aust.