I met Dee and Kim three years ago when Dee emailed Carol Noel in Hawaii and asked her about growing Hoyas in Vermont. She passed along my name, and the two of them nervously drove the 30 miles from their home to mine to see my Hoyas. It turned out I wasn’t a serial killer, and both of them became friends with myself and my wife. They have become a good source to give some of my extra, or too large Hoyas to over the years.
Both Dee and Kim paid us a visit yesterday in our new home and gave us a house warming present. Dee works in stained glass and gave my wife a piece with a cat, and gave me an original of a Hoya imperialis flower. I had gifted Dee my too large imperialis a few months ago, and she took a photo of the blooms at her house. That photo is what she worked from to create this treasure below.