Happy New Year Everyone! Let us all hope that 2021 brings all of us a much better year than we had in 2020. The pandemic made our lives pretty miserable and we will hope and pray that by this time next year, we will be much more back to our normal way of living.
Every year at this time I like to look back at the my Hoya keeping highlights from the previous year. We have to go all the way back to June to find anything really noteworthy and that would be my flowering of Hoya undulata. This is my candidate for the most difficult Hoya that I have ever grown, and I was pretty darned proud to say I finally got this one to flower.
Another exciting flowering in 2020 would have to be Hoya sp. SR-2017-012 Frog Foot, which I am pretty sure may now be called Hoya amrita.
My next blooming highlight of 2020 would be the flowering of Hoya flavida after five years of trying.
My final flowering highlight for the past year would be a recent one, and that was the gorgeous Hoya nyhuusiae.
The other two Hoya keeping highlights for 2020 was getting to do an podcast interview with Maria Failla of Bloom and Grow Radio. If you have not heard it and want to hear me talk for an hour on Hoyas, here is the link: https://bloomandgrowradio.com/hoya/. The other highlight would be all of the positive responses that I had to the Hoyas that I offered up for sale last year. It totally blew me away! Well that is my wistful look back at 2020. I wish all of you the happiest and best growing years of your lives in 2021!