A Few Words About David Liddle

I thought as long as we are talking about Hoya cf. palawanica IML 1605, and it has a David Liddle accession number that I would say a few words about him. The Hoya world suffered a huge loss with the death of David in September of 2009. I was lucky enough to correspond with him a couple of times before his untimely passing. His nursery in those days was the go to place for Hoyas. There were huge group orders from all over the world that were placed with him, and he did a phenomenal job of fulfilling those orders. I will never forget the excitement of getting an order of unrooted cuttings in those days.

He more that any vendor I have encountered knew how to select, and process unrooted cuttings for shipment so that they would arrive even after 3 weeks in transit in good shape when they got to your door. All cuttings in an order were packed in there own separate muslin drawstring bag. His plants were all grown outdoors, and were taken near the end of the rainy season at just the right time. Most cuttings averaged only $10-$12 each and there were so many to choose from! I am thankful that I was able to experience it for myself as those days are permanently behind us.