Jason's Memory Garden

Feedback from recipients of seed

Simon Baggs, 16, Florida,U.S.A

by on Feb.16, 2010, under Feedback from recipients of seed

Hello Mrs. Kruger,

My name is Szymon Baggs. I am 16 years old, and in 11th grade of Middleburg Sr. High School.
I live with my mom in Middleburg, Florida. My dad died 5 years ago of blood cancer.
Mom has been sick for the past 3 years. She has Chronic Fatigue Syndrom. She had to stop working last year because of her condition. She is not a person who can sit doing nothing so she started growing clivias just for our pleasure, and I have been helping her with them.
I know it sounds funny – I am a boy and helping mom with plants. I like it and wish their flowers stay pretty for longer than they do.

I would like to grow a clivia that would make my mom happy, and that’s why I am writing to you Madam hoping you let me to have some of your seeds.

Wish you the best,
Szymon.

Hello Carrie,

It’s Jolanta, Simon’s mother.

We received the seeds and planted them, a few weeks ago.
Thank you so much for sending them for Simon. He seems to be very excited and checks on them every day.

We have had a problem with our computer, and had to get a new one. I did it easier on me, and got a new one as Simon’s Christmas present so…..we were out of contact for over a month.

Sorry for being late.
Would like to wish you and your Family a Happy New Year.

In a few weeks, I should have some seeds of nice crosses ready for harvesting and I will send you some to plant in Jason’s Memory Garden.

Thank you again,
Jolanta.

Simon in front of their clivias

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Marco Pretorius 10, South Africa

by on Feb.16, 2010, under Feedback from recipients of seed

Hi Carrie
Thank You for the clivia seeds.
I will take good care of them and add them to my collection, which consist of Nobilis seeds from Connie and James Abel and Miniata seeds from Fritz Van Schalkwyk which is already seedlings of three months old.
I am so sorry to hear about Jason. But every time I see this seeds I will be thinking of You and Jason.
Please thank all the Donors and may this project be a great success and change many lives.
Regards
Marco Pretorius

Here is a pic of Marco Pretorius
Date of birth 31/03/1999
Interest:Clivias
Motorbikes
Anny thing that crawls and flies
He is in Van Riebeeck Park Primery in Kempton park GR4

Marco 10, one of our youngest recipients of seed

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Jordan Williams,13 years, South Australia

by on Feb.15, 2010, under Feedback from recipients of seed

Hi Carrie
I emailed you yesterday in relation to obtaining some seed from you if at all possible. I forgot to put in my mailing address just in case. It is Jordan Williams PO Box 761 Strathalbyn South Australia 5255.
Thanks
Jordan Williams
Hi Carrie, Just potted your seed up, exellent seed..Jordan

Seeds from Jason`s Memory garden germinating

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Some of the first youngsters to receive seeds!

by on Feb.15, 2010, under Feedback from recipients of seed

Planting clivias in memory of Jason

Here is some feedback on the first batches of seeds sent out to youngsters all over the world!

Dear Carrie,

I teach Grade 6 at Holy Childhood School here in Eshowe, KZN.

Last year a local farmer gave us some Clivia gardenii ‘bulbs’, which we planted. This year a local Clivia enthusiast, Mrs Colenbrander, gave us some Clivia miniata (orange), which we have planted.

I am so proud of my class – they remind me to let them go and water them every day. The children won’t see the flowers during their years at school – nonetheless, they are so interested, enthusiastic and keen!

I bought the ‘Gardener’ magazine for the Clivia article. The children in my class have read it with great interest. I set their English comprehension exam on Clivia, and we have devoted a page of our school magazine to Clivia. After all, soem Clivia are indigenous to Eshowe, we understand!

If you have any seeds to spare, we would plant them and tend to them with great care.

Kind Regards

Anne Horsfield

Private Bag X509

ESHOWE

3815

The clivia class of Eshowe

Hi Carrie,

Thanks, thanks, thanks!

I get so exicted about the whole thing…

I will send you a pic with pleasure. As I said, my class is really taken with the Clivia. I have had the mag in my classroom for a while now, and they have been reading it. It will really bring it alive to them, to hear that you have replied!

Shall I send the pic via e-mail?

Would you like a copy of the Clivia page that we did for the school mag?

Thanks for your reply, it’s so exciting for me.

Kind regards

Anne

Dear Carrie,

The seeds have arrived, thanks! I have contacted Ann Colenbrander, who knows a lot about Clivia, and she is going to help me with them in the holidays.

Lots and lots and LOTS of love
from Anne Horsfield, Grade 6, the Principal, teachers and children of Holy Childhood School, Eshowe”

Planting clivias in memory of Jason

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