Archive for March, 2010
This garden was started by me as a project to involve the younger generation in the wonderful world of clivias and at the same time, honour the memory of my oldest son, Jason, 20 who was tragically taken from us on 05/03/2009.
Jason was hit by a drunk taxidriver at a pedestrian crossing , while cycling back from class at NNMU. He died of complications a week later. Jason was a gentle, creative soul who was loved by everybody. This is my way of keeping his memory alive in gardens all over the world!
Seeds from the clivias in his Memory Garden will be donated yearly to all interested scholars and students all over the world.
This blog is a way of communicating with all recipients of his seedpackets and to keep us updated on the progress of their plants, to help with any problems concerning the growing of their seeds , and just to be able to interact with other young clivialovers from other parts of the world.
Seeds have been sent out to scholars and students in South Africa, America and Australia.
Seeds will be sent out yearly during August/September.
Contact us for any other info or if you would like to added to the list. Plants have been donated by a selection of cliviagrowers and all seeds will be marked when packed.
I hope this project will grow from strength to strength and I would like to thank all my family and cliviafriends who have supported me on this project.
This Memory Garden for Jason is a family project and we all do our bit in helping it grow. His brother and sisters adored him and they always had a strong bond between them. Jason had a clivia called “Testament” This plant is planted in the middle of the Memory Garden. Seeds from Jason`s pollination efforts in 2008 were harvested by his younger brother Luke and the seedlings will be taken care of by him.
His sisters, Kyla and Jade do their bit when it comes to cleaning all the seeds. They are also a big help in the labelling and packing of the seeds.
Here are some of the donors and the plants they have so kindly donated to this garden.I will be updating this as I keep receiving plants all the time. Unfortunately I don`t have pictures of all the plants, but where possible I will publish them as well.
Thank you to all my wonderful clivia friends all over the world who have opened their hearts to this project and supported me through donating plants to Jason`s Garden and in this way helping the younger generation start their clivia collections. These seeds will be planted and cared for by these young enthusiasts, and in this way, I will keep Jason`s memory alive in gardens all over the world.
Thank you and bless you x
Celia and Bertie Guillaume S.A -Alida (a beautiful pink bred by Bertie)
Albert Venter S.A – Memory ( a lovely pink pastel)
Andy Forbes-Harding S.A - ( red interspecific bred from Robusta and a sucker from Maxima)
Chris Viljoen S.A – Vibrant Green (a beautiful green throat)
Gordon Fraser S.A – Apricot twins, Dark Apricot with white throat and a Gerrit van Wyk yellow
Piet Theron S.A – “Kleintjie” -own breeding- Jim Holmes Orange x Bronze Green Boy no.1(compact plant, orange with white and green centre)
Kerneels Buitendach S.A – Giant broadleaf (10cm) Multipetal and a Chinese Broadleaf (12cm)
Kobus Visser S.A – own breeding ( semi broadleaf compact yellow group 2 bred from coromandel)
Mike Nagle U.S.A- Ignis ( tulip orange with wide centre)
Rudo Lotter S.A- Honeysuckle (interspecific) and Blowtorch (interspecific)
Tremaine Wesson S.A – Variegated Yellow and Nobilis from Grahamstown
Willie le Roux S.A – Rudo Lotter peach and Peach bred from Vico yellow x Chubb peach
Victor Murillo U.S.A – 2x Victorian peach,2 x Gloria, Green Runner, Vic Daniels Clear yellow
Cathy Geraci U.S.A – green throated yellow
L.T. Tran U.S.A – variegated orange
John Handman – SA – Cameron peach
Charl Malan - SA – 2tone Interspecific from Nakamura
Louis Fourie – SA- interspecific from Nakamura