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PAGE 14-A rilE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015 THIS HONEY-BEE is busy working inside a bloom. SISSI WEDGWOOD looks over a Brugmansia seed pod. woman rugmansla asslon Story and photos by JEFFREY POWELL Passions are as wide and varied as the peo- ple involved. Some folks collect stamps or coins, for others it is cars or boats. For one Ponce de Leon woman her pas- also maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Her large garden cur- rently contains more than 100 varieties of what some people call a trumpet flower, and she hopes to create many more. mature plant and five years to grow a plant ready to be released to the public. "This process does not happen overnight, that's for sure," said Wedgwood. "Some peo- ple like roses, some like sion is the propagation According to Wedg- day lilies but this is an and preservation of wood, the Brugmansia addictionof sorts. I Brugmansia plants and flowers. "I just like garden- ing," said Sissi Wedg- wood while looking over her plants. "I en- joy growing flowers but to tell the truth this is also an escape from all the time I spend on the computer as a web de- signer." Wedgwood's passion blossomed while a hor- ticulture student at Al- bany Technical college in Georgia. She later graduated with a hor- ticulture degree while is extinct in the wild and depends upon man for its continued exis- tence. Customs regula- tions also make it diffi- cult to ship plants from different countries so purchasing pollen from places like Brugmansia Growers International is required to create certain varieties. She also creates her own varieties by seed cross- ing and hybridizing non-identified varieties with purchased pollen. It takes approximately two years to have a love how beautiful and fragrant the plants are and I love the variety." A few things she looks for in a new va- Liberty FD Board meeting May 11 The Liberty Fire District Board will be meeting on May 11, at 7 p.m. at 3728 U.S. 90 West Airport Advisory Committee meetin May 19 The Airport Advi- sory Committee will be meeting on Tues- riety are multiple skirt .... day, May 19, at 9 a.m., blooms, new colors and -: TttE_ ELICATE ART of manually pollinatingat City Hall, 71 U.S. heat tolerant plants, a BrugmanSia bloom. This non-identified bloom 90 West, DeFuniak The challenge is to keep variety-was_hybridized with dorothen pollen.Springs, FL. the best features of the plants and pass on the -- _ best genes ..... - _ - .-_ "To be good at some- __ thing you have to ben of the little obsessive," she North Bay Relay for Life May 8-9 said with a smile. "I guess that would apply North of the Bay Re-at the Freeport High p.m. Opening starts at to me, I love working lay for Life will be May School. Survivors can 6 p.m. with my plants." 8-9 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. start registering at 5:30 ml IJ Helping the world hear better .fin is al to Health. Preventing Hearing Loss Even everyday sounds can cause permanent loss: a gas mower, a power tool or a passing motorcycle. You can protect yourself by: Wearing ear plugs if you will be exposed to loud noise Turning the volume down if you're using headphones Or, simply moving away from the noise! Warning Signs of Hearing Loss Do You: Turn the TV up too loud for others in the room? Struggle to follow conversations in noisy places? Frequently ask people to repeat themselves? If you answer yes to any of these, it's time to get your hearing tested by an expert at Beltone. I" .... "11 I" " " =" m =11 A pair of Beltone Legend Hearing Aids Expires: May 29, 2015 ~L m m m m In-office Trial J ~L m m m ,.= J Call Beltone Today for a FREE Hearing Screening Cameron Yordon HAS Hearing Aid Specialist Crestview 2670 S. Ferdon Blvd. Unit 105 DeFuniak Springs 1756 US Hwy 90 W Destin/Miramar 10221 Emerald Coast Pkwy Bobby N0well HAS; BC - HIS; ACA Audioprosthologist Ft. Walton Beach 22 Beal Pkwy SW Destin Podiatry) (~50nfW3Redst'~37~ (850) 307-5152 (850) 659-9799 (850) 659-9799 Discount on, MSRP and applies to a pair of Beltone Legend 17 or 9 hearing aids. $500 off single hearing aid. Cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or insurance plans. Previous purchases excluded. Benefits of hearing aids vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper fit. @2015 Beltone I i