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Old 08-19-2007, 08:23 PM   #29
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Here is a shot of my wifes plumerias. I snatched some stalks while in Hawaii a few years back and they really have made some great flowers.

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Here is a shot of my wifes plumerias. I snatched some stalks while in Hawaii a few years back and they really have made some great flowers.

Wowwww!..I love your wife's plumerias!..my fav Hawaiian flower!..we brought some seeds home and tried to grow them..it'd put out limbs and leaves, but would freeze w/our winters here..luckily they have plumeria flower earrings, and plumeria perfume
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Old 08-19-2007, 08:43 PM   #31
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Wowwww!..I love your wife's plumerias!..my fav Hawaiian flower!..we brought some seeds home and tried to grow them..it'd put out limbs and leaves, but would freeze w/our winters here..luckily they have plumeria flower earrings, and plumeria perfume

Seeds???? Nahhh, I just wacked some stalks off from a tree (yes, they grow like trees in Hawaii) and wrapped them in damp newspaper and a ziplock bag. My biggest fear is the inspectors at the AP, but once in the AP they were selling them everywhere - just like I had them. The inspector just looked at them and sent me on.

They are in pots and come indoors during the winter. This year we will chop the tops and replant for more.
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Hi Mike

yes, I know about the inspections at the ap! gotta be careful what you bring back to hawaii!! they don't want a lot of stuff we (California) could give them!..especially like pests/viruses, etc...and other states don't want a lot of tropical stuff that hawaii has
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Here are my wifes plumerias in red - first time this stalk has bloomed that I have seen. Luck of the draw when all you do is walk down the road in Honolulu and cut off stalks as you go when they are not in bloom. You really cannot go wrong.
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Lovely plumerias! I was surprised to find some, and I bought some stalks a few years back at a stall in the French Market in NOLA (pre Katrina) but had no idea how to root them properly and so they died, now I see there's a website that helps... I wonder if they still sell them down there, I'll have to go back and find out... Yet another reason to go back to New Orleans!!
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Beautiful plumerias, michael!..gonna have to get some stalks and try that!
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We found our info on plumerias on the web. After cutting the stalk from the donor tree , they have to "dry" or age for a period, then you cut off a chunk about an inch at a time until you find a whitish pulp that is good rooting material - on ours it was about 2 inches from the bottom end that I cut - total length that I got was 14 -16 inches. Then place in Miracle Grow Potting Soil and water lightly with periods of near dry. They looked dead and nearly went to the compost pile 20 times. Then they got some new darker growth at the tips (8 months later!!!) and leafed out, gotten bigger each year.

We cannot plant them in the ground either - even this far south. I was told that extended stays in 45 and below temperatures will kill the plant. So, each winter after dropping all leaves - in they go. They are my wifes favorites.

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Hi Mike,

We had put the seeds in a pot, and they did grow limb and leaves, but because of the low temps, they fell off..and we did try to keep them inside our kitchen on the floor, but they didn't fare ...next time, stalks for sure!..I like the white with yellow centers too as well as the pink, and yellow ones
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I love planting flowers. We live in a cold climate. So, it's always interesting to see what the local greenhouses supply each year.
Thanks for sharing your pics.
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Those lilys are very nice. What variety are they? The delphinium are also one of my favorites.
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Wow! I just stumbled across this thread and am wow-ed by the great macro photography! There are some fine photographers on this forum (and some fine gardeners too)!!!
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Our coleus are in full prime bloom
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a bloom for the Harvest Moon

Sept. 25 was the Harvest Moon.

My "Queen of the Night" or "Night-Blooming Cereus", Epiphyllum oxypetalum, started its 4th cycle of blooming this year on 9/24.

This is one of the 40 blooms which finished this cycle on 9/29.
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