Monday, June 21, 2010

Favorite Plumeria

Last fall, we stuck a scrawny Frangipani plant "leftover" from some moving and shuffling of the Kokomo and Maine Stay landscape next to the workshop container. Had no idea what color it was or whether or not it was worth saving. And one of the "oddities" of Plumeria is how really ugly the plant is when it's not in bloom. It really looks like a small tree and if you didn't know, you would think it was dying. Lesson learned for us... never give up on these and put them somewhere that you can tolerate the "ugly" bloomless periods. They do well just in the Peninsula sand, but probably better with some good soil and fertilizer added and lots of water.

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