In the Garden – Plumeria

Plumeria are lovely.  But being tropical, they do not like it cold.  I lost three out of the four that were planted in the ground last year.  I always root three or four stems at the end of summer, just in case that happens.  

In the Garden - Plumerias
The only in-ground plumeria that made it through the winter. I think since it was close to the water and under large trees, it was protected.
In the Garden - Plumerias
Lovely blooms and exotic scent

In the Garden - Plumerias

In the Garden - Plumerias
This is my neighbor’s plumeria orchard. She didn’t lose any to the cold but all of hers were shaded by large live oaks.
In the Garden -- Plumerias
This is one of my neighbor’s blooms. I don’t have any yellow so I’m getting a branch from her to root.
In the Garden - Plumerias
This is one I rooted at the end of last summer. So easy. Just cut it off and stick it in the dirt. Doesn’t even need watered over the winter.
In the Garden - Plumerias
A two-year old cutting.

So easy.  So pretty. 

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