Landscape soil advice

palmspringsplumie(9b)February 9, 2013

Hi Everyone, I am new to the forum and have really enjoyed reading through the wealth of info here. I live in Palm Springs CA and am putting in a plumeria garden. I'll be bringing in landscape dirt and would like some advice on what kind to use for best drainage and the happiest plumies. Thanks!!! Claire

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tdogdad(Zone 9)

Claire- The sandy soil of Palm Springs is excellent for growing plumerias. Fast draining soils are essential. The only concern is for frost/freeze which can happen periodically in Dec/Jan during early morning. Plumerias do not like 32 degree temps for more than a short time and will rot if too long. If you have full size plants in your neighborhood, you probably are in an area that is safe. Bill

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 11:54AM
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palmspringsplumie(9b)

Thanks Bill! I DO have big plumies in my area. I am in a very protected area where we don't even get much wind. There is hope!!!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 1:38PM
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qaguy

If you're not too worried about having named varieties, I'll
be posting (maybe later today) about a lot of cuttings that
I want to give away.

I'm often in the PS area, maybe we could get together and
I'll give you a bunch of large cuttings. I won't be out
there for a couple of months though.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 2:55PM
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palmspringsplumie(9b)

Qaguy, that would be wonderful! Thanks!!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 3:49PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Great advice Bill!!

T.. You are so nice.. :-)

Welcome Palmspringsplumie!!

Listen to these wonderful gentleman!!!

Great people here on this forum!!! ;-)

Take care,

Laura

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 12:46AM
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