My first bloom

lil_cali_gal(9)May 25, 2009

Hope Im doing this right. Below is my first bloom of this season. It's an unknown white I got from my friend Lynn in Pa. last fall.

Cali

geeze now I just have to learn how to resize my pictures sorry it was so big

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tdogdad(Zone 9)

Cali- that is a very clean, pure white- like it. Bill

    Bookmark   May 25, 2009 at 12:17PM
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t0etager(Zone 9)

Very nice and I like the BIG picture! Hows the smell?
Sean

    Bookmark   May 25, 2009 at 12:22PM
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plumcr8zy(SoCal)

cali_gal,
Beautiful! The colors are really crisp and distinctive. The white w/yellow center is so classic, one of my favorites.

Keep up the good work.
Rick

    Bookmark   May 25, 2009 at 3:04PM
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lil_cali_gal(9)

Bill, Sean and Rick thank you !! The only thing about the scent that I can recognize is maybe a rose smell. Im just so thrilled to actually have a plumeria blooming !! I just hope that this year my own will throw out some inflos and bloom for me. (I don't count "pregnant" cuttings) I have an inflo on a seedling Ive had for 5 years now... woo hoo !! This will be "my" first to bloom. Im anxious to see what I get. It was from a white w/yellow throat... Im hoping for some color !! But Ill take what I can get.

Cali

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 9:15AM
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astrl

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 6:44PM
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dockdiva

So so pretty. Congrats!

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 10:37PM
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nikkit(9)

Cali, she's really pretty, the intense white and yellow is very eye catching, and she smells like roses-divine!! Can't wait to see your seedling blooms, hopefully you have a new beautiful variety....

Nikki T

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 3:36PM
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counselor4444(6A NJ)

When I was in Hawaii and I smelled my first plumeria flower, I didn't think it smelled like roses at all. I thought it blew roses out of the water. Much sweeter, stronger scent then roses. Simply wonderful.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 4:43PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

C-4444 In the plumeria world, the plant has a very large number of genes. Because of this, the plant has adapted a wide variety of colors, sizes, shapes and scents to survive in the variety of Caribbean islands and regions of central America where it is native. The scent of the Celadine which is most commonly used in Hawaii for leis is very captivating and know as frangipani, plumeria or waxy citrus. It is only one of dozens of scents found in varieties of plumerias including: rose, cinnamon. peach, spice, fruity, sweet, coconut, bubble gum, and many more. There are a number of plumerias that smell exactly like a rose.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 6:45PM
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lzyjo(7)

Beautiful! I love the classic white and yellow plumeria!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2009 at 10:12AM
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