Getting ready for putting to bed:(
Sadly it is getting to be that time of year for me when I have to start thinking of getting my plumeria ready for bed. This year my plan is to keep all my 1 year old trees and rooted cuttings going over the winter. Any trees that are blooming or are getting ready to bloom. This year it looks like I will only have 2...maybe three that will be bloom over fall and maybe winter...with the exception of my Dwarf Singapore Pink. I have to admit, even the D.S.P.'s flowers are smaller and not as fancy as most of the other plumeria, it's biggest advantage is that I can have it blooming almost all year long. My tree has 4 inflos on it right now.
Ok so besides those plumeria, I plan on starting to cut off all those leaves over the next few days. I can realistically only do 20 maybe 30 a day without it affecting my back. After I get all of them done, I will start spraying the trees with F.E. I also know I have to repot a few of my trees. This past week was really strange weather wise. I had to move the bulk of my trees because the winds were gusting and knocking over my pots. My largest Psycho was knocked over and it was in a terra cotta pot. It probobly weighed about 15 pounds. The pot broke, and this time, I am going to put it into plastic.
So besides, spraying with F.E., cutting off leaves, and repotting any of the trees with pots that were broken because they were knocked over during these weird wind storms, am I forgetting anything? I also plan on moving the naked trees to a spot where if it rains, they wont get wet. That way I cna make sure the pots are good and dry. Last year I lost about 5 or 6 trees because the soil was completely dry. I wont make that mistake again!
Thanks for any help or suggestions!