Some new October blooms

citizen_insaneOctober 3, 2013

Here are some more blooms in my yard.

First flower of Sweet Lyndi

Magnus Opus going strong

First flower of JL Tornado

THAI Honey Queen

Margaret's Pink

Maui Beauty

Musk Rainbow still going strong.

Kaneohe Sunburst opening lots of new inflos

Penang Peach is going crazy opening dozens of inflos.

More to follow next week.

George

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rox146

If I could please ask...what is the scent of Musk Rainbow? roxanne

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 10:54PM
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jandey1(TX8)

Ugh, you're killing me over here, George! Those photos are too spectacular for words. I even like how Musk Rainbow looks in your garden.

What do you feed your plants, btw? And are they all in full 6+ hours of sun?

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 11:07PM
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citizen_insane

Hi Roxanne,
it has a medium spicy scent. It is a very nice plant, compact, and with very good disease resistance.

george

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 11:20PM
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citizen_insane

Hi Jen, thanks.
They are in full sun (most at 8+ hours). I fertilize with Scotts rose fertilizer (12-4-8). I sprayed twice this year with Bayer 3-in-1 systemic. No rust and little leaf spotting. I water them every 3 days with a drip irrigation and let them dry out between watering.

These are some of my plumerias around the pool when I came back after 4 weeks vacation. They were on their own during the whole time. They are in perfect shape.

George

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 11:29PM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Wow! George that looks great around your pool. That is what I am aiming for around my pool. I passed on a very cheap 5 gallon Penang this summer and now Im kicking myself seeing how great yours is doing.

Are those in pots? and how do you store them if needed during winter.

Mike

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 9:29AM
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citizen_insane

Hi Mike,
Penang Peach is one of the best blooming plumerias. It stays compact and makes huge inflos.

All my plumerias are in pots, mostly 20-25 gallons. I store them in a 3-car garage, under a covered patio I turn into a greenhouse (Lexan roof), and two greenhouses in my garden. Some I dig out of the pots and cover the rootball in plastic. It saves a lot of space.

George

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 11:57AM
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honeybunny2(Z9TX)

George your plumeria are beautiful. October is my favorite month of the year. Everything is in bloom, hummingbirds are filling their bellies, even the fish are biting. I am struck in San Antonio until next weekend, just had eye surgery. Can't wait to go down, to see if I have any blooms. Barbra

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 4:54PM
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jandey1(TX8)

George, thanks for the answers! I think most of mine could still use more sun if yours are getting 8+ hours. I also water much less than you, but I do use a 9-3-6 fertilizer and Superthrive, plus Protekt now.

Barbra, I hope you have some amazing blooms when you get to the coast. Don't forget your camera!

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 9:42AM
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