I'm in plumeria heaven!
I've been in Oahu since Monday. I made some pit stops here and there to take pictures of plumeria. Some are in full blooms. I will post more pictures when I'm back.
Here are a few I took yesterday when I was at the Dole Plantation and at Derrick's:
Dole Plantation's Farmer's Market. This is where you can find cuttings and rooted cuttings straight from JL Farms
Front side of the stand (there are more cuttings in the back
This is the first thing tourists will see as soon as they're dropped off from the bus. I had to get in line to talk to JL's rep.
They also sell leis there
I got these from the Dole Plantation: Cindy Schmidt, Jean Moragne Sr, and a free Rainbow
I visited Derrick on my way back to the hotel. He gave me a tour of his plumeria garden. He's in the process of getting his nursery license. I can't wait for him to start selling his rooted stocks because they're the BIGGEST ones you've ever seen!
A huge Ruby Too cutting he gave to me at no charge
Hilo Beauty, he called it Hilo Beauty Special (dark red)
a Hilo Beauty bloom from his cuttings stock room
These are the flowers he picked and let me smell when he gave me a tour
I got these cuttings from him: Puu Kahea (Mike-mksmth, this is for you), University of Hawaii Orange, and Scott Pratt. They're all huge antlers
Here are 2 more I got from him: Kanalani, a really sweet smelling one that he said he hasn't offered up for sale yet and he gave me the Ruby Too cutting. These are my 2 biggest pains right now. I'll have to find a big box and ship them back to Oklahoma
I took so many pictures of plumerias in different places. I'll be adding them when I'm home.