Summer of Plumeria
So I went a little crazy this summer with my new love of plumerias.
My girlfriends Father has 10-12 Daisy Wilcox in his back yard that are absolutely spectacular, all about 15 years old, huge blooms all season long with an intoxicating scent that overwhelms me everytime I step out side, especially at night.
He takes cutting every winter to control the rapid growth, so of course he pots and roots them to give to friends. I was so lucky to recieve one of these gems. After doing some research and looking at pictures of all the unique varieties, my small interest had rapidly turned into an obsession.
Throughout this summer I have accumulated what I think is a respectibale collection. Some I have aquired at Jungle Jack's, Exotic Plumeria, Upland Nursery, Mike at Paradise Plumeria, Matt at 1-stop-Aloha on Ebay, OC and LA county fairs, and neighbors who I have traded my GF father's cuttings. I notice every plumeria whenever driving thru neighborhoods. My GF thinks I'm sick. But I love it!
Here is a list of what i have so far:
Del Ray Peach
JJ Purple Jack
Some I rooted myself, others bought rooted.
Anyone know what the chances of inflos blooming in the second season after being rooted? I cant wait to see what these ladies can produce.
Here is a pic of the smaller ones