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Name: Terry
Houston, Texas
Plumerias Region: Texas
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Terrynj
Jun 8, 2014 7:35 AM CST
Hi! My name is Terry Jones. My wife, Debbi and I have been in love with Plumeria since the mid '90's. We have had up 200 plants and up to 32 species, but with freezes and attrition we were down to a little over 100 last year. We live in Clear Lake Texas (Between Houston and Galveston) The freezes are usually not too bad..we haven't had many after 2010, so we had many plants up around 10'...life was good. But January and February 2014 was horrific with it hitting freezing 20 times (we put everything in the ground).
We were pro-active by digging up 60 plants up to 8', cut up 40 which gave us around 200 cuttings ranging from 16"' to 6 ft tall, and tried to cover some large 10'+ plants with seed pods. We eventually lost the ones we tried to cover up. We did manage to scrape together and have 20 seedlings growing right now...so we are happy with that. The cuttings are doing good and is another long story on dealing with that many thins spring. The stumps from the 40 we cut up are currently re-sprouting and will turn into bushes.
I have turned into an avid photographer and have a lot of our stuff posted on Flickr..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/terrynj/sets/

I was invited to come here by GigiPlumeria...I got to know her on FLickr and we have become friends through our common love...so I am excited to be here. We are not experts, but we do have a lot of "knowledge from the trenches"! haha

btw...most of our plants have came from seedlings that we grew in 2004 from a Samoan Fluff and an Aztec Gold.

As a side note...I do a lot HDR photography which gives the pictures a strange look, but allows me to express my artistic side. ;-)

Later! Terry

Name: Terry
Houston, Texas
Plumerias Region: Texas
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Terrynj
Jun 8, 2014 7:39 AM CST
Here are a few pix from this spring

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Ryan Chelsey- locally grown




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Dulce Leche - one of our "Babies" (Seedling)...looks very much like its mother Samoan Fluff, only the flowers have a very Taupe color when first open.

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HDR photo of Aztec Gold, with a Bougainvillea above


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Ryan Chelsey - HDR Color shift


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Aztec HDR

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jun 8, 2014 7:54 AM CST
Welcome! Terry. What exactly is HDR photography? I love the array of pictures that you posted.

With that many plumeria over the years, I would say you are "expert". Last winter was hard on all of us. I lost approximately 100 tropical plants. I live in NE Mississippi. Even in the mildest winters, I have to bring in all my tropical plants, or at least the 100's I have room for. That's my problem. I have too many plants! Sticking tongue out
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Jun 8, 2014 8:14 AM CST
Welcome! Terry and Debbi. I gave you 10 acorns so you can buy your plumeria microbadge.
©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite past time. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/calachuchi_plumeria_/ plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gigiplumeria/sets/
Name: Terry
Houston, Texas
Plumerias Region: Texas
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Terrynj
Jun 8, 2014 8:23 AM CST
Yes, we have the makings of 300 plants this year, so what do we do? Grow 20 new seedlings! haha

HDR Stands for "High Dynamic Range" and the software allows you to combine multiple pictures together to make one. The problem with cameras...they do not take pictures the way we see things. If you take a picture of a bloom at high noon....the petals in the sun are usually over light, the background is dark, and there is no detail in the sky. So you take a picture where the sky is perfect, one where the flower is perfect...and the background is perfect..combine them together and everything is perfect!...by theory..lol...I've been playing with it for around a year now and I use it as a tool to create things like the pink, aged looking picture (3rd one above). I also use Photoshop to create moods trying to give more impact to the beauty of Plumeria's ..

Thanks for the welcome! I really look forward to sharing here...ask any questions..this is being a really interesting year!
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Name: Terry
Houston, Texas
Plumerias Region: Texas
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Terrynj
Jun 8, 2014 8:25 AM CST
Thanks Gigi!! Whats an Acorn and a microbadge??
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midnight21
Jun 8, 2014 9:43 AM CST
Hi Terry Welcome! Go onto your profile. click on acorns, and it will explain all. I've given you another couple.
Name: Terry
Houston, Texas
Plumerias Region: Texas
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Terrynj
Jun 8, 2014 10:30 AM CST
Got it! Thanks!
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
Plumerias Sempervivums Roses Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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GigiPlumeria
Jun 8, 2014 10:32 AM CST
Acorn is the currency being used in All Things Plants. You can earn them by uploading your photos in the correct plant database (Plumeria database for example), or sharing your ideas or adding new plant names in the database.

The microbadges are the little pictures you see just below the member names. This will let other members know what your interests are. For example, I have the plumeria, succulents, roses, and cactus as my interests. Then I submitted some ideas/gardening tips that were published and that's why I got the "bulb" microbadge.

...and by the way we love photos of plants here. So we would love to see photos of your plumeria collections when they are in blooms.

There are different forums in ATP depending on your interests. There is a coop section where you can trade or sell plants (I've never done it) or buy them. So if you want to trade your duplicate plumeria collections you can either post it here in the Plumeria forums or go to the coop. Our Plumeria moderator is Hetty.

You can also create a plant list to show what you have, want to sell or trade. I only use the plant list so I can remember what I have and to remember their names in addition to the physical plant tags on my actual plants.

©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite past time. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/calachuchi_plumeria_/ plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gigiplumeria/sets/
Name: Terry
Houston, Texas
Plumerias Region: Texas
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Terrynj
Jun 8, 2014 12:48 PM CST
Great info Midnight and Gigi! Thank you!
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jun 8, 2014 1:32 PM CST
Welcome to you from Austin, Terry! I also lost a few too many plants to the freezes this past winter. My plumerias have not bounced back. They are finally leafing out.
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jun 8, 2014 4:09 PM CST
Welcome! Terry, I love the photos. Especially that first one, what an incredible change in color.

I think you will like it here, lots of plumeria fans and lots of other good info too. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
Plumeria to trade!!!
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RobertB
Jun 9, 2014 7:17 PM CST
Welcome! Terry! This is a great board with many helpful growers!

Robert
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Jun 11, 2014 2:54 PM CST

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Welcome! Terry.
I don't want to be an enabler but this weekend is the big PSA sale in Clear Lake..... Whistling
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jun 11, 2014 3:22 PM CST
It is a good thing I live nowhere near Clear Lake, wherever that is. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 12, 2014 6:34 PM CST
Welcome!
I dug up my plumie from the yard 10 years ago after a hard Houston freeze . She is not all that happy in the pot. I know this because she hasn't bloomed since. But she is 6-7 feet tall so I am hopeful she will stop pouting and start blooming again. Then she will entice my other 6 potted plumies to bloom. That's the plan anyway. But at least they can have a warm winter in pots. LOVE you photos.

@Dutchlady1 Hetty, can you give me more info on the PSA plant sale this weekend, please?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Jun 12, 2014 6:56 PM CST

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About 20+ vendors all with different beautiful Plumeria plants and cuttings.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 12, 2014 8:00 PM CST
Thanks! I tip my hat to you. I think? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Terry
Houston, Texas
Plumerias Region: Texas
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Terrynj
Jun 16, 2014 6:34 AM CST
Sorry I was out this week..work was really busy! I did go to the sale.we go every year. I will start a new thread.
Thanks so much for everyones welcome!
Name: Tina
Livingston, TX (Zone 8a)
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Anlior
Jun 30, 2014 12:46 PM CST
Hi Terry and Debbi,
I love all your plumeria...I just discovered this beautiful plant. We are new to this state, came from the northwest coast a year ago and we are new to this site. I only have one so far but it's a start.
I hear you on that freeze, I lost so many of my plants. I got everything in pots in the garage and covered what I could in the ground but still lost lots of plants. I'm in Livingston so we got hit a little harder than you. I was just sick over it, I worked so hard acquiring plants just to lose them.
Well hope all your starts and seedlings do well for you, and no freezes this winter.

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