Site Talk forum: Announcing an April "not a raffle" raffle, sponsored by Dutchlady1!

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 6, 2012 7:34 PM CST

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I can't believe how fun these raffles are! After the last one (sponsored by Horseshoe), Hetty (Dutchlady1) tree mailed me and asked if she could sponsor the next one. What wonderful people we have here. Smiling

Hetty suggeted that the tickets for this raffle be 10 acorns instead of 50 acorns, so that's what we're doing!

The raffle starts now and runs until April 14th.

The grand prize, donated by Dutchlady1, is a Plumeria rubra 'Texas Beauty', PSA Registered variety no. 261, one of the cultivars from Elizabeth Thornton, co-founder of the Plumeria Society of America.



Thank you, Dutchlady1, for such a generous prize!

As usual, the second place winner will receive an All Things Plants T-Shirt in the color and size you request (subject to availability).

Buy tickets here: http://garden.org/barn/raffle/view/apr2012/

Good luck and have fun!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Apr 6, 2012 7:40 PM CST
How fun!! Thanks Hetty!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 6, 2012 7:49 PM CST

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Wow! That's a great prize, Hetty!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 6, 2012 9:50 PM CST
Thanks Hetty! I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Thumbs up Gorgeous flower! Drooling Lovey dubby Green Grin!

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 7, 2012 5:08 AM CST
The cultivar 'Texas Beauty' was chosen to honor The Whitinger family!!
Let the games begin! Smiling
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Apr 7, 2012 5:11 AM CST
How sweet of you, Hetty.

Karen
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 7, 2012 6:06 AM CST
Thank you so much Hetty! You are so kind and gracious!

Off to buy some tickets Green Grin! Green Grin!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 7, 2012 7:47 AM CST
Remember, if Plumeria won't grow in your zone you can always buy tickets , and donate your prize to a friend if you should win.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 7, 2012 5:27 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Hetty, you are always a giver. Lovey dubby

And I was thinking the same thing about donating it to another as i have sworn not to zone jump & will not do a greenhouse. And I know just who I will donate it to if I should win. Now I just have to figure out how many tickets to buy.
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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
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Dutchlady1
Apr 7, 2012 7:31 PM CST
That's the spirit! Smiling
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 7, 2012 10:28 PM CST
Hetty,

What is the height and width of this plant?

Can it be grown in a container? How large of a container?

What are the soil, water and fertilizer requirements?

What is the hardiness zone?

Does it attract Hummers, Butterflies and/or Bees?

When does it bloom?

Any and all info that you can tell a newbie to Plumerias.

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Apr 7, 2012 11:27 PM CST
Just bought some acorn tickets!

I've never grown Plumeria. Not even sure (yet) it'll grow here. But I'm gonna invest some acorns in the chance of owning one! :>)

Thanks, Dutchlady1/Hetty, for offering it to us! A fun thing to do, eh!?
Looking forward to the not-a-raffle raffle!

Shoe

Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 8, 2012 4:19 AM CST
Plumeria are tropical Flowering trees. Having said that, there are people growing them as far north as Minnesota.
The plant in question is in a one gallon pot and will be shipped barerooted. Plumeria go dormant in the winter months and can easily be stored in a frost free place. You can absolutely grow them in a container, I would step this one up to 3 gallons this summer. They will bloom anytime from March until Christmas. The flowers are beautiful and fragrant.
I recommend that if someone wins this who has never owned one before they jump onto my forum and we can talk about specifics.
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 8, 2012 2:45 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I have already deceided that there will be more room in my GH this year for plumeria. My hair has grown alot and I LOVE sticking the blooms in my braid all year Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Whistling Thanks Hetty...flower braid lust in progress Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 8, 2012 5:16 PM CST
I bought my tickets.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 8, 2012 9:09 PM CST
Just turned my acorns into tickets! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Green Grin!

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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
Apr 9, 2012 2:45 PM CST
Just posting a picture of today's blooming plumeria, to keep you all tempted Smiling
This variety is called 'Whirlwind'.

Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 9, 2012 2:47 PM CST
It is SO beautiful Lovey dubby
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 9, 2012 2:52 PM CST

Plants Admin

Gorgeous! This is a prize I really, really want. Smiling
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 9, 2012 2:52 PM CST
Drooling my braid is yelling "Stick a flower in me!!!" but alas no blooms here yet Sad
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