Plumeria forum: Plumeria 'Molokai Rainbow'

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Name: Bob Walsh
Chicago (Zone 5a)
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Apr 23, 2013 5:02 PM CST
Plumeria 'Molokai Rainbow' in it's third month of flowering.

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Name: Online public--Cyra
Central CA (Zone 9a)
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cyra
Apr 23, 2013 8:39 PM CST
I'm guessing it's under lights, then, if it began flowering in January. Wow!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 24, 2013 5:32 AM CST

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LOL Bob is in Chicago - he would be growing under lights for sure!! Chicago not being famous for its tropical sunshine and all that Hilarious!
Name: Bob Walsh
Chicago (Zone 5a)
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Apr 24, 2013 9:22 AM CST
Hetty, some of my plumerias are under lights from October to April/May. From April/May 'til October they're growing and flowering outdoors. It's known by now that plumerias don't need a tropical sun to flower outdoors as the following pictures show.

My Samoan Fluff flowering OUTDOORS in Chicago >>>



My India flowering OUTDOORS in Chicago >>>

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My Lurline flowering OUTDOORS in Chicago >>>

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Plumerias grow and flower OUTDOORS as far north as Fairbanks, Alaska, during the summer months if proper growing conditions are provided.
Following is a picture of one plumeria flowering OUTDOORS in Fairbanks, Alaska >>>

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Name: Online public--Cyra
Central CA (Zone 9a)
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cyra
Apr 24, 2013 10:02 AM CST
I've tried growing under lights before, (just vegetable starts) and I think to do it properly would require a good investment of both funds and growing room, (both of which are not available to me). The veggies I started under lights tended to be tall and lanky, no where near as sturdy as plants under full outdoor sun. I'm fairly sure I didn't provide the proper light spectrum/intensity, or both, since I know next to nothing about growing under artificial lights. Growing in Alaska might be interesting with those incredibly long-light days, and months of darkness, where lights would be a must.
I plan on reading your book, of course.
Your Molokai flowers are very different in form from your Samoan Fluff, aren't they? Spread out, not bunched together in a cluster, like the Samoan.
Is the Molokai Rainbow fragrant?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 24, 2013 10:39 AM CST

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Sorry Bob, I meant 'at this time of year'.... not meaning to cast aspersions on the quality of your sunlight Whistling
Name: Bob Walsh
Chicago (Zone 5a)
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BobWalshPlumeriaBook
Apr 24, 2013 10:50 AM CST
Reasons for vegetables to grow tall and lanky include improper light source and plants spaced too far away from light source. Indoor farms using only plant lights for vegetable production are developing in several states now which is very interesting. I also should have mentioned before that the picture of the flowering plumeria in Fairbanks, Alaska, was taken on June 4 when the average high temperature in Fairbanks, Alaska, is about 68 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low temperature is about 46 degrees Fahrenheit >>> http://weatherspark.com/averages/32935/6/Fairbanks-Alaska-Un....
For more Information on growing Plumerias and your FREE Tropical Plant Guide, Grow Your Own Tropical Garden, visit http://www.BobWalshPlumeriaCare101.com.
Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Apr 24, 2013 11:48 AM CST
Surfing the web for some Plumies care tips, I found this:

http://www.socalplumeriasociety.com/assets/downloads/ScottLa...

Too long presentation, could've been done in different parts but very interesting, and good to have all in one place.
If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0
Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
My "bunnies" are in fact Guinea pigs. 5 of them so far.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 24, 2013 12:27 PM CST

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This was a presentation Scott did for the Society. Scott is pretty legendary when it comes to growing in cold climates!
Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Apr 24, 2013 12:30 PM CST
OK, I didn't know. Loved it although it was too long and maybe dividing it into chapters would have helped better reminding it. But who cares about reminding, right, when we can save it and refer to it whenever we need. Lovely plumeria pics there.
If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0
Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
My "bunnies" are in fact Guinea pigs. 5 of them so far.
Name: Online public--Cyra
Central CA (Zone 9a)
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cyra
Apr 24, 2013 8:37 PM CST
That's funny, Mima, cause I was at that same link this morning, and saw none other than the National Plumeria Collection featuring....Hetty! (And of course, plumeria;) )
Amazing what a group of determined people can accomplish!
I tip my hat to you.
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 25, 2013 5:15 AM CST

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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Apr 25, 2013 7:38 PM CST
Bob, I've visited your website before and was amazed at your way of growing plumerias indoor in cold months :).
┬ęby 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: Online public--Cyra
Central CA (Zone 9a)
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cyra
Apr 26, 2013 8:00 PM CST
I'm in agreement with Gigi, though I haven't been to your site. I'm reading your book during my lunches and breaks at work, now. Love the easy -to -read large print, but wish I could'ge found it in Kindle format ; (smaller and easier to bring along)...
I'm enjoying it so far... nodding
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Name: Bob Walsh
Chicago (Zone 5a)
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Apr 28, 2013 12:13 PM CST
Cyra, my plumeria book is now available on Kindle, Apple iPad/iBooks, Sony Reader and most other e-reading apps @ http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/308116
For more Information on growing Plumerias and your FREE Tropical Plant Guide, Grow Your Own Tropical Garden, visit http://www.BobWalshPlumeriaCare101.com.
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Name: Online public--Cyra
Central CA (Zone 9a)
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Apr 28, 2013 2:52 PM CST
Rats...too late, already requested hard-copy, but thanks for the link, will see about getting the kindle version, later. Was laid off from work for 3 2/3 week, so have to take care of budget priorities, first, but it's on my "to get" list. It's much easier to pull up info quickly on a Kindle, I find, than taking the book w. me, when I'm outdoors.
Appreciate the info, wonder why Amazon didn't list a Kindle version, because I did actually look for it there, first:) No matter, I did leave a review at Amazon, anyway, even though I didn't purchase my copy through them. I also left positive commentary where I did purchase it, as well. It looks to be a handy reference, and I especially love the larger font. Thanks for taking the time to print all the handy information, Bob!
(later)
Btw...went to the link's location to have a look-see, and clicked on "download sample", but my computer cannot open that file, so I'm not sure getting the Kindle version from Smash Words is going to be a viable option, but I thank you, anyway.
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Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Apr 28, 2013 4:00 PM CST
I was able to download the sample directly on my iPad. It works in iBooks. Smiling
If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0
Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
My "bunnies" are in fact Guinea pigs. 5 of them so far.
Name: Bob Walsh
Chicago (Zone 5a)
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BobWalshPlumeriaBook
Apr 28, 2013 5:38 PM CST
Thanks, sfrangu. It also works on Kindle. I just had it tested. If somebody tries to download the sample reading for Kindle with any other reading device than Kindle, then it won't work. Kindle has to be downloaded on Kindle.
For more Information on growing Plumerias and your FREE Tropical Plant Guide, Grow Your Own Tropical Garden, visit http://www.BobWalshPlumeriaCare101.com.
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Name: Online public--Cyra
Central CA (Zone 9a)
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cyra
Apr 28, 2013 9:33 PM CST
Bob, I am able to download the Kindle Mobi file to my Kindle just fine. Trouble is, the file does not open, and I receive the "cannot open file " message, each time I select the file.
Worked around the problem, by selecting the first (HTML) option and am able to read the sample in my Kindle's browser.
Hope that option will be available for the entire book, as well, since I loaned your book to a friend today, who's down for a visit from Salinas. Might be a while before it returns. Had to send care instructions along with some seedlings plants I sent home with her, hope they do well for her.
Name: Bob Walsh
Chicago (Zone 5a)
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Apr 29, 2013 11:17 AM CST
Hi Cyra, I downloaded Kindle for PC on my computer and also talked to an expert for Kindle. I downloaded the sample of the book to my PC and I was able to open it right away....so were others. Please click on the picture which is a screen shot of the first page of the book on Kindle on my PC. The expert, who also downloaded and opened the book on Kindle, advised me to tell you that the issue is with your reading device. You're the only one claiming that you couldn't open it.
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