Plumeria forum: Newbie!

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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
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SoCalDawg
Jul 24, 2013 8:35 PM CST
Hi Everyone!
I'm new to this group and to plumarias for that matter. I was given a plumaria as a gift and has now become an obsession to learn more about them, and (to my wife's dismay) collect as many different species as possible! I'm getting ready to redo my flower bed / garden and wondered if anyone had any thoughts about how to blend plumarias into the rest of the garden. My wife is really hesitant because they "turn into sticks" during the winter months. Although here in southern California, we don't worry too much about temps dropping into the 40's for too long and am hoping to keep them in the garden all winter. I'm sure it's personal preference, but any ideas / photos would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
Mike

P.S. My wife actually doesn't mind my new found obsession. She says there are worse things I could be interested in!

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flaflwrgrl
Jul 24, 2013 8:59 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Mike!

The best place for you to find answers to your Plumie questions is in the Plumeria forum where @Dutchlady1 (Hetty) is the moderator. She's our Plumie expert! And we have many other members who are plum crazy over plumies.
Here's a link:
http://garden.org/forums/view/plumeria/

I think it would be fine to just copy & paste your above post over there. Go on over & introduce yourself. Green Grin!
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 25, 2013 3:41 AM CST

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I agree and Welcome! Mike!
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TennesseeDave
Jul 25, 2013 6:43 AM CST
Welcome to ATP. Welcome!
Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
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SoCalDawg
Jul 25, 2013 8:57 AM CST
Good Morning Hetty and Dave, and thank you. I'm looking forward to learning from you "veterans"! I've seen several photo galleries of these beautiful flowers, but not many of them in gardens or flower beds as a whole, so I'm hoping that I can get some advice.

Thanks again.

Here is a photo of my only plumeria so far....and I'm not even sure of it's name!Thumb of 2013-07-25/SoCalDawg/668910

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 25, 2013 10:13 AM CST

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I think you may have 'Elsie' - it's lovely!!
Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
Plumerias
SoCalDawg
Jul 25, 2013 10:32 AM CST
Elsie it is then!

Thank you, Hetty

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 25, 2013 12:16 PM CST

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I would call it 'Elsie?' - I would hesitate to positively identify it from just one bloom picture. Is it a compact variety? Where did you get it?
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Cem9165
Jul 25, 2013 5:42 PM CST
Welcome! SoCalDawg Welcome! I agree with Hetty, your plumie is lovely!
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RobertB
Jul 25, 2013 11:41 PM CST
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drdawg
Jul 26, 2013 7:54 AM CST
Glad to have you on this forum, SoCalDawg. We may be related! Hurray!

I have my plumeria not only in pots but also in the landscape from March until November. Unfortunately, they then have to be un-potted or dug up and are forced to go dormant. I store them all in large plastic bags in the house during the fall/winter months. You are so fortunate to be able to make them permanent landscape plants.
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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
Plumerias
SoCalDawg
Jul 26, 2013 9:58 PM CST
Hetty, the plumeria was given as a gift, so I'm not sure where it came from. On a different note...it seems, after reading many postings, that people "get" plants from other members. Are they swapping? Selling? I'm really interested in getting other varieties! And when people speak of "graftings"...is that a single plant created by two different plants together?

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 27, 2013 4:15 AM CST

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There is a sales and co-ops forum
http://garden.org/forums/view/forsale/
and of course there are gppd vendors around the country.

A grafted plumeria is a cutting of a special variety grafted onto a (usually seedling) rootstock of a common but vigorous variety. You have less chance of losing the special one and it starts it off with a robust root system, which in a rooted cutting would take at least a year to develop. I am a great fan of grafted plumeria.
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gingin
Jul 27, 2013 2:32 PM CST
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