Post a reply

Avatar for Dutchlady1
Apr 9, 2014 7:07 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
It now definitely is the blooming season here in Southwest Florida. new blooms are opening up every day.
A selection:
Thumb of 2014-04-09/Dutchlady1/e58dfa


Thumb of 2014-04-09/Dutchlady1/2fbba0


Thumb of 2014-04-09/Dutchlady1/66553d


Thumb of 2014-04-09/Dutchlady1/99870c


Thumb of 2014-04-09/Dutchlady1/98344f


Thumb of 2014-04-09/Dutchlady1/afb9d2


Thumb of 2014-04-09/Dutchlady1/ec14a2
Avatar for Dutchlady1
Apr 16, 2014 4:39 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Thumb of 2014-04-16/Dutchlady1/2016cd

Yesterday's blooms
Image
Apr 16, 2014 6:15 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Wonderful colors and I am sure, wonderful fragrances. Lucky you! Hurray!
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
Image
Apr 16, 2014 8:28 AM CST
Texas (Zone 8a)
Plumerias Orchids Dog Lover Region: Texas
So pretty!
The obstacle is the path. ~ Zen Proverb
Avatar for Dutchlady1
Apr 17, 2014 1:31 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Stunning color on Lurline today. I was going to take more pictures but it just started raining.

Thumb of 2014-04-17/Dutchlady1/1f74d7
Image
Apr 18, 2014 10:42 AM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico Garden Procrastinator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
Wow! That is a fabulous color on a plumeria. Excellent. I wish it would rain and break the humidity here, it is starting to build up and although I had to turn on the windshield wipers for a few minutes coming home last night, it wasn't enough to lower it. This is the hottest, and most humid season for us and although it has really not been as bad as it can get, it is getting there.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Image
Apr 18, 2014 10:54 AM CST
Texas (Zone 8a)
Plumerias Orchids Dog Lover Region: Texas
I love that color of Lurline!
The obstacle is the path. ~ Zen Proverb
Image
Apr 18, 2014 1:56 PM CST
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
Hibiscus I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Tropicals
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Texas Plumerias Lilies Irises Hummingbirder
I absolutely love your pictures. A few I got from a mutual friend of our and some are sending up bloom spikes. I was disappointed to find some had died. Sad

I will enjoy the ones I have very much and hope to add more as some become available. 2 of the cuttings that died were red *double Sad Sad
Avatar for Dutchlady1
Apr 18, 2014 2:08 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
I hate to tell you there are no double red Plumeria Sandy...
@extranjera - Jonna this one is for you.
Thumb of 2014-04-18/Dutchlady1/1eb2a0
Image
Apr 18, 2014 3:02 PM CST
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
Hibiscus I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Tropicals
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Texas Plumerias Lilies Irises Hummingbirder
No it wasn't double red it was double sad Sad Sad
Image
Apr 18, 2014 3:48 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Whistling
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
Avatar for Dutchlady1
Apr 18, 2014 4:03 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Oh sorry about double sad Crying .... the reds are the trickiest to root so don't feel it was something you did.
Image
Apr 18, 2014 7:06 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico Garden Procrastinator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
That's a real beauty. I love the shading between the colors, like a gorgeous sunset. Drooling
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Image
Apr 21, 2014 10:56 AM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico Garden Procrastinator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
It seems that the blooms in the spring are slightly darker than later blooms, I wonder if that is my imagination or if it is true?

Thumb of 2014-04-21/extranjera/3b541d

I'm very happy that the months when I have to spend the most time standing under my plumeria and watering them are the same months when they are in full bloom. The fragrance is heavenly. By summer when the rains come, the number of blooms will be less and I won't be watering every other day.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Image
Apr 21, 2014 11:05 AM CST
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
Hibiscus I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Tropicals
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Texas Plumerias Lilies Irises Hummingbirder
Wow that red is amazing
Avatar for Dutchlady1
Apr 21, 2014 11:29 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Jonna there is definitely a color difference but my experience is that in the mid summer heat the color is most intense.

Example (both pictures are of the same tree):

flower color in November
Thumb of 2014-04-21/Dutchlady1/8d7d04



flower color in August
Thumb of 2014-04-21/Dutchlady1/2d0ee5
Image
Apr 21, 2014 11:36 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
That's really amazing, Hetty. These look like two completely different varieties. I have never seen this kind of difference, but then, I grow so few compared to you.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
Image
Apr 21, 2014 1:54 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico Garden Procrastinator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
well, then it could be the heat that is doing it. April and May are the hottest months here, mostly because the rains when they start in June cool it off. We've had a lot of days over 100°F in the last month.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Avatar for Dutchlady1
Apr 21, 2014 2:03 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Oh wow I had no idea you got that hot this early. It's a balmy 82 here...
Image
Apr 21, 2014 2:06 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico Garden Procrastinator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
I'm not really complaining, it is much nicer this spring than last year. The humidity is staying under 70% and it is mostly cooling off into the 70's at night. It is the time of year that many people plan their vacations, a good time to travel elsewhere.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Mirror, mirror"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.