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May 24, 2016 8:50 AM CST
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
Good Morning everyone !!I was wondering what everyone uses to label their plumeria? Even though it looks like I have a bunch of noids I would like to be able to categorize them with my own system.. How do you all with multiple Plummies do it? I tip my hat to you.
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May 24, 2016 9:08 AM CST

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I like the aluminum 'impresso-tags'. Google them. I know others who use Brothers labels stuck on to pieces of mini-blinds.
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May 24, 2016 9:15 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
If I have NOIDS, they are simply labeled that way. When one blooms, I will then do what I do with my own seedlings or (more recent) cuttings obtained from someone, perhaps in trade. One advantage I have is that I have pictures of every single variety's flower I have ever purchased or obtained in trade (several years back). All my NOIDS are those plants or rooted cuttings of those plants. It is quite easy to properly label them when they bloom. For example, Madame Gallibert was obtained from Hetty. If I lost the label on that plant and had it labeled "NOID", when it bloomed, I would have that flower in my plumeria folder. The plant could then be labeled.

A very close friend traded 24 plumeria cuttings for some orchids. She had nine separate plants and though she thought they were all different varieties, she knew not a single name. Two of the nine were actually duplicates, but because her plumeria were different sizes when she took the cuttings, she thought they were all different. Anyway, she used a permanent marker to put the numbers 1-9 on all the cuttings. That's all I had to go on so I made up labels that corresponded to her numbering system. When they bloom, I can then photograph the flower and put a name on the plant. For example, when #6 bloomed, it then became 'MM's Pizazz' (her initials). #6 was thus "retired".

With my seedlings, they are labeled with lettering. I have "A" through "H" seedlings. Again, when one blooms, I will name it and retire that letter.

I hope this makes some sense. It seems to be easier to do than to tell one what I do and why. Whistling
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May 24, 2016 9:21 AM CST
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
Thank you Hetty !! Do you just use a permanent marker on them? I want to make sure they hold up to the elements..
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May 24, 2016 9:24 AM CST
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
That's my goal Ken I want to identify them by color accordingly. I'm thinking maybe a file on the computer with photo's... Thank You!
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May 24, 2016 9:29 AM CST
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Aluminum labels - Amazon - about $20.00 for 100 labels.

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May 24, 2016 9:36 AM CST
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
I hate being unorganized !! I drive family members crazy that way. I tell them blame it on my drill seargant ..
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May 24, 2016 9:48 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
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No permanent marker - the cool part is that you press down (I use an old ballpoint pen or pencil) and so the words form an 'impression' on the label; it lasts a long time.
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May 24, 2016 10:13 AM CST
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
Fantastic !! Thank you S&C !! I get it now you just use a ball point pen...I just ordered them..
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May 24, 2016 10:17 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
Those aluminum labels do really work well and are very long lasting. As Hetty says, you don't "write" on them with ink or pencil. The pressure of the pen/pencil point indents that soft aluminum surface. I use soft pencil and Industrial Super Permanent Markers by Sharpie on plastic color-coded labels and use a lot of cut-up, mini-blinds for general purpose labels. The mini-blinds were in the attic and I figure I can get many thousand labels from those blinds. I would never have used the blinds again. My wife says I am cheap and never found anything that could not be "re-purposed". I say I am frugal. 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.
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May 24, 2016 10:19 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
With over 1000 tropical plants, I use an awful lot of labels.
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.
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May 24, 2016 10:23 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
That makes a lot of sense Ken !! I like your system.... I agree
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May 24, 2016 10:42 AM CST
Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
Region: Arizona Enjoys or suffers hot summers Seed Starter Roses Plumerias Morning Glories
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Ken, so if I have one of your cuttings labeled #6, it is the beautiful MM's Pizazz? Crossing Fingers!
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May 24, 2016 10:52 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
Yes, Mary. The #6 is now 'MM's Pizazz'.
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.
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May 24, 2016 11:04 AM CST
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
Well now I'm interested in what MM's Pizazz looks like..Do you have a photo Ken?
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May 24, 2016 11:34 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
I do, Jeff. The fragrance is floral.

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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.
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May 24, 2016 11:41 AM CST
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
Thats beautiful !! I like how the color moves its way out from an almost orange to pink... Thumbs up
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May 24, 2016 12:21 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
It is a pretty flower with the nice fragrance. Now, if it'll just root. We are finally getting some warmer nights and everything has begun to really pop. Numerous inflo. are showing and lots of leafing-out. I find that regardless what the calendar says, if plumeria are not getting longer hours of sun, warm to hot daytime temperatures, and warm nighttime temperatures, they simply sit, doing little or nothing. So far I see four varieties with inflo. that have never bloomed before and three NOIDS with inflo. that labels were lost on. I will soon be able to get some (older varieties) labeled and some new varieties/seedlings named.
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.
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May 24, 2016 12:35 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
That is very exciting on the inflo's Ken...Good news on the warming at nights also...We are expecting a high of 88 today most nights are around 70....I notice things really get to growing when you combine that with the humidity...I think we had a northern front come in and it knocked the humidity down some....I can actually do things outside without sweating to death.. This is a big change for me moving from Michigan to Florida...So far I'm loving every bit of it...
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May 24, 2016 12:50 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
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