Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2014’

Transporting a large plant … oops

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Plans for moving a large potted and blooming Jeannie Moragne. I tell Andy to bring a pickup truck. He brings …

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Identifying a plumeria

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You spot this beautiful yellow plumeria blooming in your yard, you eagerly go over to check it out up-close and …

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Let it rain!

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In southern California there’s a good chance of getting our first rain this weekend! (Very needed in our drought-ravaged region.) …

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Naming seedlings, why you should wait

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The flowers of the plumeria can change quite a lot over the first few years and not just from the …

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How do I know whether the plumeria seeds are still good?


Plumeria seeds can be kept up to several years.  However, the sooner you plant them, the better rate they will …

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Germinate Plumeria From Seeds


 Germinating plumeria from seed is fun and very rewarding. Seedings that grow from seed have a stronger root system. And …

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Start Seeds By Recycling A Water Bottle


How many water bottles do we just throw out in the garbage or toss in the recycle bin? Here is …

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Low temps are important

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I find that most plumeria growers are fixated on weather. We know how much it affects the growth and health …

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Freeze! It Can Happen to Anyone

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Even though this article was written in 2007, freezing may happen to us all… in remembrance of several noted plumeria …

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Using your flash to manage your backdrop

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With digital photography there is NO EXCUSE not to experiment.  Digital photography allows the novice photographer to ‘click away’ and …

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Worm Casting Tea – Especially Great for Seedlings!

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I first learned about worm casting tea last year from Mr. Petch on Plumeria Growers. I adapted his advice with …

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Bag Rooting with Coir

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I tried bag rooting in Phoenix AZ Spring, Summer and Fall using cactus mix, which is what we commonly use …

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Photography tips

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Whether you take plumeria photos with a phone, point & shoot, or SLR, these principles will improve their AHHHH factor. …

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Name Change Notice: Pink Ruffle

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If you’ve ever purchased Pink Ruffle, the seedling from Carl & Joy Herzog in San Diego, then please know that …

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Winterizing your plumerias


I recently gave this presentation to the South Coast Plumeria Society in Anaheim. I was tasked with addressing the challenges …

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Plumeria Photography – RAW vs. JPG

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Plumeria Photography can be one way to enhance you plumeria experience. It helps to understand what happens in the camera when you take pictures. You …

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Plumeria Winter Shelter

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Winter in Santa Barbara is unpredictable. For some, with a little elevation, it is frost free. Unfortunately, for me that …

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There are many ways to do grafts and each has its own merits, my main graft is the slant or …

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Seed raising, the Paper Towel method

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There are several ways to germinate plumeria seeds, I normally raise them in a mix in trays when doing bulk seeds …

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Chicago Tribune article on plumerias & societies

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Here’s a cool slice of history from the Chicago (Chicago?!) Tribune in 2003: A passion for plumeria inspires hobby clubs

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