I have been much obsessed by Plumeria of late. This plant, bush, tree, has the best flowers.
I have bought some plants but my miserable Scottish soul is nagged by the two huge Plumeria trees that bloom magnificently outside the Sunset Beach House just a skip and a hop from my house. Hey, stay here, it is a dream. http://www.sunset-bh.com/english/index.html
I know that if I can get some cuttings from their huge trees then I can raise huge Plumerias of my own WITHOUT SPENDING LOTS OF MONEY. Sad isn’t it? I have lots of money but I still search for the cheapest deal.
So, I go to weaselly speak to Rumi san, the elegant proprietress of the Sunset Beach House. Of course, she says, ” Sure take as many cuttings as you wish. Do you have a saw? Use mine,etc.”
I slash her tree and plant out the cuttings after covering them with rooting hormone. Try miming rooting hormone next time you go to a garden center.
Snails are an awful pest at this time of year in Okinawa. I had a hundred or so healthy marigolds that were scoffed by snails overnight. I fear they will get my Nasturtiums also.
So, let’s hope that all the Plumeria thrive.
Meanwhile, I have beautiful Orchids in the kitchen.
Go Plumeria !