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Thanks to yardgranny6 I read tons about the care of the Plumeria tree. : )
I was planning on growing it in a pot & leaving it outside in a dry spot during winter time. Instructions are: don't water when leaves fall off...what else can I do but plant it in a pot?
Well that plan would not work 'cause I read it needs to be moved indoors. The last week of October I'm suppose to either take it out of the dirt, shake the excess dirt off the root then put it into the garage OR just move the whole pot in the garage. OK, I say to myself, got it!
Then I start thinking (i do that sometimes : ), what do I do when the tree becomes 10-15 feet tall!? No way I'm shaking the excess dirt off those roots!
So I decide to come back here to ask questions. I think Kubudaun read my mind! Before I posted my question at the forum Kubudaun sent me a message telling me I should plant it in the ground, in a sunny area. Oh boy did that give me hope. Thanks Kubudaun. Then I looked @ all of Sunny's Plumerias, looks to me they are doing well planted in the ground...just beautiful! Plus, I've seen many others planted in the ground. So I'll try it too. : )
PS. off topic: I uploaded a picture of a Cocktail Tree but made a mistake & called it my apple tree. Correction is made now. : )
It has been raining for a couple days here in Cali. I love it, dont mind it a bit! The air smells soooooo nice & everything looks clean, pretty & fresh.
My husband thought I was the craziest person ever yesterday. I just had to go out in the rain and jump in the puddle. I just had to! : ) To make things more embarrasing for him ... I did the jumping in front of Home Depot, in front of a bunch of people. BUT, I saw that hidden smile he kept from me ...even if he will not admit it! ; )
I'm still waiting for dirt but in a way I'm glad it was not delivered. It gave me time to see if my flowers will survive in the areas I put them. So far so good & I have new buds/blooms on my hibiscus, mandevilla & Curcuma Ginger to prove it!
My plumeria lost some of its flowers because of the wind but it's doing well. I took the flowers and placed them in a bowl filled with water. they look so nice & last a long time. I might not be able to leave the plumeria where I wanted it to be. Not enough sun in the area across from my cherry tree. too bad it would look great there. Oh well.
Well, got to go for now. Hope everyone is doing great! : )
Well guys, here I go. : )
Photos are uploaded for Planter 1, Planter 2 & Cherry Tree Planter. Once again, I'm waiting for dirt to be delivered. Where I have the pots this is where I plan on planting the flowers BUT I can always change the spot. My pots are not set in stone Okay!.....OK OK bad joke. : )
I'm still trying to figure out what to buy to plant around my hybiscus. Had some great advice given to me at the forum (introduction section). I'll look into it yardgranny6, thanks again.
Also, since I already have a lot of cannas I might plant a bunch behind the barbeque. I think the big leaves, tall plant and the color (red) will look nice there.
I might keep my potted Plumeria where it is, in the pot. : ) Then maybe place it on the patio (opposite section of the cherry tree). But first I want to read up more about Plumeria ...find out if it will survive in a pot.
I added some photos from my "before" garden. I will add more as I go. BUT, I think it is better for me to use up most of the picture uploading time (sheesh, takes a while) for the "during" photos.
My planters/raised beds will need more dirt (we have ordered it already) but where I place my pots of flowers will most likely be the place where I plant. Suggestions really really would be appreciated. Thanks
Hello everyone, I'm Rashell. I've found this site a while back but really payed attention to what it offers & noticed all the cool people at the forum a couple days ago. Wish I signed up sooner!
I've planted tons of flowers for ten years but as most newbies (at least this is what I hear) do...I just bought and planted bought without really thinking about how to take care of the plants. I've had many successes (hopefully once I post pictures you all will see) BUT, the end result of my beautiful flowers? MOST gone because of the terrible weather we have had (extreme cold/extreme heat) & a lot I lost because I really didn't care for them like I should have. I think I've done real well with roses 'cause they are still alive! : )
Now, I'm starting a new garden & hubby started his yard/patio project last month. His project is almost done. Mine just beginning. I will post before, during & after pictures soon. I have tons of pictures, only I'm not sure yet how to post them & how many I'm allowed to post. : )
I'm hoping I can learn from everyone here because I don't want to make the same mistakes I did before & I think it will be fun to talk to everyone who have the same interests.
My goal is to create a tropical garden we can be proud of, & hoping I will find new buddies here & have lots of fun doing both.
Well, here I go. Hope I can figure out how to post my pictures.
PS. zone is 9