Friday, August 31, 2012


We live at the edge of the San Gabriel Mountains just east of Los Angeles. It gets very hot here in the summer and occasionally down to about 28 degrees in winter.

Plumerias, especially white varieties, do very well here. We've tried other colors but only the white survive.

They go dormant in the cool season but grow like weeds in the warm months.

These flowers, used to make leis in Hawai'i, are beautiful. Sometimes, strong winds will break off a branch. We stick in in the ground and it grows...then we have another plumeria bush.

I only water with the same schedule as our roses, and fertilize a little when I put some on the roses too. We get bunches and bunches of beautiful, fragrant island flowers every year.

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