Sunday, January 10, 2010

Today's Flowers; Plumeria


The wonderfully scented Frangipani are flowering in the garden.

"Plumeria" species are easily propagated by taking a cutting of leafless stem tips in Spring and allowing them to dry at the base before inserting them into soil. Make sure soil has good drainage, to prevent root rot. Pruning is best accomplished in the winter for deciduous varieties, or whenever cuttings are desired.
There are over 300 named varieties of Plumeria.

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13 comments:

Arija said...

Such beatiful Frangipanies, oh how I wish I could grow them!
We are in the middle of a heatwave of a successin of days ar 42C and dreadfully dry air. Everything is burning up while you watch.
Hope at least you are getting some summer rains.

Meiroca said...

Beautiful!

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Rosamaria said...

It is a very attractive flower, Titania!
Have a very nice week, dear!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Stolen Shots is my entry. Have a blessed Sunday!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Thank you for the tip, no wonder mine did not thrive!

Great shot Ma'am and we call that at home "Kalachuchi".

Regina said...

Beautiful capture!

Have a great week Titania.

(PS I edited the photos using a free photo editor:))

Stephanie said...

This is one pretty plumeria :-D Always like them in this colours - yellow and white. Enjoy these lovely blooms.

Autumn Belle said...

I like your frangipani flower pictures. I imagine them as garlands and in the hair of pretty Hawaiian girls. I used to copy them during childhood. We call it egg flowers. Do you think the flower colours looks like of an egg?

VALKYRIEN said...

Oh my - what a beautiful Frangipanie! They are so delicat to look at!

I wonder - would you concider to be guest friend on Today's Flower? Give me a note will you? :)

VALKYRIEN said...

Hello Titania! I have put you up for 31th January to be the guest friend of Today's Flowers! I guess you know what to do: send you pictures to Luiz!
Thank you so much for your participation!

Wish you a great week!

Carver said...

Those are beautiful and I love their scent.

Denise said...

Plumeria has the most intoxicating scent. I love to bury my nose in them :) Thanks for sharing, so lovely catching up here.

Sara Chapman said...

My mom used to live in South Florida and these flowers make me nostalgic.

Here's a bit of trivia about Frangipani. The name means French Bread. When you see the trees in their dormant season, the rounded tips on the branches makes them look like baguettes, or french bread, indeed!

Congratulations on a great post for Today's Flowers.