This is the beginning of week three on the plumeria farm and I've been working hard, but the results have been astounding!
Okay, back to reality. In last week's post I told you there were four little seedlings making their presence known and now just look at them, they are beginning to look like actual plants. Isn't gardening, I mean farming, so rewarding? The tallest one measures exactly two inches from base to tip.
When I walked outside this morning to put the farm in the sun, I spotted this plumeria blossom that had fallen from the big tree right on top of a Bridal Bouquet Plumeria cutting I'm rooting. I thought it looked pretty, what do you think?
Then, because I am a little nuts, I put the blossom on the farm for a family portrait. This blossom is from the parent plant of my seedlings.
In case I haven't mentioned this before, if plumeria is grown from seed, it is a seedling and not an original cultivar. Each of the trees on my little farm could produce different colors and that is what I'm counting on. To get an exact copy of my beautiful plumeria, I need to take a cutting. I am going to be doing this in about a month and will share this easy process with you.
Last week I told you I had four seedlings, well the next day another one popped out and then nothing all week. I thought maybe that was it and then yesterday,
So, maybe there is still hope I can reach my goal of at least twelve. Till then, here is a last little peek at the farm.
FACT: I always thought that plumeria were native to Hawaii until I started researching them last year. The genus plumeria actually originated in Mexico, Central America and the islands of the Caribbean. In 1860, Dr. William Hillebrand introduced the first plumeria cultivar to the Sandwich Islands (now known as the Hawaiian Islands). Since the late 1800s plumeria have been cultivated in Hawaii for their beautiful flowers.
Once again, thank you for visiting the farm and may your week be as beautiful as a plumeria blossom!
Plumeria Farming: Week One — Week Two
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