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*º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º_-** Diary of a mad Plumerian! **-_º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º*
Rain Rain Go Away! Come Back When I Call You!
The everyday early morning and late night showers are playing havoc on my blooms
but i manage to get some of them on 35mm last week..
Have many more pics on the way...
Again i will use a outside link because i don't want the forum
to paste it's "Hey your stealing this pic" banner all over it..
The pics are 200kb plus so modems beware..
Another fav of mine and she is local "South Florida Gold" or
"KeyWest Yellow".It looks like the "Aztec Gold" however the local names
have been around long before the registered aztec gold.
She produces x-large leafs and a very sweet pungent smell
of peaches.This plumie responds well to strong fertilizers
and she had in one season 8 feet of new growth before the
hurricanes cut her down.Lessons i learn from her?
Too much growth and the trunk grows stretch marks and
8 feet of green growth is not strong enough against high winds
or strong enough to hold the x-large leafs and hugh inflos.
As you can see in one of the pics she already has 3-4 feet of
new growth this season.In January she was nothing but a stump! http://www.whitesandsmedia.com/lopaka/south.florida.gold.jpg http://www.whitesandsmedia.com/lopaka/south.florida.gold2.jp...
The mother tree [R.I.P] from which this plumie came from is also gone.
Wilma not only took her out of the ground but threw her down the
street.Neighbors ran her over many times,too lazy to go around her. http://www.whitesandsmedia.com/mother.tree2.jpg
Another local plumie we call "South Florida Pink" or "Flamigo Pink".
One of great plumies i ever seen for many reasons.
She is always the first plumie to bloom (late winter).
Sometimes she will spit out inflos before any leaves arrive.
She is a prolific bloomer non stop all thru spring,summer
and fall.She produces many seedpods almost every branch.
She never needs any care whatsoever nothing at all.
She is a dominate plumie if you plant her inches away from
another type of plumie most likely she will wrap her roots
around it and cause the next inflos to look like her.
This has happen to me twice.. I say twice because i didn't
believe it happen the first time hehe!
She smells like a soft rose mix with a splash of baby powder! http://www.whitesandsmedia.com/lopaka/south.florida.pink1.jp... http://www.whitesandsmedia.com/lopaka/south.florida.pink2.jp...
This is the "Strawberry Loops" plumie which smells fruity to me.
She is a good bloomer with many small flowers on the inflo.
The color is very vibrant and pictures don't do her justice but
this picture is very very close to her looks. http://www.whitesandsmedia.com/lopaka/strawberry.loops.jpg
Thee tops IMHO in fragrance,the "Vera Cruz Rose".
I have several of these and one was destroyed and the other was
cut in half by hurricanes.This is another cutting i bought recently
and she rewarded me with her blooms.The smell is outstanding
and she smells just like a rose not a slight hint of rose but
the full smell of a rose and with your eyes close you could never
tell the difference between the two! http://www.whitesandsmedia.com/lopaka/vera.cruz.rose.jpg
The "Wave Rage" plumie with her distinct looks.
I don't know her smell,all i can say it's that typical pani smell that you
can't really place yet. She is sensitive to alot of rain and will drop all of her
flowers so i try to protect her when i can! http://www.whitesandsmedia.com/lopaka/wave.rage.jpg