Beautiful TM ...can smell them from here!...I am waiting for mine to come on about a month away ...but the 4'oclocks are popping up all over...many think they are weeds but they smother out the "real" weeds and give great colours and a beautiful jasmine citrus scent to boot- mine get up to 5ft tall and flower until mid winter...as your beautiful babies are getting ready for hibernation mine are getting ready to explode...did I ever tell you about the butt on my oldest snail creeper? it is bigger than your forearm...like a tree almost...that and the others are leafing out fast now...it must be hard for all of you in the areas that are getting the cold Winters coming on...I always say that the last Summer blooms are always the sweetest!
Beautiful plumeria TM - I can just imagine how gorgeous they must smell all together in your greenhouse. I have just bought some new ones from a lady here on island who grows them for shipment all over - can you imagine what her two acres must smell like! We have to have a new septic system put in (still waiting after two years) and the only way into my garden is through the fence at the back, so there go the bougies...going to replace them with a lava wall instead of chain link and the plumies.
Chrissy, what is a snail creeper? I think it maybe what we call snail vine? I love the 4 o'clocks too but have truely found them to be an invasive here with no cold weather to stop them seeding 24/7!
Christi, sorry it's been drizzling for so long - but look how green it is! Would love to have three days of drizzle every now and then, on my side of the island we are lucky to get 9 inches per year so I have been putting in watering systems - the weeds love it!
Here is my poor baby plum. Bought it as a stick last year without a clue what it was. Only learned this summer that I have a prize. It is beginning to loose the chlorophyl in the leaves so guess dormancy is near. Another of the beauties I need to bring in soon. Jenny, this has already been declared one of the ten wettest years in Texas history and we still have 2 1/2 months to go. Lost a lot of the drought resistant plants I had because they drowned.
Has been a really good year for tropicals but now I must find somewhere to put them for the winter. I just can't believe you will have to dig up your plumeria. Can it be moved somewhere else on your property?
Love the pics, TM! I can only imagine having the pleasure of opening that door.
While I was thinking of ways to protect my plumies in case of another freeze this year, DH said why not just get a small greenhouse? Imagine, I didn't even have to talk him into it! So when they are on sale next we will get one and he will make a few modifications. Would love to have a bigger one, but we'll get what the budget will bear. The price will be worth not having to replace the plants again!
Another bit of weird weather, TM. We normally might get temps in the mid-30's, but in January it got down to 29 three nights running, which was enough to kill some of my tender stuff. It never occurred to me (I know, it's dumb really) that anything would die. Our pipes froze, too. Lost 4 plumies that would have bloomed this year, plus a bunch of epies. Even some of our native plants suffered. I have a plan for this year just in case - but would love to have the greenhouse ASAP.
Gosh I feel for you...can't imagine it.We had a freeze for about two days and because it was so short nothing actually died...maybe because the earth itself did not freeze...it damaged things a fair bit but nothing died...I just so do admire you all! And feel guilty!
My son was living about a mile from the ocean in San Diego,in 1990 when he was a Marine,and he would take his wife and kids up,in what I guess you guys call mountains there,to get some cooler air during the winter time,bragging about walking around in t-shirt and cut off jeans,when I was shoveling the snow off the driveway!!!!
I know some of the guys on the palm forum said they actually lost some palm trees in LA!
Never knew it could get that cold there when your pipes could freeze!!!
No, I do not live next door to the plumie nursery...
Oh Carol! Jennifer (MauiPlumeriaGardens) IS where I bought my new plumies. I have to tell you that Jennifer and her husband are two of the nicest people...small world! Her husband (I am so sorry, his name escapes me for the moment) even offered to plant them for me when he delivered! Unfortunately because the septic still has not been done they are still in pots...He did mention that Jennifer's family lived on the BI!
If any of you want plumies I can recommend Jennifer's nursery wholeheartedly!
So sorry that I got things mixed up.
Good that you have met DD though.
Watching South Pacific this evening...right now Mitzi Gaynor is singing "Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair". Haven't seen this Rodger & Hammerstein in 30 years. So wish we still had those kind of composers.
Christy, you mean the greenhouse? We're getting one from Harbor Freight. Probably the 6x8, unless we can manage the 8x10, which I would really like. The usual places are way too expensive for my needs. We're saving for retirement! I did find one on sale at littlegreenhouse.com that included shipping. You might try there.
Haven't had a hula skirt since my dad brought one back from WWII. I'll see if I can dig up the pictures...somewhere arround 1945...I was just a toddler. You definitely wouldn't want to see a current version. hahahahaha