Along the same lines of my love for calendars, plants are like living calendars to me. In 2 years time, this grew from a cutting to a 9 ft tall plant. I got that one in 2005 when I worked with this lady who gave me a cutting. This one came from a leaf I picked up off the floor. They’re like diaries. And watching a plant grow reminds of of how slowly and quickly time passes. Like watching the clock during the last half hour at work, if you stare at a plant, time seems to stop, the plant doesn’t change. But if you look back to years past, the plant has grown to a huge weed and I realize how many years I’ve known the people at work.
I have talked myself into and out of growing plumerias many times. I don’t have ideal light or space. This isn’t even the right climate. But I was in Hawaii. And plumerias were in bloom all around me. I got these three.
I’m crossing my fingers they thrive.