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Sunlit Plumeria unfurls in glorious pink pinwheels

Exiplore Feb 21, 2012 #177


I love the myriad tones of rosy pink in these blossoms. The sunlit edges. And the subtle curves.


The stubby stems of the Frangipani hardly predict the delicate curling-edged blossoms that will emerge! Frangipani (or Plumeria) is easy to propagate here in South Florida. During the Spring, simply break off some good-size pieces from a friend's tree... with permission of course... and stick them in the ground. I frequently find discarded cuttings for trash pickup at the curb. Various Frangipani varieties come in pink, white, yellow and lavender so get a few of each if you can.


We have a Frangipani Archway between our house and our neighbors'. And it's in glorious full-bloom right now. Beautiful during the day, at night it's even more beautiful. The smell transports you to another world. Ah! It's no wonder the ever-so-fragrant Frangipani is a prime ingredient in some of the world's finest perfumes and the flower is in the Hawaiian lei.


Frangipani, Plumeria

For more, see my set... Living in a Jungle.


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Taken on February 18, 2012