Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My frangipanis!

Frangipanis have been my favourite flower since I was a child living in Papua New Guinea - a long time before they became the fashionable flower that they are at the moment. Since those long ago days I have never been able to have a plant of my own because I have always live in the cooler southern parts of Australia where they never seem to progress past two sticks. Last year a kind friend gave me a cutting with instructions not to stick it into the ground until the cut end was completely dry and hardened. Apparently they rot if planted whilst still moist. Also, once planted they should not be moved - they are a bit fussy that way. Well I did what I was told but did the dogs? Of course not. After repotting the stick twice I decided to plant it outside the chicken wire fence on our rental property. Did it stay there? No. Little paws and teeth can even reach that far.

So my poor stick was pulled out regularily and mauled on it's growing end and then when it was finally taking off I moved. Proud of the couple of leaves it had finally acquired I potted it up and moved it too. I again thought it had died during the winter yet it is still here with us and I am now the proud owner of these glorious flowers.


  1. Hi, nice to meet you and visit your blog. Thanks for your kind comment.

    I have not had success with Frangipanis yet, I am awaiting my latest attempt. I was also told to let them dry out before planting. Hope it is not too hot in your neck of the woods today.

  2. Your Frangipani flowers look stunning. I bet they smell fantastic too! It is amazing after all that happened to your plant that it flowered, and very lucky. Congrats on the gorgeous flowers.

  3. They are soooooo glorious! They almost appear to have been painted in a 3-D rich, vibrant texture.


  4. What lovely flowers well done love your sewing
    Best wishes Pat

  5. I'm glad you found my blog as we seem to have the love of flowers in common. I have always loved frangapanni's too. My mother had them in her wedding bouquet, so she has always oggled over them. She has one in her garden in Northern Victoria, but it is too cold were I live. They are simply stunning. Well done...and that perfume!!


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