Tuesday, May 17, 2011
It's Not a Stick
Due to many factors, the main one being procrastination, the planting of the Plumeria was a little late this year. Here it is on day one. As I was out this morning watering it, a friendly golfer asked me why I was watering a stick. Every year there is much discussion on whether the Plumeria is really dead. (Pretty much, everyone but me thinks it is dead)
Jacob's parents gave me the plant a few years ago. It is always so satisfying when the leaves appear, because it does look like a stick. The plant was growing all cattywampus, so I broke off a few pieces and planted them in other areas. There are all kinds of directions on how to root the pieces. I even saw the highly recommended Root Boost at Ace Hardware There are recommended soils, but I went with the "just stick them in the ground" method.
Is cattywampus a real word? If so, how do you spell it?
Here's hoping the Plumeria survives another.