August 2014

I am a Frangiholic.!!!!!!

August 9, 2014 by Star   Comments (0)

Yes, shock , horror.

I am a Frangiholic and it has been 24 hours since I last touched a Frangipani!!!!

How does one become a Frangiholic you may ask. Well take a seat and I will explain.

It was about 7 years ago, when I was given my first Frangipani cuttings from a neighbour. I think half the addiction is the ease in which they take root….you just let the cut stem dry out and then stick in the ground or pot.

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These were the first ones I got, this is how they look now in winter, funny how some lose their leaves before others.

I think when you first see the clean crisp perfectly formed flowers you become hooked.DSCF1302

 

Then you learn about all the other colours there are, each one as beautiful as the other.

I daren’t count up how many I have.

Each frangipnani I own

These are the ones I have that have flowered, add to these 26 seedlings I have been given, that have yet to flower so have no idea what colour they might be. They could take 2 years to flower.

 

I was given some very special cuttings from a friend who was moving to Queensland, he gave me 7 rare ones and one unknown. If I had had to buy them they would have cost me $464

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I potted them up yesterday, now just have to wait and hope they flower this year, as they are cuttings they should.

Sometimes you get a flower with 6 petals instead of the usual 5, some people say this is lucky.

Now some of my favourite ones.

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Raspberry Royale.

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W.A Sunset.

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I think this one might be Bowen Yellow.

 

To be a Frangiholic you must also be on a page on Facebook for lovers of Frangipanis in Perth. Also when you post a  photo and a friend says” that would look lovely as a canvas” you think to yourself “of course it would” and fate being fate the next day you get some junk mail for canvas prints at an unbelievable price you jump at it.

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The said photo.

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Said canvas above my bed.

Perhaps you can see why I am a Frangiholic.

Summer is coming and I am waiting with bated breath to see my new babies flower.

I have some more pinks and some reds, I think I will have to dig up some of the front garden to accommodate them.

So yes, I proudly admit to being a Frangiholic……lol

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