Monday, June 22, 2009

It's about time for an update on my Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree ( Musa acuminata). If you would like to read my original post on this Banana Tree please CLICK HERE. I purchased this Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree last year in February from the internet. I received it as a very tiny pup. I have been growing it for over a year now and finally decided to put it in the ground. Here are some pictures of my Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree.

These pictures were taken when I recieved the pup in the mail on 2-22-2008.

The rest of these pictures were taken just before and after I planted it in the ground on 6-21-2009.

I figured it was time since it was throwing it's own pup.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. See you again next time!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I am really excited to finally be able to show off my Lani's Beauty. Lani's Beauty is a Hybrid Plumeria also known as a Frangipani. The Plumeria is related to the Oleander and is also poisonous. The white milky sap is the poisonous part so take care when handling them.

I purchased this Lani's Beauty the first week of April 2009 at a plant sale that was held at Heathcote Botanical Gardens of Fort Pierce Florida. I scored a great deal on three different kinds of Hybrids for just twenty dollars!! I will reveal the other two when they bloom.

When I first came home with these plants they were just sticks. I put the sticks in the dirt and left them for a week with no water. Then on the second week I watered twice. The third week I began regular watering. During the third week I saw new growth. Now just over two months and already blooming!!

Here are the progression pictures of my new Hybrid Plumeria Lani's Beauty.

The following two pictures were taken on 5-25-2009.

This next picture was taken on 5-28-2009.

These next two pictures were taken on 6-1-2009.

The next two pictures were taken on 6-8-2009.

And these final 4 pictures were taken on 6-12-2009.

Isn't she a true beauty?! That's why they call her Lani's Beauty. Thank you for stopping by. See you again next time!!