My Collection 2013

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Re: My Collection 2013

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 4th, 2013, 9:59 am

i love yellow plumeria fragrance. Reminds me of my childhood in Karachi. But i am shy to grow it thinking that it needs to be reasonably grown to make an impact....is this true???

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Re: My Collection 2013

Post by M Farooq » May 4th, 2013, 10:09 am

farhan137 wrote:i love yellow plumeria fragrance. Reminds me of my childhood in Karachi. But i am shy to grow it thinking that it needs to be reasonably grown to make an impact....is this true???
I guess you are right, I don't remember small yellow champas plants flowering but I still have a pink one and it is doing very well and flowering profusely ever since it was lower than my height.

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Re: My Collection 2013

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 4th, 2013, 10:11 am

But some men are taller than others......(dialogue from braveheart movie) :-)
Could this be that you are the taller one :-)

Sorry Rafaiy for making a mess of your thread...

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Re: My Collection 2013

Post by M Farooq » May 4th, 2013, 10:18 am

farhan137 wrote:But some men are taller than others......(dialogue from braveheart movie) :-)
Could this be that you are the taller one :-)
Sorry Rafaiy for making a mess of your thread...
Haha good point! Slightly above average. But I think your next shauq should be collecting fragrant tropicals.

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Re: My Collection 2013

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » May 4th, 2013, 11:47 am

I love plumeria its so beautiful.but i really love the wild white with rounded leaves because of its sweet fragrance.Rafey the point is how are you growing this beautiful tropical.its plant really for Karachi & to some extent also for Lahore.in our climate its like a gamble.you are lucky that you have such a beauty.

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Re: My Collection 2013

Post by aykhan » May 4th, 2013, 11:51 am

I too love plumeria. Khan Saheb it is very common in Lahore especially the white and the red ones. They are almost in constant bloom. In the winter most varieties will loose leaves and come summer they sprout again. Established trees do excellent in Lahore. They require a lot of heat. One variety of my plumeria which I bought last year as a grafted plant from started sprouting just a week ago. So it has to get vey hot for these beauties to start having fun.

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Re: My Collection 2013

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » May 4th, 2013, 12:01 pm

Yes thats my point they require so much heat.here they will flower in July but the real problem is the killing effect of the frost in the winter.Lahore is slightly warm than Islamabad & Peshawar.at this point our Petunia is at peak blooming & at Lahore it may be ended.Dr sb i usually go to Lahore in DEC the whether is very pleasant there.here at Islamabad in Dec its freezing.so that makes the difference.

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Re: My Collection 2013

Post by Kaleem » May 4th, 2013, 12:10 pm

I also love Plumeria, few years ago bought the common ones, white and pink from local nurseries. Excitment was not finished here and after this bought few seeds of mix variety. Six seeds germinated, plants are big now and at flowering stage . Now Mr. Adnan shared seeds and have three little plants.
One of my friend has given me variegated one last year. So I have a good collection of this plant.
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Re: My Collection 2013

Post by Rafaiy » May 4th, 2013, 12:44 pm

@farhan: yes, it has a good fragrance which can be sensed from a distance, although other pink´s which i have checked at nurseries and parks don't have such strong fragrance...lucky me :)

@aykhan: yes sir, i rooted this scentimental myself this season, it was my first try and out of 3 all of them started well but in the end i was able to save 2 of them, i applied my own science and i guess i was very much successful ;) ...

@farooq: I guess you are right, this specimen is barely 3 feet tall and its flowering...and farhan nice quote there from braveheart :)

@Umar: Sir nothing special, just bought it last monsoon and changed its pot, used to receive 2 hrs sunlight daily, few granules of DAP now and then, was kept under the window shade so that it could be saved from direct frost, it shed majority of its leaves in winter with 4 to 5 remaining and as soon as spring arrived flower buds emerged before new leaves, although it has currently been displaced from its permanent place still its flowering and forming new branches, loved it so much that thinking to transfer it to ground :) ...

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Re: My Collection 2013

Post by Rafaiy » May 4th, 2013, 12:51 pm

farhan137 wrote:i love yellow plumeria fragrance. Reminds me of my childhood in Karachi. But i am shy to grow it thinking that it needs to be reasonably grown to make an impact....is this true???
Farhan i would just like to share this idiom to answer your query
¨ Beauty beholds in the eye of the beholder ¨

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