I'm only 10 years away from having a Plumeria Tree like this one!
Twenty years ago, Mom took me to Hawaii. I haven't been the same since. In fact, that visit pretty much ruined me for life.
I'm only 5 years away from having a Red Ginger bush like this one!
Up until that first visit to Hawaii, I'd been happily immersed in my zone 3 garden with nary a clue as to how the other half lived.
- Plan A: Win the lottery. [I still hold out hope.]
- Plan B: Use a grow light. [Lessons learned. One cannot fool these tropical beauties.]
Plan C - my latest and greatest scheme - involves an entire sting operation.
* I plan to squeeze my tropical flower root cuttings (just tiny little seedlings right now*) into a south-facing bay window, crank up the humidifier and convince them they're still living in paradise.
Will it work? Who knows?
More importantly... Who cares?
It's 7 degrees here, today. If I can convince these beauties they're living in Hawaii, perhaps I can fool myself into believing that, too.
* I photographed all of these flowers on my last trip to the Kula Botanical Gardens in Maui, Hawaii. A magical place, if ever I've seen one.