Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Plumeria in Bloom Picture

Apparently this plumeria is the most beautiful flower in the world.

Or so I have been told.  

Ok, they're beautiful flowers, but The Most?  I don't know, I have a personal preference for Hibiscus or orchids in general...

Around this neighborhood in a state named after Flowers, there are plenty of blooms all year.  In order for me to look at the back yard from the living room, I have to look through the bougainvillea blossoms and the vines.   Truly a beautiful place if you like flowers. 

Plumeria is an odd looking plant here.  We may be at the Northern part of the range for them.  They sit in the sun all year looking like a hat rack with a few lone leaves at the end of the plant.  Eventually they get productive and out come these beautiful flowers.  When they drop off, at least here in South Florida, you end up back with a place to hang your shirt. 

They're also called Frangipani, which I have heard more often.  Walking into one of those "Earth Stores", you'll see piles of little brown bottles of incense, and almost always they have Frangipani.

On the other hand they are pretty.  The flowers that is, not the bottles.  The bottle I got wasn't Frangipani but "Cool Rain" what ever that is.  Also known as Old Car Smell but that is a story for another day.

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