Da Humble Plumeria…

by Tania Ginoza on December 2, 2012 · 12 comments

“I don’t want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child.” Drew Barrymore

The ever-present Maui plumeria trees make me a happy flower child,

in a bunch up high,

scattered on the ground

or strung in the simplest of leis.

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another jennifer December 3, 2012

So pretty! I wish we had these flowers in Maine.

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Tania December 3, 2012

I know a few friends who tried to grow it on the mainland. It wasn’t the same I think. The instagrammers from Australia call them frangipani, which I thought was such a beautiful name too.

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Sarah P December 3, 2012

I love plumeria too – when i see still really nice flowers on the ground I always pick ‘em up and keep them in a bowl of water on our kitchen table. Love the smell!

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Tania December 3, 2012

That’s a great idea Sarah, I’ll think I’ll steal it :-)

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lisacng @ expandng.com December 3, 2012

They are oh so beautiful!

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Tania December 3, 2012

Thanks Lisa! We don’t have a true fall here but we do have the plumeria blossoms.

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Jen December 3, 2012

yes, give me a plumeria any day of the week and it will instantly make me happy! It’s so simple and cute. Great photos!

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Tania December 3, 2012

Me too! I’m even happy when I see a pretty one (like the pink one) lying in the gravel on the ground. I know my friends who have moved to the mainland miss the abundant plumeria trees we enjoy here so I try to not take them for granted. Thanks Jen!

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Tiffanie December 3, 2012

It’s so interesting that these look a little like they are made of Sculpey clay or something, and when I see the fake ones made of plastic I think they are real! Does it grow wild or is it a cultivated plant?

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Tania December 4, 2012

There are some areas that plumeria trees are growing on their own. Many people also have a tree in their yard. They do look like clay and they are the only flowers I like in the “fake”. In Hawaii a lot of boutiques and craft fairs sell ones that you can wear tucked behind your ear and they do look so real.

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Laurie December 5, 2012

I love these flowers and have a silver little ring of plumerias that I bought when we went to Kauai. Even tho it was $10.00 and bought at a little swap meet it is my favorite ring and wear it all the time.

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Tania December 5, 2012

Plumeria jewelry is the best! I’m so glad you chose one while you were here.

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