Puakenikeni Break

Happy Birthday to my niece Rachel! Yay!

Yesterday was my usual grading day, but it was also unusual, because I was grading five paragraph essays that the eighth graders wrote. They took FOREVER to grade. Fortunately, I also had a reward for myself for when I finished them: I brought some plants to put in the un-manicured area behind my classroom.

Its a little dry in summer time, but it gets great sun.
The area is clogged with bougainvillea bushes and passion fruit vines.

I was at Walmart on Saturday, and saw puakenikeni trees for sale. I was so excited, because when I was in http://bradaptation.com/2013/05/07/fagraea-berteriana/ Maui in 2013, a student brought me a puakenikeni flower, and ,one hesitates to use superlatives because life is long and the world is big, but I think it is the best-smelling flower I’ve ever met. I bought three. I would love for them all to survive, but if even just one does, I’ll be happy.

I added some potting mix, because the soil is almost all sand.
I added some potting mix, because the soil is almost all sand.
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2 Responses to Puakenikeni Break

  1. Lauren says:

    How nice that you may have flowers of your own! You’ll never leave school after drinking in their fragrance! I hope that they trive back there.

    I had to look up your ‘life is short’ quote because it seemed familiar. Dang it, now I feel like I should be doing something cool….. 😉

  2. Debbie says:

    Very exciting to have your own plants at work! I planted marigolds at my last job…. unlike me, i’m sure they’re still there. Keep us updated! Wish there could be smellablog!

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