I have been trying to start some flowering trees growing in the strip of scrub and weeds behind my classroom. It will make it look better, but it will also let people know there’s something up on the hill besides weeds and out-of-control bougainvilleas.
My little puakenikeni trees are struggling along. I honestly don’t know if they’ll make it. I tried planting some plumeria cuttings back there, but they just plain died. Since Andrea just pruned her plumeria and gave me the branches, I’m going to try a different tactic – I’m going to first grow the plumerias in pots, then I’ll plant them out back.
Yesterday, I cut pieces off the branches. You’re supposed to let them sit for a week so the cuts can dry. After that, I’ll put them in little pots. Hopefully in a couple of months, I”ll have rooted cuttings that can survive being planted in the scrub.