Yesterday while I was at school, Cheryl stopped by. She’s a friend from church who likes gardening. She heard about my plumeria cuttings, and came to ask if I was interested in some tree seedlings from trees in her yard. Specifically, she has allspice seedlings, and mgambo seedlings. In Hawaii, mgambo trees are called weleweka trees.
She brought a cutting from the allspice tree. When you crush the leaves, they smell so good! I tried planting the cutting, but cuttings usually die, so I don’t have great expectations for it. I’m glad she has seedlings.
Cheryl brought the pods and seeds from the weleweka. The pods are a gorgeous pinkish-red color! And the surface of the seeds is velvety. They feel like a teddy bear! The seeds are often used for leis.
She let me keep the seeds she brought, so I planted some of them. Maybe I’ll have a whole bunch of trees! Woo hoo! A forest of mgambos!
But even if the seeds don’t grow, Cheryl said she already has seedlings. I’ll plant them at school. Yay!