Fabulous Frangipanis. 2017.19.
I declare that I love frangipanis ….on the tree.
They are delightful, smell sweetly and look a treat.
Then they fall…their fabulousness decays…and they become rubbish and need to be swept away before someone slips and falls. Life with frangipanis!
We used to live in a hotter area of Sydney around 45 minutes drive from the coast. We did end up buying and nurturing a frangipani back in 2011 when I renewed my love for them. It remained small but it did produce the lovely flowers. Not many but enough.
In my family’s house on the coast, Dad ended up with several frangipanis which ‘took off’ and were from cuttings from an old friend’s tree in Wollongong. So, it appears, in the right setting and climate they thrive!
We moved to this house on the NSW Central Coast late 2015. It has a HUGE old frangipani tree in the back garden. I am not sure, but it could be two trees in one. What I do know is that we had to cut in back a bit to enjoy what plants were hidden underneath! We took some of those cuttings and they’re in pots and in other garden spots now.
This summer I have notice more frangipanis that are different to ours around this local area.
I went for a walk for the purposes of this post to photograph them. The colour and size differences were interesting.
What was the same, however, was the mess they leave when they fall.
Frangipanis! Beauties which give and give while they’re on the trees.
They give me the reason to exercise when it’s time to sweep them up after they’ve fallen.
What’s your view about frangipanis?
Do you have them where you live?
Have you ever grown one?
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