PLUNGING, ...CAN YOU DIG IT!!!


    Plunging is the practice of burying a potted plant to it's rim in the ground.  Many tender plants including Plumeria grow better in the ground than potted plants just standing on the surface.  The advantages of plunging plants are that the plant does not dry out as quickly as above ground ground pot plants which are exposed. Other advantages are the constant soil temperature underground, and plumeria's will send out roots through the drain holes and gain water and nutrients from the surrounding soil.  Also plunged Plumerias are very stable and won't be blown over in windy conditions.  Last but not the least, is the ability to dig the Plumeria up in the Fall and store it without any stress or shock.

*** Also they look great in the ground.


PHOTOS by  MICHAEL ANDERS
COPYRIGHT 2001 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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4/14/2001
It was solid grass, so I tilled 
three rows, and raked out 
all the loose grass and weeds.

4/14/2001
I planted 17 'Hua Moa' banana 
trees down the fence line. 
Don't worry I'll get it cleaned up.

4/21/2001
I repotted the Plumerias into some 
larger pots.  They will live 
in these big pots for a few years.

4/21/2001
I buried the pots where the 
'pots soil line' matched the 
'outside soil line.' 

4/22/2001
I laid my stone border. 
 These stones will keep 
grass out and mulch in

4/22/2001
Mulch, Mulch, Mulch.
I filled the pots with the 
hardwood mulch too.

6/29/2001

6/29/2001

Update... 8/16/2001
I dug up all the Cannas that were
growing against the brick wall and 
moved in 30 news plumerias.

Update... 8/29/2001
I keep the Banana leaves cut
off in areas where they shade 
the Plumeria growth tips.


PHOTOS by JOE CHILDS... of his back yard
COPYRIGHT 2001 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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PHOTOS by JOE CHILDS...
of Mike Simmons collection.
COPYRIGHT 2000 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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COPYRIGHT 2000, 2001
Plumeria 101 / Michael Anders