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Burned Plumerias

Burned Plumerias  (Plumeria)

So many of my smaller potted plumerias were burned during this horrible heat wave. I had to move all my smaller plumerias into a little shade to protect them from further burning. Photo taken Sept. 10, 2013.

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Oh dear, what a pity.....

11 Sep, 2013


This horrible heatwave even though it was humid burned quite a few of my plants. This horrible heatwave lasted three weeks or so. Another heatwave is heading our way starting on Thursday. We're not looking forward to it. So many people ended up in the emergency room with heat exhaustion from the last head wave which ended a couple of days ago.

What caused so many people to suffer was that the night temps where so hot...many times it was around 88ºF (31ºC) until 2 or 3 a.m. Some lows didn't get below 80ºF (27ºC) and then by 8 or 9 a.m. the temps where back up to 88ºF (31ºC) or higher, again!

11 Sep, 2013


OMG how horrid, we moan about the weather here but I would find that intolerable. Good luck with your next weather front.

13 Sep, 2013


This coming heat wave isn't going to be so bad...just around 92 - 95ºF (33 - 35ºC) during the day. It's going to be a drier heat which is typical for us going into fall. Although, this time of the year we can get the hottest temps of the year. It's not unusual to get temps up to 110ºF (43ºC) because of the drier air.

13 Sep, 2013


Wow that is hot!!

13 Sep, 2013


Yes, it is. The Santa Ana Winds (or a SOSA [Sort of a Santa Ana]) are the culprits for the extremely hot dry weather here in fall and winter. The SOSA is why we can get up to 90ºF (31ºC) or warmer in January through April.

The Santa Ana Winds are very difficult to explain to people who don't live in Southern California. It overlaps our rainy season, which sounds like an oxymoron. Alothough, we don't receive much rain during our rainy season.

The City of La Mesa, which is only about two miles east of where I live in San Diego holds the record for the hottest December temperature ever recorded in the U.S. It was 107ºF (41.7ºC) on December 7th, 1939 during a strong Santa Ana Wind event.

14 Sep, 2013


We might make it to 80f the next four days...WELL above average. So far Celadine is still in though are smaller now.
I saw a "Hawaiian life" episode and the real estate agent wore a white plummie flower the size of my fist. Amazing- never saw one that large.

7 Nov, 2014


It's been very hot the last 4 days... temps up to 95ºF. It's going to continue to be hot until Tuesday of next week...then it'll cool down to normal.

I remember one very mild winter in the Bay Area when my Plumeria 'Celadine' flowered until Christmas. This is not very common, though.

The Moragne varieties of Plumeria have giant flowers. I've seen them almost as large as a fist here, also. They are incredible flowering trees and are very expensive to purchase.

8 Nov, 2014

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