First Frangipani Blooms The First Week of April

The white frangipani (Plumeria alba) is a deciduous plumeria tree that is native to tropical areas. (Plumeria plants (Plumeria sp), which are also known as Lei flowers and Frangipani, are actually small trees that are native to tropical regions (zone 10 and 11) . It is one of the plants used for leis in Hawaii. It is popular here in Central Florida (zone 9B); we are semi-tropical with tropical weather most of the time.

Just a fast note to all on my recovery after surgery. I definitely see and feel a difference in this second week. My pain is less and I am sleeping better. I see my surgeon and my primary physician next week as post-op visits. I am saying a prayer that I feel more like me. Thanks for all the kind thoughts and prayers. It means a lot to me.

Each spring my frangipani tree goes from dormant looking like a couple of sticks in the ground to a tropical tree with leaves and flowers. They are one of the lei flowers used in Hawaii. The first week of April the first blooms opened and the limbs were covered with buds..

I love this time of year when plants come back to life and flowers bloom.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

29 thoughts to “First Frangipani Blooms The First Week of April”

  1. Beautiful frangipani blooms. These are one of my favorite flowers and I like to see all the different colors including yellow variety. Glad that you are recovering from the surgery. I will you will get well soon!
    Stay happy and have a nice day!

  2. I am glad you are starting to feel a little better.
    What beautiful flowers. It is wonderful at this time of year when everything is coming back to life.

  3. Gorgeous sky and floral photography ~ Do hope your surgery recovery is a speedy one and to your liking ~ lots of healing energy hugs to you ~ Xos

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Those are beautiful!! I love fall and winter but you can’t beat spring when everything starts blooming.

  5. Carol – it has obviously been a while since I visited! So sorry to hear about your surgery and the long road ahead …. perhaps the beauty that surrounds you can provide a bit of a welcome distraction. I am typing this from Tampa, where we are waiting for a plane to take us to Grand Cayman. I am looking forward to the green and growing things we will see, a welcome break from our muddy Spring in Montana!

  6. Oh gosh Carol < I get behind on my blog reading and find out all at one time that you've had surgery and are recovering . I am sorry I wasn't here to wish you well along with all your many other bloggy friends. The frangiapani flowers are beautiful — your pictures are so good I feel like I can almost get the wonderful scent of these beauties.

  7. I’m so glad that you are feeling better Carol. I’ve been worried about my blogger friends Peg and Nancy and now you. I’m happy with your improvement.

    Cruisin Paul

    1. thanks Paul – its a slow and steady process – just give me a couple of months and hopefully I’ll be better than ever

  8. Good to hear your feeling better I hope you rever well
    I enjoyed your photos so colourful and clear as anything 🙂

    Have a bloomingtastic week 👍

  9. The frangapani fall on my dog walk and I always bring one home to keep in a bud vase in the kitchen for the smell. Lovely. One of my faves. Glad you are recovering and sleep helps too so that’s great news. #WWOAT

  10. Feel better soon, Carol.

    Our Frangipanis are also blooming and we have a burst of different colours. 🙂 Love their enchanting fragrance and even the leaves and the tree.

  11. I love Frangipanis as they are so fragrant. They grow and adapt beautifully in our climatic region. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.

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