Learn Mike’s essential tips & tricks for these important skills

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 6:30-8:00 pm

Atkinson Plumeria Farm, 5239 Alzeda Dr, La Mesa CA 91941

Rooting, re-potting, and transplanting in the ground are essential skills for successfully growing plumeria. Mike will share what he’s learned in 25 years for each skill.

Because of the demonstrations, we keep the class size small.

Rooting is tricky! It’s hands-down the hardest skill for plumeria growers. To increase your success, you’ll get Mike’s comprehensive instructions.

That pot is their home. We need to make our plant’s home a welcoming, nutritious environment. Mike will demonstrate his process and share the supplies and products he has found most useful.

Re-potting is a big step. Your plant has outgrown its current home and needs to move on up. Learn Mike’s insights to minimize root shock and give it the boost it needs in his demonstration.

Your plant’s last move is the most important. There are many variables when planting your plumeria in the ground. Mike will discuss his proven process for transplanting.

This workshop is held in an intimate setting on his farm. He will not only teach you what to do but also show you.

What to bring:

  • Water bottle (refills provided)
  • Hat
  • Pen
  • Clipboard
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Aloha spirit

Check-in begins 15 minutes before the event starts. Please give yourself enough time to arrive, park, and get a seat, as the event will begin promptly at the start time. We’ll be in our open classroom in the shade. This is a rain-or-shine event.

Price: $42, includes hands-on instruction, demonstrations, and extensive Q&A.

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“The class was great. I really like the new presentation format with the big screen.” Bob

Mike answered everyone’s questions and demonstrated everything. Wasn’t my first class I’ve taken and surely won’t be the last.” Jaime

I took 2 pages of notes. The outline was super helpful. Dang, I’ve been doing so many things wrong.” Cindy

About Mike

Mike has owned a plumeria farm on Mt Helix in San Diego’s east county with his wife Stacy for over 25 years. The PBS program “A Growing Passion” featured them on their Emmy-winning episode featuring plumerias. He has taught plumeria workshops in Southern California (San Diego Horticultural Society, San Diego Botanic Garden, Master Gardeners, plus many garden clubs and nurseries), the International Plumeria Conference, and is the only person to speak at all plumeria societies in the US. He is a longtime volunteer and speaker with the Southern California Plumeria Society, has authored many articles, and has been interviewed many times, including by the Los Angeles Times.