Learn Mike Atkinson’s optimal tips and tricks to properly launch your plumerias into the new season!

Sunday, April 2, 2023, 10 am – 12 pm

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

You’ll get the tools to boost your plumerias to thrive in 2023. We’ll discuss this crazy winter and how to deal with the resulting problems, plus many other spring growing tips:

  • Prepare your plants to bloom more
  • How to deal with cold damage
  • When to start watering
  • Spring feedings
  • Understand spring dangers
  • When dormancy ends
  • Best time to repot and trim
  • Much more

This is one of Mike’s most popular workshops in an intimate classroom setting on his farm. He’ll not only teach you what to do, but he’ll show you, as well.

What to bring:

  • Water bottle (refills provided)
  • Hat
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Aloha spirit
  • And wear sunscreen!

You’ll also receive an outline for taking notes so please bring a pen and something hard to write on.

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.

Water and coffee will be provided. We’ll be in our open classroom in the shade. This is a rain-or-shine event.

Price: $40 – limited tickets available!

Your plumeria class includes hands-on instruction, extensive Q&A, and farm tour.

Register Now!

If sold out, email us to get on the waitlist.

Note: Cancellations are allowed up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Eventbrite ticketing fees will be deducted (around 8%).


“I really enjoyed the class. It really helped me to understand the plants and how to care for them as they come out of dormancy. Mike’s knowledge of plumerias is over the top!” John

“I always love Mike’s presentations and take away some new information that I hadn’t heard before. I particularly liked your tutorial on root & tip rot. I think I better understand it and how to fix it. Thanks for doing what you do and look forward to another season of beautiful blooms.” Mary

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.