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

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 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 2024. 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, held in an intimate classroom setting on his farm. He’ll not only teach you what to do, but he’ll 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, extensive Q&A, and farm tour.

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If a class is sold out, email us with your phone and preferred class time to be placed on a waitlist

Note: Cancellations are allowed up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Eventbrite ticketing fees will be deducted (around 10%).


“While I can do all sorts of research online, it’s always nice to have personal instruction with live tips and advice. It makes it seem less overwhelming.” Michelle

“I was sponging up knowledge and stories from Mike, who is a dynamic speaker. Tons of lessons, so many techniques I take with me to nurture my collection of Plumerias.” Mark

“The workshop and the handout were very organized and helpful as I plan out my year for my two plumeria sticks.” Kayoko

About Mike

Mike has owned a plumeria farm in San Diego’s east county on Mt Helix with his wife Stacy for nearly 30 years. The PBS program “A Growing Passion” featured them and their farm on their Emmy Award-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) and is the only person to speak at all official plumeria societies in the US. He was involved on the steering committees for the 2016 & 2023 International Plumeria Conferences. 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.