Protecting Your Plumerias Over Winter

Mike will teach critical steps in prepping and protecting your plants through winter in Southern California’s different microclimates.

“The Winter class was very informative and fun besides. I’m looking forward to more classes with Mike and Stacy! ” (Meredith)

This class will return in 2023. Join our VIP list above to get first notifications!

Price: $40 – limited tickets available!
Includes hands-on instruction, extensive Q&A, and farm tour

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

While plumerias have adapted well to Southern California’s temperate/Mediterranean climate, winter is still the most dangerous season for our plants. Mike’s experience growing in a cold climate in San Diego’s east county has given him the tools to help others protect their plants.

This is Mike’s most popular topic every year and is offered in an in-person, intimate setting on his plumeria farm. He’ll not only talk about what to do, but he’ll show you, as well. The 90-minute format will also allow for an extended question-and-answer time. 

He’ll be covering:

  • Watering needs
  • Fertilizing
  • What to do with cuttings
  • Protection from cold temps and frost
  • How to deal with cold damage
  • What’s happening to my leaves in autumn?
  • How do our methods change in different areas?
  • Q&A time
  • and much more!

What to bring:

  • Pen
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle (refills provided)
  • Hat
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Aloha spirit

Also, you’ll receive an outline to take notes so please bring a pen and something hard to put under the notes so you can write.

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 will be provided. We’ll be in our outdoor classroom in shade.

After the class, you can walk around the farm among the 100s of plumerias and 1000s of blooms.

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

REGISTER: 9:00 am class 

NOTE: If the class is sold out, email us to get on the waitlist.


“I had a great time at your Winter class yesterday. I now know what I won’t be doing for the winter!” Chelle

“The Winter presentation was great and very informative. It sure felt like you covered all aspects of protecting the plumerias during winter.” Sam

About Mike

Mike owns a plumeria farm on Mt Helix in San Diego’s east county with his wife Stacy. They’ve been growing plumerias for over 25 years. The PBS program “A Growing Passion” featured them on their Emmy-winning episode about plumeria. He has taught plumeria workshops across the country.