Fertilize Your Plumeria for BLOOMS!

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 door prizes.

Location: Atkinson Plumeria Farm, La Mesa, CA

Mike Atkinson will tackle the complex, controversial subject of the proper fertilizer for plumerias in So Cal in a small, interactive workshop environment. He’ll demonstrate their fertilization techniques used on the farm and how to adapt them to your yard.

He’ll answer these questions:

  • What do those 3 numbers on fertilizer (NPK) mean?
  • Which synthetic fertilizer is best and why?
  • Do plumerias like organic fertilizer?
  • Are there fertilizers we shouldn’t use?
  • How much fertilizer do we give them?
  • How often should I feed them?
  • Do they need fertilizer over winter?
  • Q&A time
  • and much more!

This class is held outside in an interactive setting on Atkinson Plumeria Farm under a canopy, protected from the sun. This is rain or shine. After the class, you can walk around the farm among the 100s of plumerias and 1000s of blooms.

What to bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloha spirit

Check-in begins 15 minutes before the class starts. Please give yourself enough time to arrive, park, and get a seat as the event will begin promptly at the start time. 

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


“I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.  Mike, you are so engaging and knowledgeable.  You kept the class to a manageable size.  Your assessment of people’s questions seemed to be spot on as well.  As a new plumeria gardener, I need all the help I can get to succeed.” Clare

“Learned new things and learned I was actually doing some things right!! Took questions all through the class so all mine were answered. Even got to walk around and admire his endless trees! Would highly recommend!” Lisa


 8:00 am Class 

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


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 about 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), all plumeria societies in the US, and the International Plumeria Conference in Florida. He is a longtime volunteer and speaker with the Southern California Plumeria Society, has authored many articles, and has been interviewed many times, including the Los Angeles Times.


Atkinson Plumeria