Calling all frangipani experts. Surely there must be one on here! - Tactical Ninja
Nov. 21st, 2011
09:18 am - Calling all frangipani experts. Surely there must be one on here!
rivet! rivet! The frangipani is flowering OMG OMG OMG! I am excite!
Mostly I am excite because when rivet gave me this plant I was all "Oh shit it's tropical I have no idea how to care for tropical plants." Luckily, the internet knows everything and was able to give me instructions on how to care for it. Imagine my horror when I did what the internet said and the first thing that happened was that all the leaves dropped off it! Again luckily, the internet informed me that frangipani are deciduous. Phew! And pretty soon it had shiny new leaves - loads of them. And then it got buds and I've been waiting for them to open because frangipani scent is lovely and I have a teeny-tiny balcony and it'd be nice, right? Well, it opened yesterday, to reveal a strange looking flower.
And it has no scent! I am.. surprised. I am doubly surprised that the internet has not heard of a frangipani with no scent. Or one with no fragrance. Or even one with no smell. I got no results for any of these things. I also got nothing for "How to increase the fragrance of your frangipani" - I was thinking maybe it needed a particular kind of fertiliser or something, but nope.
Anyone here know anything about them? I'm a total noob and couldn't even tell you what variety it is. It doesn't look anything like the standard frangipani we're all familiar with:
So I'm wondering if maybe it's an odd variety or something - one that behaves like a frangipani but doesn't look or smell like one. Any thoughts, flower people?
Anyway, for those of you who didn't figure it out, the surprise was Dr Wheel, who flew in for his Dad's 50th this weekend. I get Bonus Joel because of this. I like Bonus Joel. It's been 2 1/2 months since I was in Hong Kong! Thus, my weekend was all about *censored*. There was also a lot of hanging out and just being all "Hey look it's Joel. I must touch him to reassure myself he's real." And there was coffee in bed, and some more lying in bed looking through a book of interior design stuff (which is less wanky than it sounds), and talking about what we want to make our bedroom look like. And we went and sat on some couches in a furniture shop, and looked at curiosities. Then Joel did some DIY while I sewed myself an apron because I've been discovering the aerodynamic and adhesive qualities of flour lately and would like to preserve my clothing. It has sheep on! (the apron not the flour)
In other words, we were sickeningly domesticated. Shut up, you would be too if you only saw your partner a few times a year. And we will get over it, eventually. The best bit about this visit (apart from the obvious) is that when he goes back, it'll only be a month till his return for Christmas, and then the next time he goes it'll only be a couple of weeks and then we get Full Time Joel and that will be awesome. It will probably be about at that point where we stop being sickeningly domesticated and start being more sociable. *nod*
As a consequence, I have not really been around this weekend. I have no clue if anything of import happened on the internet, and have not read LJ (sorry, normally I'm pretty good at keeping up). Please tell me if there's anything I should give attention to.
Today I plan to vote. I realised I'm supposed to be shearing on Saturday so figured I should vote early. However, the election folks have not yet acknowledged that I now live in Wellington Central and I can see there being some issues with me trying to vote there. I refuse to vote in Ohariu as I've lived here for more than a month now and done everything right - so giving myself a few days to sort any kinks sounds like a good plan.
Also, I'll be glad when the election bullshit is over, even though I'm afraid of the outcome.