2024 Plumeria Open House



"May the 4th be filled with Plumeria Blooms for You!"

Florida Colors Nursery's Plumeria Open House May 4th, 2024

Join us for a Bloomin' Good Time!

Are you ready for a floral extravaganza like no other? Florida Colors Nursery invites you to our Plumeria Open House on May 4, 2024! It's a day filled with plumerias, learning, great deals, and fun for the whole family.

Due to space constraints, we're excited to announce a special sale of our extensive collection of plumeria trees, ranging in size from small to large. These trees, which are too large for us to ship, will be available online around the middle of April and at Florida Colors Nursery during our upcoming open house event on May 4th, 2024. We're offering these magnificent plumeria specimens at exceptionally reasonable prices, providing a unique opportunity to acquire an instant plumeria tree for your collection.

After purchasing our larger trees, we will reserve your selected plumeria tree, making sure it's ready for collection at our open house event scheduled for May 4th, 2024. Our selection includes plumeria plants varying in height from 3 to 10 feet in 3-gallon to 45-gallon pots, predominantly featuring Jungle Jack varieties, alongside exclusive selections from the USA, Australia, Thailand and Bali.

In addition to our array of mature trees, we are also delighted to offer an extensive selection of callused cuttings ready to start rooting, cuttings in tubes that have already begun the rooting process, and beautifully rooted and grafted plumeria in 1-gallon pots. This diverse range ensures enthusiasts of all levels can find something to enrich their gardens, from beginners looking to start their plumeria journey to seasoned collectors seeking to add mature specimens to their landscapes.

This sale represents a perfect chance to enhance your garden with a mature plumeria tree or start a new plant from cuttings. Plumeria trees are renowned for their beauty and fragrance. Whether you're looking to expand your collection or seek standout pieces for your landscape, our range of plumeria trees and plants promises to offer something special for every enthusiast.

Event Highlights:

Plumeria Paradise: Explore a stunning collection of plumerias in sizes too big to ship, up to 45 gallons. Bring a truck or trailer and take home your very own tropical beauty!

Irresistible Discounts: Enjoy incredible discounts of up to 50% or more on Plumeria plants. Pay with cash and get an extra 5% off, making your Plumeria dreams even more affordable.

Educational Classes: Dive into the world of Plumeria with exciting classes such as How to Grow Plumeria from Seeds, Grafting Classes. Learn from the experts and become a Plumeria pro!

Door Prizes Galore: Get ready for a chance to win fabulous door prizes, including a rooted plumeria, Excalibur, Lei Making Kits, nursery gift certificates, Texas Roadhouse gift cards, Plumeria Seeds, and more.

Date & Time: May 4, 2024, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Florida Colors Nursery, Contact info with Map

Attire: Plumeria Casual

Admission: FREE! This is an open house you don't want to miss.


Immerse yourself in a series of exciting classes.

Mike Atkinson

Immerse yourself in the world of Plumeria with our comprehensive classes, hosted by the distinguished Mike Atkinson. From the intricate art of Lei Making to the specialized techniques of Growing Plumeria from Seeds, Grafting Plumeria, and Cultivating Plumeria from Cuttings, we offer a diverse range of experiences tailored for enthusiasts at all levels. Each class promises not only in-depth knowledge and hands-on skills but also an engaging journey into the heart of Plumeria culture. Join us and elevate your passion for Plumeria into mastery.


Class: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

by Stacy Atkinson

Join us on May 4, 2024, at 7:00 AM (please arrive by 6:45 AM) for an immersive lei making class, led by the talented Stacy Atkinson, where you'll delve into the art and traditions of crafting exquisite Hawaiian leis. This hands-on experience not only allows you to create your own beautiful lei but also offers a deep dive into a rich cultural tradition. Be a part of this special event, portions of which will be broadcasted on ABC's Good Morning America, under the expert narration of Mike Atkinson. Together, Stacy and Mike Atkinson will guide you through this cultural journey, sharing the spirit of Hawaii with viewers across the nation.


Class: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

by Tex Norwood

Join us on May 4, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Florida Colors Nursery for an exclusive Open House event, featuring the unveiling of our comprehensive Guide to Growing Plumeria from Seed! Whether you're a seasoned plumeria enthusiast or just beginning your journey with these enchanting flowers, this presentation, led by Tex Norwood, will offer invaluable insights and tips.

Dive deep into the art and science of plumeria cultivation with our meticulously prepared documents and live demonstrations, designed to empower you with the knowledge to successfully grow these tropical beauties from seed to bloom. This is a unique opportunity to connect with fellow plumeria lovers, learn from experts Tex Norwood, and take your passion for plumeria to new heights. Don't miss this chance to deepen your understanding and love for plumeria, under the guidance of some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the field.


Lunch: 11:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Savory Delights: Savor mouthwatering smoked pork butts prepared by the renowned John Verville for a delicious lunch that will leave your taste buds dancing.


Grafting Class: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

by Carol Vannoorbeeck

Our Tiki Hut has transformed into a vibrant classroom for our grafting classes, offering a unique, hands-on learning experience in the art of plumeria grafting. This dedicated area, under the guidance of Carol Vannoorbeeck, has been thoughtfully designed to enhance the educational journey for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts alike.

Under its inviting shade, participants have the opportunity to engage deeply with the techniques and secrets of successful grafting, guided by our experienced instructors. This immersive setting not only facilitates a better understanding and practice of grafting but also fosters a sense of community among participants. It's an ideal space for those looking to expand their horticultural skills, surrounded by the inspiring beauty of our nursery and the collective wisdom of fellow plumeria lovers. Join Carol Vannoorbeeck at the Tiki Hut for a class where learning meets passion, and discover the joys of plumeria grafting in an unparalleled environment.

Cuttings Class: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

by Kay and Tex Norwood

Led by the acclaimed Kay Norwood, our class on growing plumeria from cuttings offers an in-depth journey into the rewarding process of plant propagation, preserving the unique characteristics of each plumeria variety. Kay will start by guiding participants through the initial steps of selecting and preparing cuttings, teaching them to identify healthy, mature branches ready for propagation and to make precise cuts that encourage successful rooting. She will share valuable insights into the ideal preparation of cuttings, including determining the proper length, treating cut surfaces, and the critical importance of allowing a callus to form to prevent rot when planting.

Moreover, Kay will be elucidating the meticulous processes Florida Colors Nursery employs, from taking the cutting to rooting the cuttings until they are ready for sale. This comprehensive overview will provide attendees with a behind-the-scenes look at professional propagation techniques and standards, offering insights into the best mediums and conditions that foster strong, healthy root development. Attendees will explore various rooting methods, such as using soil mixes, perlite, or water, and discover how to maintain the perfect balance of humidity and temperature to encourage growth.

Beyond rooting, Kay emphasizes the essential care for newly rooted cuttings, focusing on the importance of proper watering, lighting, and fertilization to ensure the young plumeria plants not only survive but thrive. Through practical demonstrations and leveraging Kay Norwood's extensive expertise, participants will gain the knowledge and confidence to grow beautiful plumeria plants from cuttings, enriching their gardens with the tropical allure of plumeria, all while understanding the high-quality care and preparation that goes into each plant at Florida Colors Nursery before it reaches the customer.

Ensure you're part of this captivating and insightful journey – save the date and join us for a growth adventure at Florida Colors Nursery!

Embark on a day filled with Plumeria delight as we pay homage to the splendor of these exotic beauties. We're eager to welcome you! Stay connected and get a glimpse of what's to come by following our updates on our website.


In Plumeria Paradise: A Day at Florida Colors - May 4th, 2024

In the heart of spring's tender bloom,
We found ourselves in a plumeria room,
At Florida Colors, where blossoms sway,
More vibrant and numerous than any May. 

A paradise of plumeria, under skies so blue,
More blooms than others, in every hue.
Under the Tiki, conversations flow,
Next to the Koi Pond’s serene, gentle glow.

Here, amidst the whispers of the fronds,
Nature’s secrets bond beyond the ponds.
Leis of plumeria, crafted with care,
Adorning us with beauty rare.

The scent of barbeque drifts through the air,
Mingling with plumeria scents so fair.
In this haven where flowers reign,
Each petal tells a story, a memory’s chain.

Under the Tiki, laughter rings,
Amidst tales of blooms and springtime things.
The Koi glide below in their tranquil dance,
Mirroring the calm of nature's expanse. 

In this paradise, more blooms than ever seen,
In pinks, and yellows, and whites so clean.
A garden of Eden, where plumerias thrive,
In this vibrant landscape, we feel alive.

As we stroll by the pond, in peaceful reverie,
Surrounded by blooms in splendid variety.
This is the place where plumeria lovers dream,
In a world of color, where beauty reigns supreme. 

So here’s to Florida Colors, on that radiant day,
In the plumeria paradise, where we long to stay.
A memory etched in blooms so divine,
In the heart of paradise, where plumerias entwine. 

Join us on May 4th, 2024, in this floral delight,
Where plumerias bloom, so vivid and bright.
In the company of blooms and friends, new and old,
Experience the magic, in this garden of gold.


"May the 4th be filled with Plumeria Blooms!"


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