When I see something that is native to Hawaii it reminds me of the wonderful time I had when living there for 3 years. So last year when I saw a Plumeria plant at a friend's home here in Seattle I got excited about the possibility of growing one myself. The plumeria flower is very fragrant and is used to make leis that are given to people. An ex-student of mine was going home to Hawaii and I asked her to pick up a plumeria stick if she had the time. She brought one back for me and I have had it in a pot since late August. Just a stick in the dirt. I try to remember to water it every now and then. Just last week I noticed a leaf starting to grow. So I am going to keep a pictoral journal of its growth.