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Best in Show: Our Obake Anthuriums

Best in Show: Our Obake Anthuriums

We are thrilled that our “Madame Pele” Obake Anthurium won Best in Show at this year’s Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair. This beautiful flower takes it’s name from the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele. Pele is said to live in the fire pit of Kilauea crater, in one of the most …

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Beautiful Orchids in Bloom

Beautiful Orchids in Bloom

This is the time of year for orchids to flower. We love orchids but, with everything else to do on the farm, we don’t really have the time to pamper them. However, we’ve noticed that orchids are very forgiving! Mostly left alone on our planting bench with some occasional fertilizer …

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The “Living Art of Bonsai”

The “Living Art of Bonsai”

Another highlight of the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair is the Kauai Bonsai Club’s amazing display in the Agriculture Exhibit Tent. Growing Bonsai trees is an art that requires a generous amount of patience. By cutting the branches back drastically, new growth is encouraged to grow. Over time, the artist  gradually …

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It’s time for the Annual Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair!

It’s time for the Annual Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair!

The County Fair is the largest family event on Kauai, August 23 – 25, at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue, “Four Days of Fun, Food, Farming, & Great Entertainment!” If you’re on Kauai, come to the Fair! Make sure to visit the Kaua‘i Anthurium Association Display and see Kalani Tropicals’ award-winning …

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Clear morning light over Mt. Wai’ale’ale

Clear morning light over Mt. Wai’ale’ale

It’s a rare morning to see the top of  Mt . Wai’ale’ale! Being one of the wettest spots on Earth, it is often shrouded in clouds.  The mountain is an ancient volcanic crater and a sacred site in Hawaiian culture. Mt. Wai’ale’ale, means “rippling water” or “overflowing water” in the …

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Indonesian Wax Ginger

Indonesian Wax Ginger

Do you think that Beehives look unreal? Well, let us introduce you to Indonesian Wax Ginger… These dark red cone-shaped flowers resemble an upside-down pineapple! Like Beehives, they look like they are made of soft wax or plastic, but in fact they are very hard when you touch them, and …

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