Flowers

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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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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Happy Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice

Aren’t flowers wonderful? Each one seems to have it’s own personality! We thought we’d share this one with you today on the Summer Solstice. A perfect spiral, Costus Barbatus (sometimes also spelled Costus Barbados)… sometimes the stem grows nice and straight, so we can include them in our flower arrangements, …

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Support the Kauai Food Bank

Support the Kauai Food Bank

On Saturday, May 12, the USPS letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes in all 50 states. Residents can leave their donations near their mail boxes. This year, Kalani Tropicals decided to support the Kauai Food Drive by having a flower stand next …

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

For us, living on Kauai surrounded by plants, greenery… and dirt, everyday practically seems like Earth Day. But today it is official. A holiday near and dear to our hearts, we love our planet and all the lovely plants that grow upon it. Happy Earth Day everyone. Thought we’d share an image of …

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White Torch Ginger

White Torch Ginger

We had a nice surprise while picking flowers out in the “deep jungle” this morning and noticed the rare White Torch Ginger blooming – it’s beautiful ! Torch Gingers belong to the “Zingiberaceae” family. Gingers are not native to Hawaii, but were imported here from Malaysia. In Asia they are …

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