Updates from the Farm

Beehives Everywhere!

Beehives Everywhere!

Other members of the Beehive Ginger Ohana have made their debut for this season in Kauai. Every shady spot on our farm has a different Beehive variety poking out from beneath the leaves: Singapore Gold, Early Bloom, Chocolate Ball, Giant Beehive, and Golden Scepter – some of the most unusual …

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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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Giant Red Caribaea Tropical Flowers

Giant Red Caribaea Tropical Flowers

Giant Red Caribaeas are one of the most spectacular heliconia flowers we ship. These magnificent blooms are featured in some of the larger, more dramatic gift bouquets such as the Hanalei or Kauai tropical arrangements. One of the largest heliconias in the world, fully mature flowers can measure 14″ – …

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Happy Mother’s Day! Hau`oli Lâ Makuahine!

Happy Mother’s Day! Hau`oli Lâ Makuahine!

Sunday, May 12 – time to celebrate the Mothers in our family. The word for family in the Hawaiian language is “Ohana”. In our ‘Ohanas there may be multiple Moms to celebrate. The Hawaiian ‘Ohana extends to grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, and our kupuna (elders in our …

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May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii

Make a Lei. Share a Lei. Wear a Lei… The custom of Leis was introduced to the Hawaiian islands by the voyaging Polynesians. Poet & author, Don Blanding, is credited with founding “Lei Day” in 1927 in Hawaii. In the early 1900′s when visitors to Hawaii came by boat, the …

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

For us, living on Kauai surrounded by plants, greenery… and dirt, practically everyday seems like Earth Day But today it’s 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 …

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