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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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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 the stem grows nice and straight, so we can include them in our flower arrangements, but others are more playful …

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Mother Nature’s gift of fragrance and delicate beauty

Mother Nature’s gift of fragrance and delicate beauty

Kahili Gingers are a summertime favorite at Kalani Tropicals: Peach, Yellow, and White. These exquisite natives of India are grown for their fragrant clusters of blossoms. Just one flower in a room fills the space with such a wonderful perfume! The Yellow Kahili’s Sanskrit name is “Gandasuli”, meaning ”fragrance of …

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Signs of Summer

Signs of Summer

Even though Kauai does not have such distinct seasons as do other places in the world, all the tropical flower varieties have their different seasons to bloom. The long summer days bring more of our brilliant, larger Heliconia varieties into bloom. The Beehives are growing vigorously in size, color, and …

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In the Anthurium Shade House

In the Anthurium Shade House

We have two separate shade houses for our Anthurium plants: one is for our Obake anthuriums and more rare varieties;  the other is for the smaller anthuriums. The shade, light, and structure of our shade houses are designed especially for growing anthuriums. Many of our tropical plants grow in the …

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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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