Flowers

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

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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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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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