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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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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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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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Rains wreak havoc on island: It’s a deluge!

Rains wreak havoc on island: It’s a deluge!

From the Garden Island Newspaper: Heavy rains hammered Kaua‘i for another day Monday, flooding neighborhoods, toppling trees onto highways, forcing evacuations and making many roads impassable. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the island… and added that continued heavy rains and the danger of already swollen …

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‘Na Keiki O Ka Aina’ Second Anniversary Celebration

‘Na Keiki O Ka Aina’ Second Anniversary Celebration

With our White Torch Ginger in bloom we decided to use it as a centerpiece for this custom arrangement created for the Children of the Land Polynesian Culture Center in Kapaa. Other flowers included were our Early Bloom Beehive, Costus Barbatus, and Psittacorum flowers. It was displayed at the front …

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