Updates from the Farm

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

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

Sunday, May 10 – 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 on Earth Day, April 22, it’s official. A day near and dear to our hearts – we love our planet and all the lovely plants that grow upon it. Happy Earth Day everyone! …

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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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