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Hawaii State Featured Florists
P.O. Box 198Kailua Kona, HI 96740
1288 Ala Moana Blvd #104Honolulu, HI 96814
1468 Liliha StHonolulu, HI 96817
57-091 Kamehameha HwyKahuku, HI 96731
65 N Pauahi Stste CHonolulu, HI 96817
Hawaii Flowers News
Sep 10, 2018
Plant of the Month: Pua Kala
Anyone with a dry, sunny spot on their property might want to consider planting the native Hawaiian poppy known as pua kala. The plant produces showy white flowers pretty much year round that mature into attractive gray-green pods that are filled with seeds. Plant a single plant and soon you'll have a small cluster or even a hedge.
The Hawaiian pua kala is in the Papaveraceae, or poppy, family and in the Argemone genus. It is the only poppy native to Hawaii and is endemic, which means it is not native to any other part of the world. Pua kala is, however, somewhat similar to the yellow flowering Mexican poppy, Argemone mexicana that has been introduced and naturalized here.
The genus name Argemone is a derivative of the Greek word argema which means cataract. This name refers to the use of the sap of the p... Aug 17, 2018
Coral Springs Garden Club Members Grow Edible Forest
The food forest has many fruits, vegetables and root systems that are hard to pronounce; hailing from places as far-flung as Asia, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
"One day I found a man in army fatigues standing in the food forest, just staring and staring at the trees," Gulko reminisced, "he told me he's from the Dominican Republic and loves to visit this place because it reminds him of home."
The gardens with benches and paths
Compliments like these are owed to an able-bodied (and sometimes sweaty) team of garden club members and volunteers. The city pays for watering and donated the bigger trees. A local landscaping company drops off its mulch, which helps gardeners make rich and nutrient soil. Normally, they'd have to pay to do that, but in the food forest, it's a win-win.
Boy scouts, Eagle Scouts the Daisies, and a Girl Scout troop, have all been instrumental in making shade houses, benches and gravel paths for the garden.
Once, the Coral Springs Fire Department, performing a drill in the nearby lot, trained its hoses on the flower beds in good fun. Gulko said the garden is a great way to make the whole community feel more connected, boost morale.
"After Hurricane Irma, most of our trees were down, and I remember looking up at the universe and saying ‘I'm done', and then out of nowhere the new rotary club president, Scott Jablon appeared and asked how he could help.
They soon rebounded with help from Jablon and garden club members.
Gulko, a mental health therapist, said studying the Earth's natural systems has made her a better psychologist. She loves to offer visitors a cool drink, and, if you're lucky, a shaving from a sugar cane plant. She's learned a lot about growing both food and drink.
"I make my own teas from some of these trees," she said, and added that while she is most interested in the botanical aspects of gardening, it's different for everyone.
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Orchid land: Bewitching variety of beloved flower on display at show
Big Island to produce new and improved orchids.
The orchid show also will feature tasty, reasonably-priced food from local sources, Hawaiian musical entertainment at lunchtime and late afternoon, a lectures and demonstrations throughout the day.
Kaleidoscope of Orchids
What: Hilo Orchid Show, the largest and most comprehensive orchid show and sale in the state.
Where: Edith Kanaka'ole Multi-Purpose Stadium, Hilo
When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 15
Tickets: $5 adult, free for ages 18 and younger, $8 for three-day Superpass, $3 if purchased from Hilo Orchid Society member before show.
Silent auction to benefit displaced Puna residents
Each year, the Hilo Orchid Society hosts a silent auction during the annual orchid show to raise money for the Yasuji Takasaki Memorial Scholarship that supports students at University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Silent auction chairperson Leslie Hayes-Cullins announced that this year 100 percent of the proceeds from the fundraiser will instead go to disaster relief for neighbors in lower Puna.
"Looking at the news every day about how our community is suffering from the volcanic eruption made me think that all our local business partners who donate items to the auction would want to help with disaster relief this year," Hayes-Cullins said.
Lower Puna is home to many of the island's orchid nurseries who are now scrambling to relocate their operations. Orchid society President Dana Culleney says the group's board leaped at the chance to help neighbors who have lost everything.
"Because of the past generosity of local businesses who donate to the scholarship fund, we have the resources to continue supporting students next year even if this year's auction goes to disaster relief," Culleney said. "We hope this year's ‘Kaleidoscope of Orchids' show helps bring the community together for a wonderfully positive event in such difficult times."
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... Jun 14, 2018
Dickson City gardener combines Italian roots, green thumb to grow vegetables, fruits and flowers
Scinicariello's green thumb extends to the far reaches of the United States. For more than two decades, the Scinicariellos made annual trips to Hawaii, where Ann Marie Scinicariello's two daughters now live. Scinicariello planted figs, papayas, apple bananas and avocado there to much success.
"For some people, it's work," Scinicariello said. "For me, it's fun."
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Meet Joe Scinicariello
At home: A native of Gaeta, Italy, he lives in Dickson City with his wife of 25 years, Ann Marie.
In his garden: Flowers: Roses, gladiolus, irises and lilies; fruits: Asian pear and McIntosh apple trees, raspberries and grapes; herbs: basil and parsley; vegetables: beans, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, endives, kale, lettuce, onions, peas, pepper, spinach, tomatoes and zucchini
Tip: "Grow as much as you can. ... Enjoy it all summer long."
... Jun 14, 2018
New Route for King Kamehameha Day Parade
West Hawai‘i community will gather to honor the great ali‘i, King Kamehameha I, who established the first capital of the united Hawaiian Kingdom in Kailua-Kona at Kamakahonu.This year's parade theme is "Ka La Hiki Ola," translated, "Dawn of a New Day."Adorned in the flowers and colors of the Hawaiian Islands, regal Pa‘u Rider Logopa‘u riders on horseback will represent each of the eight islands, led by their respective princesses and the pa‘u queen. The floral parade will also feature hula hālau, equestrian units, marching bands, a horse-drawn carriage and more.After the parade, attendees can enjoy a ho‘olaule‘a (music and art festival) at Hulihe‘e Palace, including a free concert featuring top Hawaiian recording artists.Then take time to visit the many shops, galleries and historic landmarks of Historic Kailua Village. ADVERTISEMENT The 2018 parade will take a route different this year; the parade will travel north to south through Historic Kailua Village. The parade begins near Old Airport on Kuakini Highway, traveling down Palani to the pier, then south on Ali‘i Drive through the village all the way to Walua Road by Royal Kona Resort.Parade organizers have released a video that exp...