Bananas

Gardening From A to Z

August 28, 2010

Two of my favorite landscapers (Bob and Monty) invited a group of us “tree huggers” to come tour their garden. Since the land on their property is much like that of Ocean View, I gathered lots of how-to ideas on what to grow and what not to grow. Their elevation is about the same as […]

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Kele’s Garden

June 26, 2010

  This past Saturday, our Big Island Self-Sustainability group (BISS) met to celebrate the Summer Solstice with a potluckat the home of one of the founding members, Kele, in Hilo. I love living in Ocean View, but I have to admit to more than a little envy when I see what can happen in a […]

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Palms Revisited

March 27, 2010

  Last year on Palm Sunday weekend, I wrote a post about a variety of palms in honor of Palm Sunday. One of those palms was the triangle palm (Neodypsis decaryi) that I’ve been planting on either side of my driveway. A friend on Maui has several triangles that have grown to be a decent […]

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A Country Haven

May 30, 2009

click here for larger image GATE TO CONNIE’S HAVEN   It’s hard to believe that only twelve miles away is a hideaway this lush and fertile! On twenty acres of volcanic land that has decomposed, my friend Connie has created a delicious and peaceful botanical garden. My friend, Velvet and I were invited to come […]

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Palms of Spring

April 4, 2009

click here for larger image COCONUT PALM   Just a couple weeks ago on March 11, Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota held a celebration in honor of three separate religious holidays falling on the same day. The three holidays were Jewish Purim (celebrating the story of Queen Esther), Hindu Holi (celebrating several Hindu myths and […]

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New Life!

July 10, 2008

As I came out of the house this morning, my eye caught this growth. A branch of ohia that touches the ground, and looks totally dead, is shooting up a lehua blossom. Even if our temperature doesn’t vary more than a few degrees year round, there still is a definite feel of spring this time […]

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