Orchids

A Garden Surprise

October 15, 2011

My garden has suffered from too much neglect this fall. A friend in Hilo gifted me some “old” unwanted plants. One was a pot of orchids that seriously needed to be divided. I’ve been trying to remember to nurture them along until I could do something with them. I have managed to sprinkle them with […]

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Hawai`ian Flowers, Part 2

July 24, 2011

Last weeks’s post showed the color and drama orchids can bring to your trees. This week, I give you a tour of the inner workings of Hawaiian Flowers. Marla has a small gift shop attached to the greenhouses where you can browse. Walking from the gift shop into the greenhouses, you instantly realize you are […]

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Hawai`ian Flowers

July 17, 2011

In the part of the world where I grew up, an orchid meant you had a special date to the high school prom. And it was a big deal! Now I live where orchids are grown everywhere and can become as rampant as weeds, yet I still am in awe at the abundance of plants […]

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Shades of Green

November 15, 2010

Living on an acre of lava that offers many shades of black and gray, I might quote the Muppets and say, “It’s not easy being green.” I forget what it means to be green. Friends from the mainland came to visit and were amazed at my catchment system, and for the first time, I had […]

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A Pink Birthday Party!

September 26, 2009

  Every year on my birthday, I do something a little special on this blog in honor of myself. This year, I’m taking myself back to a “little girl in pink” with a trip to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu. For the past twelve years, always over Labor Day weekend, I have gone to […]

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August 2009 Update

August 22, 2009

8-22-09 August Catch up GARDEN CLUBBERS (photo courtesy of Charles Tobias)   The July meeting of our Ocean View Garden Club was at my place. I told them I was definitely a work in progress and not a show place (yet)! They all wanted to see what was growing on my acre because they’d read […]

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