from Tia Scarce out in Edmonds, Washington, but the photos are from sunny
Hawaii! Tia says, "Does anyone need some color inspiration in the
middle of winter? I recently visited Hawaii for the first time and took way too
many plant pictures. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of landscapes
and experiences available there, from beach to mountaintop, arid to tropical.
Most of these photos were taken at Kula Botanical Garden in the “upcountry”
part of Maui. I wish I had more wide shots but it was like being in the jungle
without much chance for that long view. I’ve no idea what most of these are but
identified what I do know."
those plants you just have to touch when you pass by ...
If I could
have brought one thing home, it would have been this Leucadendron argenteum, a
South African native. Sadly, it is only hardy to 9a. It is also
endangered in its native range.
Time to repot?
color, so many weeds. Must not pull.
that’s Graptopetalum growing on the rocks, with Aloe in the front.
moonscape on Mt. Haleakala, this is the silver sword plant only found at high
elevations on Maui.
shallowly rooted, the silver sword is protected on Maui. It’s a real
stunner in the volcanic landscape.
So lush, so many plant combos
The ‘Iao Valley
Nice color echoes between the Brugmansia and the Cordyline
at Kepaniwai Park Heritage Garden, which celebrates the immigration that created
We got a short education on sugar cane at a vodka
distillery. So many different kinds and some hardy to zone 6a. Who knew?
I thought the sugar cane was really pretty and tortured my
companions by stopping at each variety to point out the interesting color
differences. The sugar cane industry played a huge part in Hawaii’s history.