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jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
9:51 PM

Post #3289813

Have some more time to post another island.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
9:53 PM

Post #3289817

The coast of Maui.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
9:56 PM

Post #3289822

Chenille plant that was as tall as me.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
9:58 PM

Post #3289833

The Ti-plants were taller than me.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:00 PM

Post #3289840

I loved the bomiliades but I don't care for these flowers.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:03 PM

Post #3289853

Who would have thought of combining these almost maroon Ti-plants with the fiery orange of the bromilades.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:05 PM

Post #3289858

The shrimp plants were huge.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:07 PM

Post #3289870

Oophs!!! Caught me finching some seeds.

Does anybody know what the orange flowered plant is just ahead of me? I think I have a close up also.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:09 PM

Post #3289880

The leaves reminded me of oleander but the flower is out of this world.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:13 PM

Post #3289893

Notice the tall dead looking trees? They are wiliwili trees and used all over the islands for wind breaks. A few years ago a wasp was imported onto 1 island by mistake and it spread to all the islands and has killed all the wiliwilis.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:18 PM

Post #3289916

Believe this or not but the row of trees behind that lady are plumerias and at least 15'-20' tall.

Does anybody know what the trees are with the banyon roots behind the fish food sign? It looks similar to dracenas.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:20 PM

Post #3289925

Isn't this picture perfect?

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:25 PM

Post #3289946

This is the entrance to Maui Tropical Plantation.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:28 PM

Post #3289958

The clouds were upon us.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:32 PM

Post #3289971

Another one of those unknown trees.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:34 PM

Post #3289980

I thought this was scenic.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:36 PM

Post #3289993

By now I'm beside myself and this was still the entrance.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:38 PM

Post #3290001

Neat!!!

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:40 PM

Post #3290011

Hawaiian tree ferns.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:43 PM

Post #3290020

These were orchids that they grow in black trays. They are used to make the leis.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2007
10:48 PM

Post #3290042

Ti-plants.

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shadowgirl
Moscow, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 16, 2007
11:16 PM

Post #3290143

That looks like paradise. I don't know the name of the mystery tree, but surely someone will come along that does. You must have been in ecstasy with all the fabulous plants. Hope you brought lots home.

Loretta

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 16, 2007
11:18 PM

Post #3290150

Beautiful pictures Jerri, thanks for sharing your trip with us.
Sandra

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 17, 2007
9:54 PM

Post #3292981

Hi All,
Jeri, wonderful view. I know of only one plant you've mentioned. The Plumeria. Did you take some cutting home? They root very easily here. Love our warm summer climate, but has to overwinter indoor.

I was luckly to have got some cuttings from a friendly local Nursery. Had success rooting this plant. From rooting, to blooming time within one growing season. I've the Pink, and White with Yellow center. They're irresistable.

More pics. from the tropical Paradise, Please.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2007
10:08 AM

Post #3294054

Great job on the pictures Jeri ! They are just beautiful, and I am sure even more beautiful in person. What a wonderful time you must have had. A gardener's paradise !

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
10:48 AM

Post #3294171

Welcome Lily_love to MSG I'm glad that you enjoyed them. I do have more pictures it just takes so long to upload them. I'll do some more later. I promise!!!

Bonnie so good to hear from you. Yes it was paradise for sure. The sights were unbelievable. I wanted cuttings of everything but was well behaved and didn't. I did collect a few seeds.

Jeri
shadowgirl
Moscow, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2007
11:22 AM

Post #3294290

Plumeria is fairly easy to grow from seed also. It does not come true so you may get something awesome and brand new.

Loretta

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
11:30 AM

Post #3294310

I bought some cuttings of plumeria and one stick was just hanging on a plumeria tree that was calling my name. The seeds I collected were palm, autograph tree, Afican tulip tree and banyon tree. We'll see if any come up.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2007
1:04 PM

Post #3294541

Golly! What lovely pictures. I am always amazed at how big certain plants can get...in their correct zone. Thanks for sharing.

Kim

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
7:20 PM

Post #3295726

OK ladies here are some more pictures from the beautiful island of Maui. This is red ginger.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
7:23 PM

Post #3295733

This is entering the display gardens of the plantation. Red & Green Ti-plants are beautiful waving in the gentle breezes.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
7:24 PM

Post #3295739

These are some of the coffee plants.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
7:26 PM

Post #3295746

More coffee plants with a good shot of the bouganvilla hedge in the background.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
7:28 PM

Post #3295753

This is where they are starting to cut down the wiliwili trees hoping they will come up from the roots.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
7:41 PM

Post #3295792

Papayas almost ready to harvest.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
7:43 PM

Post #3295798

These were loaded. Notice they ripen from the bottom up.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
7:44 PM

Post #3295801

Even the aloe blooms everywhere.

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tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 18, 2007
7:54 PM

Post #3295819

Thanks for the pictures, Jeri. They are beautiful. I can imagine what they looked like in person...it would be overwhelming.

Terrye

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
7:58 PM

Post #3295833

This is Feb. can you believe the bananas

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:07 PM

Post #3295867

Terrye it was my dream come true. It was everything I thought it was.

Here are bananas by the bunches.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:09 PM

Post #3295876

Macadamia nuts.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:17 PM

Post #3295900

Looking up into mountains.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:21 PM

Post #3295914

This trellis is done with green jade vine.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:24 PM

Post #3295930

Look Kim I did get some pictures of ducks.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:28 PM

Post #3295938

I think this lone palm makes a statement against the boulders and bromeliads.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:31 PM

Post #3295951

The end of our tour of the display gardens.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:34 PM

Post #3295968

This is an African Tulip Tree.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:37 PM

Post #3295980

Can you believe the size of this plant.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:40 PM

Post #3295991

Never did ID this flower. I love it though.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:42 PM

Post #3295995

This is an autograph tree. I got some seeds to it.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:45 PM

Post #3296005

This is the world's largest banyon tree.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:49 PM

Post #3296023

Everywhere the ariel roots touch the ground it sends up a trunk and this one tree is 1 1/2 acres.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:52 PM

Post #3296044

The banyon tree from a distance.

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jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2007
8:57 PM

Post #3296080

Have I wore anybody out. There was just so much to see and do. We needed the 5 days at sea to rest up from the islands. I thank God & Jim for the trip of my life time. It was truly beautiful and now I see a Hawaiian theme going on in my backyard. LOL.

If yall aren't to tired from my trip I'll do Honolulu another night real soon.

This is your traveling gnome reporting.

Jeri
picabo
Nashville, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2007
9:03 PM

Post #3296108

Beautiful pictures! Like living in a giant greenhouse. LOL

My aunt lived there for a while and had beautiful wild orchids in her back yard.

Betty
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2007
9:33 AM

Post #3297354

Hey hey, glad to know that you did see some ducks. lol Yeppers, that tree is rather large ;o)) I bet it would shade my house nicely...probably several houses...Hmmmm...I wonder...
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2007
9:34 AM

Post #3297360

I never tire of seeing such beauty Jeri ! Wonderful showing !
Bring 'em on !

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 19, 2007
9:56 AM

Post #3297441

I hope yall are enjoying my pictures. My friends get so bored with me trying to show them and they don't have an idea of what anything is. Does anybody know those plants I was asking about?
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2007
10:10 AM

Post #3297480

Jeri, do you have anyone to put those pictures on a dvd as a slide show for you and put some music with them? That may be something you would enjoy watching from time to time since it was such a memorable trip.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 19, 2007
10:12 AM

Post #3297492

I guess I have the capablities but I don't know how to add the music and I'm not really up to date on the new songs.
picabo
Nashville, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2007
11:52 AM

Post #3297780

You can put your pictures on a DVD yourself. You can get a free download of Photo Story 3 for Windows http://www.download.com/Photo-Story-3-for-Windows/3000-12511_4-10339155.html

I love to sit up at night and make "Home Movies" LOL

Betty

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2007
1:38 PM

Post #3298111

Awsome Pics.Jeri thank you, for sharing. Looking for more soon. Now, I found myself dreaming of the Paradise you've visited.
gn63
Banks, AL
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2007
1:54 PM

Post #3298162

Thanks Very Much for sharing paradise. I hope you will share more of the pictures. I am sure that is the only way I will ever see such beautiful places. I do not get to travel like that. I love the flowers everywhere. They are great pictures. gn

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 19, 2007
3:04 PM

Post #3298362

Thanks gn63 & Lily_love, I'm glad you enjoyed them. I never thought I would get to go either. I'm still in shock over that fact. Jim & I decided to do it before we couldn't. We did it on a cruise ship and that was relaxing but boarding & deportation was kinda rough. We've retired to motorhome travel. No more suitcases.
justfurkids
Toone, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2007
6:57 PM

Post #3299209

LOVED your photo tour Jeri...really makes me want to go back soon and spend less time in tradeshows and more time in gardens. :-)

That tree with all the funny roots I believe is a Screw Pine which of course is not a pine at all. Also known as "Walking Tree," its botanical name is Pandanus.

Here's a fun interactive pic of one about half way down the page.
http://www.theguys.org/Monkey/Months/July/Week28.htm

There is a database of Hawaiian trees here but I didn't see it there.
http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/forestry/Data/Species_Pages/Page_A.html

carol
TurtleChi
Danville, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2007
12:37 AM

Post #3300534

Jerri,
So glad you had a wonderful time... Here is my husband and me at the same banyon tree almost one year ago next month... Not the greatest picture but hey we were hot and tired..
Susan

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luvplantsinms2
Eupora, MS

March 20, 2007
7:35 AM

Post #3300838

Jeri,
Beautiful pics..the tree that you couldn't ID is a Bauhinia or Orchid Tree. have one that I planted from seeds from e-bay about 5 yrs. ago..had a larger one, but it finally bit the dust..have to bring them in here in the winter..mine has never bloomed..have a friend in Houston that has them..she may have seeds if you want them, let me know...she has a tropical paradise like you in her yard.

Carolyn

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 20, 2007
8:28 AM

Post #3300966

Oh Carolyn I would love some seeds if possible. LMK. It was a beautiful tree.
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

April 20, 2007
9:40 PM

Post #3413665

Jeri I have not had much computer time lately and I have just now found your pics... they are wonderful thanks for sharing. I enjoyed them immensely ... I am glad you were able to go on your great trip... awesome ... shirleyt

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2007
10:41 PM

Post #3413894

Thanks Shirley, I'm so glad you enjoyed them. We had a wonderful time.

How have you been? Is you DH doing better? Wasn't he sick last I heard from you.

Jeri

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
6:09 PM

Post #3415916

Hi Jerri and all my DG's gardening friends,
Pictures are lovely, and thank you for sharing. Jerri, how is your Plumeria cutting turns out? This year's late frost sure set thing back a little. Let's get together and go to Hawaii, wouldn't that be great? (I wished).
Kim
p.s. DH and I have a "fur-ball" to go to this evening. Will be back and post more pics. later. Hey, how about picture of us in western attires? (NOT), though our neighbors gave us hats to wear. :-)
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

April 23, 2007
8:37 PM

Post #3423171

Hi Jeri... the hubby is doing much better. He is back to his old self. His heart has only been working at 15% for years so he can not do a lot but then at his age he does not want to do a lot... lol. Just having him with us is a blessing we came so close to losing him.. I am doing great... Magnolias are blooming and it is truly Spring the best time of the year...shirley

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 23, 2007
9:32 PM

Post #3423420

I know exactly what you mean Shirley. I wish my DH would slow down some but he seems to think he is Superman and does more.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
2:38 PM

Post #3425871

Jeri, Our DH, are such busy, thoughtful men. Shirley, We're so blessed. I too feel happy any rare day, if DH just pause and says let's take it easy and enjoy this day. Let's hear for the loving men in our lives.
Kim
justfurkids
Toone, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2007
2:44 PM

Post #3425889

hip hip horrrray for the loving thoughtful kind and generous men in our lives. I am hoping mine will be home tomorrow. He has been gone so long. In fact, I have spent a good portion of today mowing so he won't have to when he comes home. (Beside they are expecting rain so I imagine it will be too wet.)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
2:52 PM

Post #3425911

Go Carol, I remember a while back, I was afraid of the riding lawn mover. Mostly what I was afraid of; what if I ride the thing right into the lake. lol. But I get used to those machinary thing soon enough. DH even taught me how to water skii. So go girl, I too try to surprise hubby occassionally by mowing the lawn so he wouldn't have to.
justfurkids
Toone, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2007
2:58 PM

Post #3425926

well thanks for the encouragement my friend. (Always nice to get a pat on the back.) The part around the house I did last week needs it again...or the weeds do. But the pasture was too wet then and this is the first time this year for along the driveway. He still has a good 40 acres to do with the great big mower if he feels so inclined. I don't think I want to tackle that bit of machinery. He's always tinkering with it and getting hydraulic fluid all over everything but it mows 11 feet in a swath so I suppose its worth the mess it makes. lol

carol

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
6:59 PM

Post #3426665

40 acres plus of land, wow. I can envision lot of natural beauty and hard work comes with it. BTW, how is your Green House project going? Congratulation on that project. It's still a dream of the future project for us. How about starting a new tread, new topic of interests?
Kim
justfurkids
Toone, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2007
8:28 PM

Post #3426975

As for starting a new thread about our interests, go for it Kim. Sounds like a good one!

The greenhouse is still minus a roof. I know Sharon's got her husband Max busy planting their ENORMOUS veggie garden before the rains come. She must have had 10 pounds of seeds! I know they are both hurtin!

A couple of the side panels blew off the other day and I managed to get them back on and added more clips. They only had 2 sets of 2 clips so I added another set on those panels. We'll see how it holds up with the changing weather over the next couple days.

We are on 45.5 acres here...a little strip of woods along a creek, an enormous amount of asphalt, a couple miles of white board fencing and the rest is all bermuda sod. I've hired (savagegardener) Sharon's son to help me dig new beds and that is money well spent. That young man sure can dig! lol

carol

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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2007
8:32 PM

Post #3426987

Hi! I'm just catching up.

Your pictures are awesome! My neighbor brought me a calendar from Hawaii for watering her plants and it was all beautiful sunsets. I think I would rather have seen your pictures on it!

I love the Banyon tree and you filching seeds the best :))

Seriously, it's so beautiful there. I'm glad you got to go. Any of those seeds sprouting yet?

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 24, 2007
9:34 PM

Post #3427190

Unfortunately No!!!! The cuttings did though so it wasn't a total loss. Plumerias, ti plants, tubular rose, & Mother of 1000.
justfurkids
Toone, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2007
9:45 PM

Post #3427246

Don't give up on them Jeri. Just give them as close to an hawaiin climate as you can and time.

carol

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 24, 2007
10:21 PM

Post #3427388

I'm still watching them but there is nothing but soil.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2007
10:30 PM

Post #3427483

You'll just have to go back and get riper seed :))

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
10:48 PM

Post #3427528

Congratulation Jerri on the cuttings. Like Carol mentioned, some seeds take a long time to germinate. Especially those rare finds. Over the winter, I sown seeds of various kinds, of a dozen Japanese Pagoda tree's seeds. Two germinated, I'm 'babying' these two tiny little trees and hope to see them get to be any sizes to them. But, I'm so trilled seeing the seedlings made it.
Kim

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2007
2:39 AM

Post #4010334

Kim this ought to cinch the cruise!!!

Jeri

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2007
2:57 AM

Post #4010409

Ok, the words are out, we're talking (I mean initial stage of planning) about a trip to Hawaii among us gardening friends from the Southern States as well as anywhere DGers that may be interested. Those live in Ca. if you all can have us as guests when we fly out there, that would even be better. lol. So folks, don't be a stranger. Get together and let's talk about having a fun trip.
Kim

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 15, 2010
8:31 AM

Post #7630617

Jeri. Since this thread is the start of our friendship. Also where you've inspired me in the thought of visiting Hawaii. Here I was, 1st week of March. I'll post a few pics. to share. Wished we could make a big group visit to the Islands, but that didn't happen. Just DH and I on this trip. Mauii (among other 160 or so Islands of Hawaii); the US's only tropical paradise:

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 15, 2010
12:42 PM

Post #7631218

Although, there was lots of rain. Some plants appears to be dormain such as Plumerias. Others love the tropical rain forest. Likes this Carribbean Trumpets tree's blossoms.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 15, 2010
1:12 PM

Post #7631295

I didn't know Plumerias could grow so big. Here in Maui, they appear to be dormain...

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jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 15, 2010
5:51 PM

Post #7632030

Hey GF!!!! You have been on my mind so much the last few days!!! I told Mary I was gonna have to call you since our paths haven't crossed in a while on here!!!!

I thought we were gonna sneak off without the 2 Jims and make the trip ourselves!!!!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 15, 2010
6:53 PM

Post #7632171

Hey we're on (still). Let's do it soon. lol. There are fresh coconuts that I wanted to get more. lol. How goes it with you and family?

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jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 15, 2010
8:44 PM

Post #7632446

Great!!! Did you do the plantation on Maui? What cuttings did you snitch? LOL!!!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
5:25 AM

Post #7632869

See there, I missed out on the plantation thing. That's why we need to go without the 2 Jims. lol. No cuttings. Their argriculture regulation is pretty stiff!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
6:29 AM

Post #7632991

Maui is wonderful, me and Dave had our honeymoon there. I absolutely love Lahaina. We found this brewery just beyond Ka'anapali Beach behind McDonald's in a shopping center, they had the best seafood, just some little hole in the wall. Me and Dave have been craving Poke lately too, might have to try to make some. LOL!! And pineapple salsa... mmmmmmmm

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
10:17 AM

Post #7633502

We stayed at a well known resort in Maui, opted for a small garden cottage facing the Ocean. That was so enjoyable! They have the best breakfast buffet I can ever dream of. And I am not a breakfast-person.

Jeri, tell me more about Honolulu? Next to Maui, we spent the later half of our one-week vacation on the Big Island at Hilo. Here is a pic. on the big Island. Christine, were you there in Honolulu? There are so many attractions to see and do. I'd love to return in the near future.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
11:03 AM

Post #7633580

Before we left Maui, one got attend their Luau. Here at the show, a native was teaching children of all ages how do the dance. That was so much fun. Oooops, wrong pic. will post the next one.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
11:08 AM

Post #7633586

Here the audients lined up for the dancing lesson. It was great fun for every ages.

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tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 16, 2010
3:52 PM

Post #7634143

Great pics, Kim. Looks like you two had a good time. I'll never get my DH there, It involves TRAVELING! lol

Terrye

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2010
4:33 PM

Post #7634235

Didn't see you are Jim in line to learn the hula? What's wrong?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
6:06 PM

Post #7634438

Tehehehehe. I afraid we didn't feel that funky at the moment. Jeri. Terrie, I understand your hubby's sentiment. Travel is rough. Not to mention jet lag. I'm still adjusting to the time zone changes myself. Hawaii is 4 hours something behind us, now with our added day light saving time changes. I'm out of sort in a big way. lol

Here is some blooming gingers. I can spend days and days admiring these beauties.

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
6:27 PM

Post #7634494

Kim I was in Honolulu years ago. Spent a week. From what I've seen and heard from other folks who have been I would want to go to some of the other islands instead of going back to Honolulu. It was very commercial. I went to a Luau, Pearl Harbor, the Hawaiian Village, walked on the beach every morning. Other stuff that I can't remember! Would like to go back again one day.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2010
6:36 PM

Post #7634515

My niece & nephew and his son and DIL went the day after the tsunami to Hawaii for a week. I think they just went to Honolulu. That would have been so funny if you had run into them.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
6:43 PM

Post #7634540

I understand there are 8 main populated Islands among 160 something total. I'd love to come back and visit Pearl Harbor (in Honolulu?), see the Polynesian villages and other plantations, wildlife. We did alot of driving around on rental car. Next time we'll make the cruise ship, I hope.

Ha, I want to go back when these tropical almonds are ripe so I can eat them. Yummmm.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
6:45 PM

Post #7634548

Asked Ask them if they has gone onto the Reefdancer that week? If they did, they may have ran across us, Jim and I. lol.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 16, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #7634567

We went on a cruise last year and it was great. If I had to pick a favorite island it would be Kauai. The Napali Coast was awesome. We rented cars on each island and had the best time.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
7:23 PM

Post #7634643

We visited 2 of the eight Islands Kenny, there are six more (give and take 3 more visits to cover them all). Then again, there are yearning for more. We at DG need to get together and make a group travel to get some discount airfair. lol

Plumerias shown here in Maui where they have shed all the leaves and look to be dormain. But when we were at the airport in Honolulu they're ...

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
7:31 PM

Post #7634665

...Plumerias in Honolulu. There are said to be 11 different microclimates in Hawaii. It can be balmy, toasty in one Island and snowing on a mountain top at another Island. It's fascinating! (Considering the distance from one Island to another, I guess it's the elevation differences).

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2010
7:36 PM

Post #7634681

A better pic. I snapped pictures as I was walking. ^_^

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 16, 2010
7:48 PM

Post #7634703

Did you go to Haleakala Crater? Here is a pic of the silversword plants that grow there.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 17, 2010
8:07 AM

Post #7635835

I can't believe we missed Haleakala National park in Maui. Now I came home and read about it in a book by Jack Jeffrey and H. Douglas Pratt. I just knew another trip back to the Island is in order. Thank for pointing that out Kenny.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 17, 2010
9:40 AM

Post #7636038

During our stay in Maui, DH was at awe with the scenic view there. A very healing period for us...

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 17, 2010
10:45 AM

Post #7636195

Kim I was in Maui the first week of May, 2006. We rented a studio condo on Ka'anapali Beach in one of the resorts, that was on the beach facing the ocean 10 stories up. I got some excellent pictures of parasailers and kayaks sitting on our lania. I would love to go back, but it's not cheap. When we went we still lived in CA so the airfare wasn't near as high as leaving from here. We want to get to Alaska too, and tried to before we moved, but it didn't happen, the market fell too fast and we had to get outta there! LOL

Charlotte, you need to go to Maui, you would absolutely love it!

Great idea, let's pinch our pennies and plan for 2015! That should be enough time for all of us to collect enough money... What do ya'll think?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 17, 2010
5:17 PM

Post #7637098

I think that is a good plan! Let's begin with our 'pinching'. :-) There so much to do and see there. Let's form a group for Hawaii's trips.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
7:13 AM

Post #7638260

Here is a beautiful cottage like home in Maui. I wanted to buy this home for myself (yeah dream on) for the tree. lol. I wanted the house because of this Hongkong Orchid tree (bauhimia x blakeana). Jeri, this is the orchid tree's bloom that you held in your hand on previous posting on your trip. These orchids trees are planted on roadways and everywhere in Maui.

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
7:23 AM

Post #7638282

Kim that is a gorgeous tree!!! Loving your photos!! Sure makes me want to go back some day!

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2010
8:30 AM

Post #7638393

Isn't that a beauty!!! I was more amazed with the plants growing along side the roads wild as the formal gardens. Hawaii is indeed paradise!!!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
8:52 AM

Post #7638425

The natural beauty of the Islands is breath taken by itself. We got home last week, but already wanting to go back.

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
10:57 AM

Post #7638689

I just love that flower!!! Is it called a bird of paradise? I bought a couple of those years ago to put in an arrangement and just let them dry. Just last night I decided it time to throw them away as they had turned totally brown. I had been reluctant to throw them away as I still liked the shape.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 18, 2010
12:38 PM

Post #7638857

Kim you have me wanting to go back now. Not sure of teh name of this tree, but they where blooming everywhere when we where there.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
5:58 PM

Post #7639556

Let's all go back together, like Chrintine and I mentioned earlier. Let's start saving up for our trip. Charlotte, the above pic. is some sort of Helliconia I think. Here is a Bird of Paradise:

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
6:08 PM

Post #7639579

Thanks Kim! I get those confused.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
6:22 PM

Post #7639597

Charlotte, those flowers are easily mesmerizing us. I brought a couple of those pots from HomeDepot. Their size is about a fraction of what these babies are in their natural environment. Jeri, did you know, those colorful Ti-plants make berries? Let's see if I can find a pic. of them.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2010
6:58 PM

Post #7639695

Oh yes and a quite striking flower before that.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
7:20 PM

Post #7639746

Hiya sis. I'll return tomorrow to share more pics. Have a good night. Oh I'd like to see your pics. on Honolulu. Help bring me your previous thread?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
7:28 AM

Post #7640521

When were you there Kenny (month)? I only saw mostly African Tulips (shown here), but I didn't see any flowering trees like that. They're so beautiful.

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
9:07 AM

Post #7640716

Absolutely Love the pics, they are all soooo pretty!!!
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 19, 2010
3:12 PM

Post #7641370

Kim it was May 2009. It seemed like each island offered something different. Those trees where in full bloom in Maui and lined the road going to Haleakala Crater. We even saw a few on the road to Hana.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
4:36 PM

Post #7643819

Yes, we need to return to the Islands at different time in the seasons to really see all the beauties...if ever all. Jeri, these are the huge Crinums that we've planted. Have yours bloomed yet?

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jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 21, 2010
4:53 AM

Post #7644757

No and I think I'm on my third year with them. We'll see. Has yours?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
3:17 PM

Post #7646045

Jeri, mine hasn't bloomed either. Those similiar ones (these are the red cultivars) are planted in many parks and public places in Maui.

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jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 21, 2010
4:46 PM

Post #7646261

I don't think those are the amiable criniums. I think maybe Queen Emma instead. I have some of them if they return if you would like some in May.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
4:59 PM

Post #7646298

These must be the one we've. :-) Thanks Jeri. Now we need to move to Hawaii, lol.

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jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 21, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #7646478

I think that is it. Of course I can only personally verify the leaves!!! LOL!!! Yes we do need a trip some where but I'm locked in until school is out and then have a grand full time.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
6:12 PM

Post #7646525

I understand. This is on top of the 'Reefdancer' I've mentioned. It's a glass-bottom boat that we took to see the sea corals and fish. It was most enjoyable.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
6:44 PM

Post #7646604

I've made a thread about Hilo, the Big Island; http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1082627/

Tomorrow I'll continue with more pics. Enjoy.
Kim

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2010
7:17 AM

Post #7657371

Here is a link for various birds I saw in Maui, except for the male and female Housefinches they were seen in the Big Island.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1080587/
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2010
12:25 PM

Post #7669816

I need to find my pics of Maui, I hope they weren't on that computer that just crashed... I think I have them in my wedding album now that I think about it.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2010
12:40 PM

Post #7669845

Hi Christine, let's share them if you find 'em?
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 1, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7672855

I'm a lookin' then I'll be a scannin' Call me the scannin' queen! LOL

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