Author Archive | Seascapes
Control Erosion with Native Plants
Tree Planting 101
Shamrocks in the Tropics
By Holly In Hawaii, we don’t commonly see plants going dormant like maples, oaks, or birch trees do in the mainland. Quite on the contrary, things tend to grow out of control if we’re not rigorous about maintenance. However, there are some winter dormant plants that can bring you into a whole new world with […]
Steps YOU Can Take to Prevent Rapid Ohia Death
By Eden A disease known as Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) is killing ‘ōhi’a, one of Hawaii’s most important and abundant endemic trees. First detected on Hawai‘i Island more than four years ago, the disease has impacted more than 175,000 acres of ‘ōhi‘a forest on the largest of Hawai‘i’s islands. More than a million trees are […]
Two Avocado Pests to Look Out For
Written by Alli Vincent, Nursery IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Specialist As many of our customers know, we strive to meet the demand that our island community has for plants that we do not actively propagate, and we work closely with nurseries on other islands to source these plants. Inter-island shipments are inspected on both ends […]
6 Fast-Growing Hedges
Eat The Weeds!
“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson We have a lot of weeds in Hawai’i. Since the islands were so isolated prior to human contact, introduced species had an evolutionary leg up. They could adapt more easily to the rapidly changing landscape that human colonization […]
Living Walls & Vertical Gardens!
Phalaenopsis Orchids on a Living Wall We recently completed a really fun install project for a great client. My favorite part of the design was creating 3 “living wall” panels along the entrance path. I love unique projects like this that stretch my creative problem solving and artistic muscles! It turned out beautifully and I […]