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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 […]
We have someone special we would like you to meet! She is our new marketing coordinator and landscape design associate. I asked Eden to tell us a little about herself here… Where are you from? I’m originally from Dana Point, California but spent 11 years in Oregon. What brought you to Kaua’i? I came to […]
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
Garden insects: how to attract the good ones
Written by Katherine, Landscape Design Associate Have you heard the term “insectory plants?” These are plants that attract certain kinds of beneficial insects. Now what’s a beneficial insect? They mow lawns, take out my trash, and tell me I’m pretty, right? Not really, but their unabashed pest-consumer lifestyle will surely keep your plants looking healthy! […]
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 […]
Looking at plants is good for us
Written by Katherine, Landscape Design Associate You may not always think about it, but you are probably doing something that is really good for you, every day. Here’s one I’ve been reading about lately—how directly gazing at a plant, relaxing passively in nature, or taking a walk with plants in view have profound effects on […]
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 […]