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Tropical Flowers from Maui Hawaii - Have a Nice Day


 Some pictures of plants and flowers from around here to brighten your day - Aloha from Maui County - Hawaii

a bunch of Protea flowers grown in upcountry Maui Hawaii

Those pink fuzzy ones are Protea Kings, and the spiky ones are pincushions.  These were grown in upcountry Maui, in Kula on the slopes of Haleakala - the dormant volcano.

lobster claw heliconia - haiku maui hawaii






This is Lobster Claw Heliconia - in the same family as bananas.  This flower is about 15" tall.  The leaves are over 6' long.


They grow very well in Haiku Maui, HI, on the windward side.



variegated red ti leaves in Haik Maui HI







Ti leaves are abundant all over the island, but especially in the wetter areas.  This colorful variety brightens up a Haiku garden.  Ti leaves have many traditional uses and you can never have too many plants. 


pink gingermaui hawaii





Torch Ginger flowers come in Red, Pink and White, and they are larger than their relative the edible ginger root.  They like a lush tropical climate with plenty of rain.


papaya tree in a Haiku maui HI garden






This is my papaya tree growing down in the garden by the stream.  It was grown from a seed that came out of a huge papaya. 

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Aloha from Maui - Georgina M. Hunter R(S)

the maui hunter


EMAIL ~ 808 283-0635


Comment balloon 13 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • February 24 2008 05:33AM


Beautiful pictures. I was at the garden center yesterday for some flowers. I have a few gingers around the home and they have a divine fragrance. My problem with flowers: my daughter picks them all. Lately, she picks them and carries them into the house, where she scatters them on the floor. There is nothing like walking on rose petals.
Posted by Frank Schulte-Ladbeck (Frank Schulte-Ladbeck Professional Real Estate Inspections) over 11 years ago
Georgina -- Absolutely Gorgeous!  Thanks for really brightening up this morning with such colorful and beautiful pictures.
Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 11 years ago

That is amazing! I just called my wife to look at this post (she says "another one") and when she did, she made me scroll up and down the page several times.

Your friend in Charlottesville

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 11 years ago
I didn't know what the pin cushions were called.  The papaya made me hungry.  I know what I am having for breakfast in the morning.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Very nice photos....brightened up my screen this morning!
Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago
Lucky you! We envy your wonderful flora. 
Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) over 11 years ago

Frank - I love the smell of the white or yellow gingers - but they are actually a "weed" in some areas in Hawaii....they grow so easily.  How nice to walk around on rose petals!

Brian - My pleasure!

Charles - Well I'm glad to make both you AND your wife happy today.

Randy - I think their real name is Banksia - you were up late!?  That papaya might be more like your lunch when you get up.  haha

Gary - I have that top one on my desktop wallpaper

Trey - It's wonderful and varied, and year round.

Deborah - Glad you liked the pictures.  Yes, the pink ginger is related to edible ginger.  they have the same kind of root and leave structures, but these are much larger.  We have some edible ginger growing in a flower pot.   These papayas are about the size of a acorn squash.  Papayas come in all sizes and shapes, but the marketable ones are usually the single serving ones we are all familiar with.  I have seen "family size" ones that weigh about 10 pounds though.... but imagine trying to eat all that?


Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 11 years ago

Hi Georgina - this is such a gorgeous post that I included it in this week's Week in Review!  I also 'borrowed' one of your pictures for that post, too.  I hope that was okay.......I won't use it for anything other than that post.


Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 11 years ago
Beautiful!  What a way to start my day!
Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago
Georgina - some of these could have been taken in Florida - I have always loved ginger plants and had them around the home - wonderful photos!!!!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

Ann - thanks for the inclusions in your review!

Deborah - Those are pretty big ones!

Diane - Wake up and smell the computer!

BJ - They are so easy to grow, aren't they

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 11 years ago
I always enjoy your photo of Hawaii.  Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Don Stern, Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate (Realty Executives South Louisiana) over 11 years ago
Don - I'm glad you like the photos, hope you can see them up close one day.
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 11 years ago

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