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A Jade Flower Lei - Made in Haiku Maui Hawaii

 

JADE FLOWER LEI

 

At the Haiku Ho'olaulea 2008 at the Haiku Community Center last weekend, we ran into someone making leis from JADE flowers.   These incredible looking flower garlands are a traditional Hawaiian custom.  A lei is worn around the neck.

 

jade flowers on the vine in haiku maui hawaii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flowers grow in long bunches from a climbing vine that entwines through a tree branches.  These ones are growing in the Waipio area along the north shore of Maui Hawaii - in the Haiku district. 

That's the real color of the flowerets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 commentsGeorgie Hunter • March 11 2008 05:07AM

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Hi Georgina!  I love the jade flower leis and remember learning how to make them (along with the ginger leis!).  Just exquisite.  Thanks for the aloha early this morning.


Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing almost 7 years ago

Beautiful pictures and flowers.  I was never into native flowers until I mover to The Florida Keys.  We have some beautiful landscaping here too.

Posted by Gary McAdams (GMAC Schwartz Property Sales) almost 7 years ago

Susie - I'm glad it brought back warm memories

Gary - The keys are a beautiful corner of the country too.

Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 7 years ago
Georgina, I always think of Jade as looking completely different, this is just gorgeous...and I love the lei--wear it in good health!
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 7 years ago
Georgina - The flowers look amazing, I'm sure they are even better in person.  Beautiful, just beautiful.
Posted by Debbie Summers, MoveToLakeMary.com or 407-758-1020 (Charles Rutenberg Realty - Orlando, Florida) almost 7 years ago

Carole - thanks for dropping in.

Debbie - the vines are an awesome sight.

Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 7 years ago
Wow, those are so stunning, do they smell sweet like Plumeria? Makes me long for a vacation!
Posted by Holly Galligan (Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty) almost 7 years ago

Holly - no smell !  just eye candy

Deborah - HI - the flowers are not something you see everyday.

Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 7 years ago
Georgina, WOW, I LOVE your photos, I have never been to Hawaii but this photos sure make me want to visit soon!!!!!  Thanks for allowing us active rain folks to live vicariously through you !
Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) almost 7 years ago
Katrina - you're welcome.  Glad you like the pictures.
Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 7 years ago
Those are gorgeous photos and you just reminded me that I am ready for a vacation! 
Posted by Amanda Hall, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) almost 7 years ago
Amanda - Thanks!  Maui is ready for you, anytime.
Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 7 years ago
Georgina - this is a flower that I have never seen before! It is beautiful! Thanks for posting this!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie, Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 7 years ago
BJ - I don't know where it originates from... maybe it's from here!
Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 7 years ago

Beautiful!  I will be in Maui on vacation in August....I will keep my eye out for this! 

Posted by Lesley Lambert, Real Estate Agent - Realtor - Westfield, MA - 413- (Park Square Realty serving Western MA) over 6 years ago
Hi Lesley - I hope you can find one, it's kind of a specialty item.  A lot of stores carry leis - Star Market, Longs, Safeway, Big K-Mart, WalMart, etc.  Hope you have a great vacation!
Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

Wonderful inflorescences. Congratulations!!

I have ont, in front of my home. As an Agronomic Engineer and landscaper, I always use this species in my projects at Rio de Janeiro, where I live. kindest regards.

Posted by Neves Terriani Laera over 4 years ago

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