More front yard work

Continued working on the front yard. Changed it a little by removing one of the pink ginger and replacing with two red ti (which can be seen at the top of the pic). 
Different viewpoint and the pink ginger I moved can be seen in its new place (bottom right corner of pic). Also added green ti that’s the floppy looking plant in the right middle of pic.
Here’s a before pic.

Year of the Rabbit

Happy Chinese New Year! Spent the afternoon in Chinatown watched the parade my kids walked in and ate some delicious food.

stuff growing in my backyard

making some corrections to my post.

Last Monday I got to plant two of my four hibiscus. They are both endemic white hibiscus but separate species one developed on Oahu the other on Kauai.

This one is the Oahu white hibiscus or kokio keo keo pualoalo.

One day it’ll look like this
Photograph: H.Lennstrom

This one is the Kauai white hibiscus or kokio keo keo.

One day it’ll look like this

Photograph: Peter Goltra
Here’s more info from Hui Ku Maoli Ola, a native Hawaiian plant nursery, and the pic above is from the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Of all the native white hibiscus, which are the only naturally fragrant hibiscus in the world, these are probably the most fragrant.  Endemic to the Waimea Canyon region of Kaua’i, this native Hawaiian plant can handle full sun, drought, all kind weather.

Here’s some other stuff I have growing in the backyard:

The mango tree which was already here when we moved in August of 1999 … the kids came later. Hopefully we get some mangos this year the last few have been sparse.

Here’s an apple banana tree I planted in November, in about 18 months I’ll have bananas.
All right that’s a mini tour of my backyard.


went on a hike with the family on New Year’s Day. we came across a lot of these ferns on the Aiea Loop trail its Hawaiian name is uluhe and in English false staghorn. I like the look of it’s multiple fronds and I was even tempted to dig some up and bring it home to plant in my front yard. didn’t do it because I already have a native Hawaiian fern in my yard, kupukupu a type of sword fern. also the yard is starting to fill out nicely with the plants I’ve already put in and adding another would lead to overcrowding.


Happy New Year!

got some stuff done today in the front yard but not as much as I wanted to. mowed the grass in front and on the side of the house and after some weeding I planted more kupukupu ferns, pohinahina, and red ti (madame pele). didn’t get to put in hibiscus but maybe later this weekend. as for tonite time to set off fireworks and eating some good food.
Ti plants
Kupukupu ferns in front and pohinahina in back.