maybe another native for the gardenakia (Wikstroemia uva-ursi)description from Hui Ku Maoli Ola nursery website:Dense shrubs that either grow prostrate or sprawl up to 3-4 ft. tall.  They have small oval shaped leaves, greenish-blue in color that is attached to braches which are reddish brown.  When in bloom, numerous clusters of tiny yellow flowers develop … Continue reading akia


more blooms

Another Saturday spent working in the yard and as usual I'm exhausted. Totally worth it though because the pohinahina have begun to bloom little purple flowers.


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 … Continue reading uluhe