Driving along the road high up on the slopes of Mauna Kea, Mark Hansen suddenly stops the truck, exclaiming, 'Look at that sandalwood tree!! The Sierra Club volunteers planted this four years ago. It's so healthy! How did I miss it until now?" The gorgeous sandalwood, or ‘iliahi, hiding inside a … [Read more...] about Nursery Spotlight-Sandalwood Nut Company
Here are the top 5 reasons you should grow native plants. One easy way to help native species thrive and survive is by giving them a home in your gardens and landscaping. Nurturing native plants provides each of us the chance to participate in healing the land while offering habitat to native fauna … [Read more...] about 5 reasons to Grow Native
Betrayed by beauty - Invasive Medinilla: Medinilla magnifica and Medinilla cumminigii are invasive species in Hawaii. Yet, some garden stores continue to promote and sell them as prized horticultural specimens. Profusely blooming and fruiting, the plant blooms with showy pink or purple flowers that … [Read more...] about Is Medinilla invasive in Hawaii?
“Everyone craves a connection to the land,” says Michael Gibson, owner of Elemental Plants Nursery in Honoka’a. “Caring for and cultivating native plants restores and strengthens that connection.” Elemental Plants sits at the top of the Hamakua Farm Hub, at the corner of Hawaii Belt Road and Mamane … [Read more...] about Plant Pono Spotlight-Elemental Plants
“Every time you say a native plant’s name, it gives life and breath to that plant,” said Brad Belmarez, co-owner of Aikane Nursery and Landscaping. The family-run business no longer uses botanical names for plants in favor of their Hawaiian names. Located in Hawi in the Kohala district of Hawai'i … [Read more...] about PLANT PONO SPOTLIGHT – Aikane Nursery and Landscaping