Did You Know…?

Agave attenuataAgave attenuata

Unlike many species of Agave, this one is not armed with sharp spines, although the central tip of the plant looks very sharp. The arrangement of the leaves is very symmetrical about the center, and the smooth surface of each leaf is covered with a thin, pale white coating of wax, which is very water repellent and gives the leaves a blue-gray coloration.

When the plant is large enough to bloom (perhaps 5 to 10 years of age), it produces an inflorescence (technically a spike) up to 10 feet in length from which many hundreds of yellow-green flowers are displayed in a brush-like arrangement. Someone with a good imagination likened the display to a giant fox tail. It makes an attractive specimen plant and is a good rock garden subject.

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31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                    Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

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Thursday August 4th is U.S. Coast Guard Birthday in the United States…

USCG

The history of the United States Coast Guard goes back to the Revenue Cutter Service, which was founded on 4 August 1790 as part of the Department of the Treasury. The Coast Guard’s predecessor service, the Revenue Cutter Service, was founded 4 August 1790, when the Tariff Act permitted construction of ten cutters and recruitment of 100 revenue officers. In 1915, the Revenue Cutter Service and the Life-saving Service were merged to form the Coast Guard. The Lighthouse Service was merged into the Coast Guard in 1939. On 28 February 1942, the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation was transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship. Since its inception, the U.S. Coast Guard has aided in major military operations including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. They also played a pivotal role in the Mariel boatlift, the Exxon Valdez oil spill response, and Hurricane Katrina response.

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Take Our Guided Horticultural Tour…

Swinging Bridge
On our exquisite 2-hour walking tour, one of our horticultural experts will point out fascinating facts about the beautiful flowers and plants in our extensive botanical collection and answer questions about tropical plants.

Your horticultural guide will first lead you to a spectacular view of Kamaee Falls, proclaimed to be one of Hawaii’s most beautiful and pristine waterfalls. This location is a must stop for both novice and professional photographers alike.

From there, you will be taking an unhurried stroll through our tropical Rainforest Trail. Watch other guests zipping high in the forest canopy and listen as our experts explain the many and varied uses of tropical plants, allowing you to smell the flowers and taste some of the ripe fruit. Continuing down the trail, you will encounter a quiet, serene, natural spring-fed stream lined by many of Hawaii’s unique plants and trees.

At the halfway point of your tour, you have the option to add a delicious lunch. Prepared and served for our guests, this unique option must be reserved in advance. Everyone will be able to partake in dessert – a sampling of fresh fruit from our own gardens.

Following the fruit and refreshment break, the group will proceed to our final destination, the magnificent Rainbow Walk. This portion of the tour meanders along a paved walkway surrounded by thousands of tropical plants.

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Did You Know…?

Nephrolepis cordifolia

Nephrolepis cordifolia

Hawaiian name for this plant is Kupukupu and it is an Indigenous Plant to Hawaii. This fern is closely related to the native Florida Sword Fern, but that species does not produce underground tubers.

Because ferns reproduce by means of spores which are extremely small, many species of ferns are widely distributed over the world, being caught up in high altitude jet streams and traveling thousands of miles. One reference stated that this species is native to Australia and the Himalaya Mountains and is considered to have been introduced to Hawaii. However, another reference on Hawaiian native plants states that this fern is native to all of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Its Hawaiian name is Kupukupu, and it was used in lei by the early inhabitants of Hawaii. It grows well in full sun or with a little shade, and it must have good drainage, as standing water will kill the roots.

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Sunday July 27th is Parents’ Day in the United States…

Parents’ Day

Parents’ Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday each year. Citizens, organizations, and federal, state, and local governmental and legislative entities are encouraged to recognize Parents’ Day through proclamations, activities, and educational efforts to recognize, uplift and support the role of parents in bringing up their children.

The Parents’ Day Council plays an active role in celebrating and promoting Parents’ Day through a range of events and activities.  For example, the council honors “Parents of the Year” at local, state and national levels. Those who have been nominated or selected are people who exemplify the standard and ideal of positive parenthood. Exemplary parents from each state are nominated for “National Parents of the Year”.

Parents’ Day is a popular time for people to send cards and gifts, including flowers, cakes and food hampers, to those who play an important role as a positive parental figure in their lives. It is also a time for families to come together for lunches or dinners. Special tributes to parental figures who are seen as role models are made through local announcements, at church services, or at local community events. Parents’ Day proclamations and rallies have been held in recent times and involved organizations such as the United Civil Rights Councils of America.

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Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                        Have you visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                           Why not Write a review

 

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