Did You Know…?

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Breynia disticha

Snow Bush is a plant in the family Phyllanthaceae, first described in 1776. It is native to New Caledonia and Vanuatu in the western Pacific, but naturalized on a wide assortment of other islands around the world. The leaves of this plant are variously colored in shades of red/purple through green and white. The leaves are actually simple leaves, and, if you look closely, you can often find small flowers (really inflorescences) at the base of each leaf. These plants are frequently used as hedge plants in Hawaii, but they have a bad habit of spreading away from the mother plants via root sucker plant formation, so they can become invasive or weedy in an area. They develop their best color in full sun; because the new shoot growth is the most brightly colored, regular applications of fertilizer and frequent pruning are recommended to make this plant look at its best.

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

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

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October 31 is Halloween in the United States…

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Halloween originated as a pagan festival in parts of Northern Europe, particularly around what is now the United Kingdom. Many European cultural traditions hold that Halloween is a time when magic is most potent and spirits can make contact with the physical world. In Christian times, it became a celebration of the evening before All Saints’ Day. Immigrants from Scotland and Ireland brought the holiday to the United States.

Many children dress up in fancy costumes and visit other homes in the neighborhood. At each house, they demand sweets, snacks or a small gift. If they do not get this, they threaten to do some harm to the inhabitants of the house. This is known as playing ‘trick-or-treat’ and is supposed to happen in a friendly spirit, with no nasty or mean tricks being carried out. However, if your children take part, it is important to accompany them and to check their ‘treats’ to make sure they are safe to eat or play with.

Halloween is usually celebrated amongst family, friends and, sometimes, co-workers. However, some areas hold large community events. Parties and other events may be planned on October 31 or in the weekends before and after this date. Adults may celebrate by watching horror films, holding costume parties or creating haunted houses or graveyards.

The commercialization of Halloween started in the 1900s, when postcards and die-cut paper decorations were produced. Halloween costumes started to appear in stores in the 1930s and the custom of ‘trick-or-treat’ appeared in the 1950s. The types of products available in Halloween style increased with time. Now Halloween is a very profitable holiday for the manufacturers of costumes, yard decorations and candy.

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Botanical World Adventures                               Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

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

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

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Take Our Guided Horticultural Tour…

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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 take you on an unhurried stroll through our magnificent Rainbow Walk along a paved walkway surrounded by thousands of tropical plants.

You can 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. When available and in season guests will be able to partake in dessert – a sampling of fresh fruit from our own gardens.

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Botanical World Adventures                                           Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

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

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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or

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Did You Know…?

plumeria-rubra

Plumeria rubra.

This species produces leaves with pointed (acute) tips, and comes in many (over 200) different color variations and degrees of fragrance. We are working on developing as complete a Plumeria collection here in another part of the Gardens as we can obtain. On the wet side of the Islands, this species is especially prone to being attacked by foliar fungal diseases, leaf rust being particularly problematic. Generally these varieties are deciduous and cease blooming during the winter months on the windward side of the Island.

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Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

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

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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Sunday October 21st is National Mother-In-Law Day in the United States…

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National Mother-in-Law Day is a special day to honor the mother of your spouse. This day, modeled after Mother’s Day, was first observed on March 5, 1934, in Amarillo Texas, where it was initiated by the editor of the Amarillo local newspaper.

Mother-In-Law Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in October. A mother-in-law is the mother of a person’s spouse. Two women who are mothers-in-law to each other’s children may be called co-mothers-in-law. Some people get along very well with their Mother-in-Law, others, not so much.  Whichever is the case, this is the day to celebrate them.  In comedies, the mother-in-law is sometimes shown as the bane of the husband, who is married to the mother-in-law’s daughter. Mothers-in-law are often stereotyped in mother-in-law jokes. A parent-in-law is a person who has a legal affinity with another by being the parent of the other’s spouse. Many cultures and legal systems impose duties and responsibilities on persons connected by this relationship.

Get a nice card, some flowers, dinner or even just a phone call and take a moment to wish a Happy Mother-in-Law Day to your Mother-in-law.

Experience Your Holiday fun at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                               Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

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

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

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                           Why not Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE

Or call: 808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

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