September 26th is National Johnny Appleseed Day in the United States…

When confronted with the legend of Johnny Appleseed, most people are surprised to discover that this American legend was a living, breathing, historical human being! Johnny Appleseed’s birthday is September 26, 1774, which is why we celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day on that date.  

His was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, and the site where he was born is now called Johnny Appleseed Lane. 

It’s true. Far from being simply the stuff of folklore and folk tales, Appleseed (real name: John Chapman) was an American nurseryman who introduced apple trees to the Midwest, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. He was also a conservationist and missionary during the earliest days of the United States. Land claims during American westward expansion often required plantings. Appleseed sold seedlings to pioneers, making the creation of an orchard — and thus a verifiable land claim — much easier. And yet, despite his living, breathing status, Appleseed was, indeed, a living legend.  

Appleseed is almost certainly buried in Fort Wayne, Indiana — but the exact location is still very much up for debate

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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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An Account of the Battle at Mokuohai…

At nine A. M. we were joined by our companions from Kaavaroa, and shortly after set out again on our tour. Mr. Bishop went in the canoe, the rest of us walked on towards Honaunau, a considerable village about five miles distant. Leaving Keei, we passed on to Mokuohai, a spot celebrated as the place where, in the year 1780 or 1781, the great battle was fought between Kauikeouli,” eldest son and successor of Taraiopu, and his cousin, Tamehameha, by which the latter, though before only possessed of two districts, became sovereign of the whole island. This battle is considered by most of Tamehameha’s friends (who frequently allude to it in talking of him) as the foundation of all his subsequent power and greatness in the Sandwich Islands. During seven successive days, a severe conflict was maintained, with doubtful success. On the morning of the eighth day, it was renewed with augmented fury on both sides, and continued raging until noon, when the death of Kauikeouli terminated the struggle in favour of his rival. The circumstances attending his death were singular. (Ellis)

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 (These are excerpts from a book by William Ellis that has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired.)

Did You Know…?

Chamaedorea seifrizii.

This Central American clumping palm is frequently utilized as a house-plant, as it tolerates fairly low light conditions typical of indoor light intensities. Here on the wet and cooler side of the Island, we can “get away” with growing it in full sun, but in a less cloudy, warmer location, some afternoon shade is necessary to prevent the sun from burning the leaves.

The plant is well-named, as its stems do resemble bamboo shoots once the leaves fall off, revealing the green stem beneath. Again, each “ring” around the stem marks the place (node) where a leaf was attached. This palm is closely related to another widely grown, but much smaller indoor plant, the Parlour Palm. Each plant is either a male or a female, being dioecious. Our plant is a male.

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September 17th is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in United States…

CitizensOn Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, an event which falls during Constitution Week, many people in the United States recognize the anniversary of the nation’s constitution and the efforts and responsibilities of all citizens. With regard to the nation’s constitution, in the summer of 1787 delegates convened in Philadelphia to create “a more perfect union” and to craft the country’s constitution. They worked to develop a framework that would provide balance and freedom, taking into account federal and state interests, as well as individual human rights. The delegates signed the Constitution of the United States on September 17 that year. By June 21, 1788, the constitution was effective, having been approved by nine of the 13 states.

With regard to recognizing citizens, newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst advocated a day to celebrate US Citizenship in 1939. In 1940 the Congress created “I Am an American Day” to be celebrated in the third Sunday in May. On February 29, 1952, President Harry Truman signed into law “Citizenship Day”. It was established to replace I am an American Day. On August 2, 1956, the Congress requested that the president proclaim the week beginning September 17 and ending September 23 of each year as “Constitution Week”. One more change was made to the event when a federal law enacted in December 2004 designated September 17 as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day”.

Many people observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which is not a federal public holiday, in the United States..

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