Tropical Flowers from Maui Hawaii - Have a Nice Day

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

 

 Some pictures of plants and flowers from around here to brighten your day - Aloha from Maui County - Hawaii

a bunch of Protea flowers grown in upcountry Maui Hawaii

Those pink fuzzy ones are Protea Kings, and the spiky ones are pincushions.  These were grown in upcountry Maui, in Kula on the slopes of Haleakala - the dormant volcano.

lobster claw heliconia - haiku maui hawaii

 

 

 

 

 

This is Lobster Claw Heliconia - in the same family as bananas.  This flower is about 15" tall.  The leaves are over 6' long.

 

They grow very well in Haiku Maui, HI, on the windward side.

 

 

variegated red ti leaves in Haik Maui HI

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ti leaves are abundant all over the island, but especially in the wetter areas.  This colorful variety brightens up a Haiku garden.  Ti leaves have many traditional uses and you can never have too many plants. 

 

pink gingermaui hawaii

 

 

 

 

Torch Ginger flowers come in Red, Pink and White, and they are larger than their relative the edible ginger root.  They like a lush tropical climate with plenty of rain.

 

papaya tree in a Haiku maui HI garden

 

 

 

 

 

This is my papaya tree growing down in the garden by the stream.  It was grown from a seed that came out of a huge papaya. 

For more pictures and local info about Maui, PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY.... a Maui Realtor.

Thinking about Maui real estate?  Do you need a HAIKU relocation package?  

 

Aloha from Maui - Georgina M. Hunter R(S)

the maui hunter

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EMAIL ~ 808 283-0635

 

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Rainer
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Frank Schulte-Ladbeck
Frank Schulte-Ladbeck Professional Real Estate Inspections
Beautiful pictures. I was at the garden center yesterday for some flowers. I have a few gingers around the home and they have a divine fragrance. My problem with flowers: my daughter picks them all. Lately, she picks them and carries them into the house, where she scatters them on the floor. There is nothing like walking on rose petals.
February 24, 2008 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Brian Block
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President
Georgina -- Absolutely Gorgeous!  Thanks for really brightening up this morning with such colorful and beautiful pictures.
February 24, 2008 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Charles McDonald
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions

That is amazing! I just called my wife to look at this post (she says "another one") and when she did, she made me scroll up and down the page several times.

Your friend in Charlottesville

February 24, 2008 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Island Style Realty Inc.
I didn't know what the pin cushions were called.  The papaya made me hungry.  I know what I am having for breakfast in the morning.
February 24, 2008 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Personal Service, always.
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Very nice photos....brightened up my screen this morning!
February 24, 2008 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Trey Thurmond
College Station , Texas Homes
BCR Realtors
Lucky you! We envy your wonderful flora. 
February 24, 2008 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

Frank - I love the smell of the white or yellow gingers - but they are actually a "weed" in some areas in Hawaii....they grow so easily.  How nice to walk around on rose petals!

Brian - My pleasure!

Charles - Well I'm glad to make both you AND your wife happy today.

Randy - I think their real name is Banksia - you were up late!?  That papaya might be more like your lunch when you get up.  haha

Gary - I have that top one on my desktop wallpaper

Trey - It's wonderful and varied, and year round.

Deborah - Glad you liked the pictures.  Yes, the pink ginger is related to edible ginger.  they have the same kind of root and leave structures, but these are much larger.  We have some edible ginger growing in a flower pot.   These papayas are about the size of a acorn squash.  Papayas come in all sizes and shapes, but the marketable ones are usually the single serving ones we are all familiar with.  I have seen "family size" ones that weigh about 10 pounds though.... but imagine trying to eat all that?

 

February 24, 2008 03:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Ann Cummings
Portsmouth NH Homes - Service With a Smile!
RE/MAX By The Bay - NH and Maine

Hi Georgina - this is such a gorgeous post that I included it in this week's Week in Review!  I also 'borrowed' one of your pictures for that post, too.  I hope that was okay.......I won't use it for anything other than that post.

Ann

February 24, 2008 06:41 PM
Rainer
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Diane Aurit
Lake Norman Real Estate
LKN Realty, LLC
Beautiful!  What a way to start my day!
February 25, 2008 07:47 AM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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Charles Rutenberg Realty
Georgina - some of these could have been taken in Florida - I have always loved ginger plants and had them around the home - wonderful photos!!!!
February 25, 2008 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

Ann - thanks for the inclusions in your review!

Deborah - Those are pretty big ones!

Diane - Wake up and smell the computer!

BJ - They are so easy to grow, aren't they

February 25, 2008 02:03 PM
Rainer
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Don Stern
Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate
Realty Executives South Louisiana
I always enjoy your photo of Hawaii.  Thanks for sharing.
March 06, 2008 06:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
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Don - I'm glad you like the photos, hope you can see them up close one day.
March 06, 2008 06:36 PM
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