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Old 03-18-2009, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have been on the island for two days and have a week to go. mostly been on the coast, little wet inland. going to hit some gardens today and will keep the pics coming.




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Old 03-18-2009, 02:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great pics man, keepum coming. Thanks for posting. I'd have waited till I got home , you're hardcore!
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I can't wait to see more pics of Oahu!
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Wow, that alpina carolinensis is awesome! I need to find a place to grow that! You sure that's what it's called? I can't find any info on google about it.
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My 3 boys and wife are going to Maui scheduled April 5 to 12. Got me a time share there.
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Wow, that alpina carolinensis is awesome! I need to find a place to grow that! You sure that's what it's called? I can't find any info on google about it.
Here are some from Google:
Alpinia carolinensis - Google Image Search

Here's a description from clicking the second photo from above:
Google Image Result for http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/Alpinia/Alpinia_carolinensis1NN.jpg
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went to Wahiawa gardens and Waimea valley today. waimea is the best garden so far. going to meet gabe tomorrow and go see the student farm.

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Old 03-26-2009, 12:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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it sucks being home

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Well, it sounds like you had a good time, thanks for helping out at the farm!
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What beautiful photo's. I'm now eating my heart out, its so pretty over there. Thanks for posting them, we had snow flurries on Sunday :>(
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Marvelous!!!! Thanks for posting. I guess coming home would be a shock. I'm going to have to get out there some day.
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Thanks for posting those pictures Gadget!!! They were great!!! Coming home is a shock, from a trip like that. I live in Florida, and my wife and I still have to adjust each time.
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gabe, had a good time playing in the dirt and hanging out with you.
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Excellent pics Gadget. Thanks for sharing. What is that plant with birght pink flowers coming out & leaves looking like a nanna?
If it makes you feel better, take a look at my temps compared to yours LOL. I think I'd really be in state of shock!
Hey, my sis lives about 20 miles from you in Queen Creek!
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. . . . . . . . What is that plant with birght pink flowers coming out & leaves looking like a nanna? . . . . . . . . .
The pink and white ones are Alpinia zerumbet, shell ginger . . . . here are some links:
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The skinny nana looking ones w/ all pink flowers are heliconias.

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Thanks! All great pictures, but I especially like the ones of the heliconias.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:46 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Awesome, thanks for sharing!
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love the heliconia pics
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Now you have me really excited...I am heading to Oahu on November 11th...Have not been there for 18 years....the park on the north island is spectacular...can hardly wait!!!!
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if you need any info on what too see let me know. been to most of the gardens on oahu and lived there for 3 years. lucky
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