Thats a neat little road that takes you by the red flowers. All those tropical plants and then what appears to be some sort of Evergreen or Pine like tree growing tall in the middle. Strange plant life in Hawaii!
I find photos like the top picture very intriguing, they always make me want to go see what is just around the corner! Parker that tree in the background is a Norfolk Pine that much I know but when it comes to tropical flowers I'm totally out of my element... Ron needs to buy the book so we can all ask him! LOL
Thanks Paul for the ID. I thought it might grow poi fruit, Oops thats from a root! Yup we need a book! Bet a tropical flower book would be large.
I agreed with Paul on the first photo. I'm recommended for you, and Sheryl to visit Lavender plantation in Maui. It's a great place to have a picnic lunch, and photo opt.
We drove by there on our visit 6 years ago but didn't stop. We'll be sure to do that this trip.
really like that 2nd 'bloom'. :)
really beautiful wildflowers!
Very nice. I really love that first shot! )
Ron, Ron, Ron...you gotta get a flora and fauna book if you're going live in Hawaii!!! Don't worry, I got your back! Here's the Flower 411. :)1. The red plant you see in the first shot is the Hawaiian Red Ti plant...there are several variations of this plant, This is also known as the Good Luck tree and you will find them in peoples yards. Were these taken at Garden of Eden??? That is a great stop for taking photos and learning about the plant life. 2.Paul is correct that is a Norfolk Pine and it is used in Hawaii as a wind break on and near the coffee plantations. I always thought it was strange to see a pine tree in the tropics and these trees are HUGE3. the second shot is of a variety of protea....you will find them in the huge floral arrangements in the hotels and resorts.So there's you flora and fauna lesson for today!! val:)
This photography stuff is getting harder and harder with all of the things you need to know. LOLThanks for the info Val. I guess if you have a "Good Luck tree" in your yard and you are living in Hawaii then it really is good luck!Yes, these were taken in the Garden of Eden area and you're right, it's a great place to go and see all kinds of plants and it's a nice break from driving the Hana Road.You shouldn't have to school me too much longer Val, I ordered a book yesterday on the plant and flowers of Hawaii and I also got one on the reef fish. Before you know it I will be posting more information than anyone really wants to know! LOL
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