6.02.2011

Thursday in a Hawaiian Garden

::three paw taps::

Hawaii was so lush and green and filled with tropical delights and exquisite flowers, I just had to do a garden post about it.

Mark Twain remembered Hawaiian flowers for decades after his visit.  In 1889 he wrote; "Other things leave me but it abides...in my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago."

I hope you enjoy the pictures...
bird of paradise

african tulip tree

flaming torch ginger

wild heliconia
white pineapple growing outside our window which was included in our breakfast fruit plate at the Inn each morning

sadly I don't know what this is called

century plant, blooms in 100 years then dies

roadside bougainvillea everywhere
coffee!!!

hibiscus of course

and my absolute favourite...plumeria also known as frangipani, my wedding lei was made from these highly fragrant flowers but in pink :-)

27 comments:

Au and Target said...

Hey, we got these here in Malaysia too!

James and Lars said...

Wow what beautifull flowers and colours! Our Mom is jealous!

xoxo Lars and James

weaverpat said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Paradise on earth!!!

Mr Puddy said...

My mom love frangipani....so beautiful !!!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Plumeria is Mommy's favorite too. She got some plumeria perfume while she was there she liked the fragrance so much. She also brought a plumeria plant home, but it only bloomed once.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

PS: We would love for you to submit the link for this post to our Flower Show, you has a wonderful collection of flowers here.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Those flowers are stunning! What a wonderful time you had. :-)

Hannah and Lucy said...

Such wonderful flowers of beautiful colours - what a magical place.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian said...

The tropical whiffin sure looks wonderful!

Holly said...

So many beautiful flowers!! They are all so pretty! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

Purrfect Haven said...

spectacluar! We love your garden. Love Darcy and Bingley

Madi and Mom said...

Good morning....you all have the most fragrant blog in blogville today!! Mom nearly went through the monitor when she saw the coffee beans. MOL She says the plant you could not identify might be in the bromelaide family...
Hugs Madi

Cat said...

Thanks Madi I checked online and yes the flowers look like that family only gigantic...the leaves were up to the roof of the house! The coffee we drank at the Inn was from the beans grown on the property and it was delicious so I just had to take a picture :-)

Rene said...

Cool photo of a pineapple! We've never seen a pineapple plant before!!!

Marg said...

This is so much fun seeing those flowers in Hawaii. I always wanted to go there and never made it. So I am really enjoying the pictures. Take care and have a fun Thursday.

LP said...

Frangipani around you neck,or in your hair, would make you the sweetest smelling bride on the islands we think! :)
the critters in The Cottage

ABBY said...

So beautiful!
We just love the pineapple growing!

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

The Island Cats said...

Absolutely beautiful!! We never get to see flowers like that in person.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Mahalo for the memories of Hawaii...I can smell the flowers now!
I never knew that coffee looks like that when it grows. That is so cool.
Love the flowers you had for your wedding, I bet they looked stunning!

Cara n Crew said...

The flowers are beautiful! Our mom's favorite is the coffee :-P And for some reason the pineapple plant made us mol...

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

A few Good Cats said...

Beautiful and so colorful!

MoMo said...

Lovely Hawaii!!! Thanks for evoking pleasant memories of the beautiful isles.

Natalie said...

Those flowers look so beautiful! I bet your wedding lei of plumeria was gorgeous.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Wow!!! Thanks for the beautiful pictures!! We love them!!
Your TX furiends,

Wanna come over and play with me?
Love,
Clementine

Milo and Alfie said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolutely AWESOME!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Just lovely - we lived in Florida for 10 years and many of these plants grew there. The orange one may be a bromeliad. We grew pineapples in our yard and ate them...absolutely delicious!