One final day in Hawaii with Tia Scarce. Tia, thanks so much for this little mini vacation! If anyone else has gone anywhere green lately, please do share! But if your garden is looking particularly lovely in the snow, we still want to see it, too. And don't forget photos from last season! Email me at [email protected] Thanks!
Come and meet up at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year!
I'm scheduled to give another GPOD talk (A few of you will be getting emails in the next two weeks as I put together the slideshow…), and a number of people have emailed to say that they'll be at the show, and that they'd love to meet up with a bunch of fellow GPODers!
The RSVPs so far:
Glenda Curdy (Nurserynotnordstrom)
Jeanne Cronce (Greengenes)
Chris Niblack (ChrisSeattle)
Kielian DeWitt (Annek)
Linda Skyler (Meelianthus)
So…who else is going to be there?? Let us all know in the comments, and we can start planning an outing! Perhaps after-dinner drinks one night at the bar at the Sheraton? I'll repeat this announcement for the next week or so, at least, and keep a running list of who's coming….enticement for even more people to come. Oh, and when you comment to say you'll be there, give us your real name so that I can plan name tags that include both that and your screen name…
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I agree, Tia, the horizontal segmenting and coloration on those sugar cane stalks are quite eye catching. I'd probably have been just as intrigued if I had been along. Plus, that's quite a good looking threesome of plants and rock in your first picture.
Thank you. I tried growing Graptopetalum once, a type supposedly hardy to 7b, but it didn't make it through the first winter. Pity.
So sad that vacation is over! The silver sword is like some bizarre star trek landscape element. Pretty much meets my criteria for the best plant ever: gorgeous symmetrical form, silver leaves and wildly unusual. Thanks for sharing, Tia!
Were I to go up there in there dark as some people do to await the sunrise, I would fully expect the silver sword to be luminescent. In that context it really was doubly amazing.
I suppose Star Trek is possible, but my mind went to early James Bond ...
Your pictures were so beautiful and a real joy to see after so many rain filled, cold days here in SE Virginia. Having lived on the islands of Trinidad and Guam (dad was in the Navy) as a child I have sweet memories (excuse the pun) of getting pieces of freshly cut sugar cane stalk and chewing on them. I had no clue you could grow sugar cane all the way north to zone 6a. Vikki in VA.
Vikki, what an adventure-filled childhood that must have been! I, too, remember on chewing on sugar cane as a child. My parents must have brought it back from one of their trips. I looked up the plant when I came home because it seemed like it might be a good screening element in a big garden. A bit messy, though.
Well I sure didn't think the last two days could be topped but the silver sword takes the prize! Totally awesome, OMG, wow! Etc... Thanks Tia for expanding our vision of plants and excitement in the plant world!
You're welcome, and see you at the show!
Beautiful way to end the show! That rare and endangered silversword is gorgeous. Thanks Tia. If you ever put together a tour of Hawaiian botanical gardens, let me know!
It could happen! These comments have sparked my imagination.
What a lovely holiday, and we didn't even have to hassle with the airlines! I am with Tim about the silver sword. I had never sen one before and it took my breath away. Thanks Tia for a fun 'winter break'!
My pleasure! If you ever do want to hassle with an airline, choose Hawaiian. They were another very pleasant surprise on this trip, as was the Kahului airport with the breeze blowing through ... oh my, I could go on.
Thanks Tia for a beautiful tour down memory lane. I have been to Maui several times and I am always amazed at the variety of plants. One year we drove by a large bank of poinsettias in someones front yard. Quite a sight!
Things like that really drive home the fact that you've gone someplace else. Best wishes for speedy healing next month.
Thanks for the tour. I'm ready to sign up for the Hawaiian garden tour, too. That silver sword is gorgeous. As are all the flowers and greenery.
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