My Trip to Hawaii

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I visited the Big Island for about a week, earlier this month.  Weather was great, and I was able to meet up with some even better people.  I'll periodically post more pictures, in blocks.

I was fortunate to visit Bo and see his garden, as well as Kim's.  I took lots of pictures, but the light was a little hectic, and I had to get a little creative.  But, here were some of the better ones.  Enjoy!

Bo and Kim's Garden:

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These were palms that were at a friends place, that they were growing.  They were planted by the neighbor.

Beccariophoenix fenestralis

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Cyrtostachys renda 

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Areca vestiara

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Archontophoenix alexandrae seedlings

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Anyone know that this clumper is?  it has small, fiber covered seeds, with soft flesh.  Somewhat pear shaped.

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Here were a few nice Clinostigmas in one of the neighbors lawns.

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And here were a few wild pigs from one of the places we stayed.

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These are photos I took on a drive, from the Northeast to the Northwest of the big island.  

 

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Here are some pictures from the Hilo, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and the route to the Waipio Valley.

 

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Steve; your palm ID question looks like Pinanga.  Was this on the trail to Akaka Falls ?  Pinanga kuhlii  is common there.

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3 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

Steve; your palm ID question looks like Pinanga.  Was this on the trail to Akaka Falls ?  Pinanga kuhlii  is common there.

Hello, Darold.

Thank you for the response, I think you may be right.  The "Pinanga" is planted at a friends place in Keaau, near Pahoa.  There are a lot of other common landscape palms planted at the residence as well: D. leptochielos, L. grandis, C. macrocarpa, C. renda, etc.

I found P. kuhlii listed as a synonym of P. coronata, but the leaflets vary greatly - unless there are multiple forms.

 

Here's a pic i found labeled as P. Kuhlii:

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Lucky you!
Thank you for sharing with us.

Is this a Areca macrocalyx?

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Can you tell which species it is? I love these palms!

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Amazing island!! thanks you for the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!

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On ‎2‎/‎25‎/‎2017‎ ‎11‎:‎19‎:‎36‎, doranakandawatta said:

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Can you tell which species it is? I love these palms!

Pigafetta would be my guess.  And yes to your question of Areca macrocalyx.

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Hi Steve, nice photos!  You covered a lot of ground on your visit.  Sorry I missed you, but it looks like you got the grand tour!  Thanks for posting photos, I enjoyed seeing them.

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1 hour ago, Kim said:

Pigafetta would be my guess.  And yes to your question of Areca macrocalyx.

Thank you Kim, 
I love these palms, I love Hawaii and Hawaian gardeners :D

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Great photos! I've been wanting to take a trip there to see some of the incredible gardens out there. My fiance and I are planning on taking our honeymoon this summer but probably wont be able to see any gardens on that trip since she isn't a palm freak like me. We are looking at Maui but still haven't reserved anything yet. I just want to see Cyrtostachys in person!

Thank you for sharing!

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Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Steve, those pictures really capture the sweeping majesty of the Big Island.

Mo' pictures, brah!

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On February 27, 2017 10:25:07 AM, Kim said:

Hi Steve, nice photos!  You covered a lot of ground on your visit.  Sorry I missed you, but it looks like you got the grand tour!  Thanks for posting photos, I enjoyed seeing them.

Thanks Kim!  Bo was a great host.  I enjoyed the trip, and have lots more pictures that I'll gradually post.

11 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Steve, those pictures really capture the sweeping majesty of the Big Island.

Mo' pictures, brah!

Lol.  A majestic place, no doubt.

 

12 hours ago, Chris Chance said:

Great photos! I've been wanting to take a trip there to see some of the incredible gardens out there. My fiance and I are planning on taking our honeymoon this summer but probably wont be able to see any gardens on that trip since she isn't a palm freak like me. We are looking at Maui but still haven't reserved anything yet. I just want to see Cyrtostachys in person!

Thank you for sharing!

I just stayed on the Big Island, but I understand them all to be quite diverse.  All my friends that have visited Maui have loved it.  I found the Big Island to have many diverse, topical plantings, right out in the open.  It's unavoidable!

 

On February 27, 2017 11:57:20 AM, doranakandawatta said:

Thank you Kim, 
I love these palms, I love Hawaii and Hawaian gardeners :D

Kim beat me to it:)  Glad you enjoyed the photos.

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I met a grower named Tim, who lived next to my friend, near Keaau.  I only got a snapshot of his yard, as the light was getting low.  

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Steve,

It was great to meet you and your Dad and I am glad you had time for a relaxed garden tour here. Enjoyed seeing all the photos you posted. :)

Bo-Göran

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Volcanoes National Park

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Glad to see you had a good time and the chance to connect with some of the many 'palm people' here on the BI.

So many great gardens here, you could wear yourself out.

Tim

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On March 1, 2017 11:01:17 AM, realarch said:

Glad to see you had a good time and the chance to connect with some of the many 'palm people' here on the BI.

So many great gardens here, you could wear yourself out.

Tim

Thanks, Tim. 

Your garden was recommended, but 5 days didn't last long!  But, I'd love to stop by in the future, if that were ever possible.  I plan on coming back to the Big Island, and hopefully sooner than later.

I loved those spam/rice/seaweed snacks they served there too - who knew!

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Great pics. Thanks for sharing!

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Just incredible.

 

Thanks.

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On 3/4/2017, 10:19:31, The Steve said:

Thanks, Tim. 

Your garden was recommended, but 5 days didn't last long!  But, I'd love to stop by in the future, if that were ever possible.  I plan on coming back to the Big Island, and hopefully sooner than later.

I loved those spam/rice/seaweed snacks they served there too - who knew!

Thanks Steve. Stop by the next time you're on the BI and say hello. 

Tim

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