Blue Ginger

This Aloha Friday I wanted to feature a colorful beauty that grows very well in partial or full shade in my yard. It is referred to as blue ginger, or Dichorisandra thyrsiflora, and is actually not a true ginger plant, but more similar to a spiderwort or wandering Jew. I was excited to learn this…

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Wasabi

This Aloha Friday I wanted to feature my newly harvested wasabi plant. It grows exceptionally well in Volcano, and once it starts sprouting keikis (offspring), it is easy to separate into smaller pots and start growing even more. Rumor has it that wasabi is hard to grow, and in very high demand in Japan, so…

Aloha Friday

In celebration of the upcoming Earth Day, I’m going to begin a new tradition of sharing photos of my backyard horticultural adventures and other botany around the island, every Aloha Friday. It’s such a feel-good way to positively kick off the weekend and celebrate the love for the aina. From the jungles of Puna, to…