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plumeria and/or orchid nurseries on big island

Posted by tropicaltex 9b (My Page) on
Fri, May 22, 09 at 1:27

Does anyone out there know of a really good nursery on Hawaii that specializes in Frangipani and sells retail? Other helpful suggestions would include: a grower from whom to learn something, botanical garden with Plumerias for ideas/examples, any other ideas. I also love orchids, so if there is a great nursery for those I can always drop by.

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RE: plumeria and/or orchid nurseries on big island

Hi There,
I don't know about nurseries.. Maui Gardens in Maui sells retail plants. Perhaps others on here can help.

Karen b

RE: plumeria and/or orchid nurseries on big island

  • Posted by nativec z8b Beaumont,CA (My Page) on
    Fri, May 22, 09 at 17:56

tropicaltex...where do you live? I'd love to share sellers that I have had good luck with but I'm unsure if you are adverse to ordering online or if you are looking to find places specifically located in Hawaii. Let me know I'd be happy to share.


RE: plumeria and/or orchid nurseries on big island

Orchids from Hawaii try

1. Carmela Orchids in Hakalau Hawaii (also on ebay)
2. S&W Orchids Inc. in Waianae, Hawaii.

I have bought from both at Orchid Shows here in California.

RE: plumeria and/or orchid nurseries on big island

Thanks for the replies!
native - I live in Galveston, Tx. I had two plumerias, but they were taken out by the hurricane : ( . They were just cuttings from neighbors trees that I stuck in the ground and watched grow, so I know they do well here. Now, everyone's plumerias are dead locally.

RE: plumeria and/or orchid nurseries on big island

tropicaltex= I'm with Karen on this one. Click on MPG below to check out.
Jennifer has a good stock of rooted plants which saves you a year. Bill

Here is a link that might be useful: MPG

tree planting on the beach

We have been visiting the big island for decades and as a "give back" we would like to work with a nursery or garden group to plant trees on some of our favorite beaches - Kona to Kohala. Palm trees come to mind since they are iconic, but any sort of shade tree that is easy to grow and non invasive would be fine. We assume we would have to work with state parks or the county to get permits of some sort, and I have emailed state parks without response. Any ideas or sources of plant material we can purchase for this would be very welcome, as would advice on a way to get permits! We will be on the island several weeks next January and would like to get this project ready to implement so we can plant and water while we are there. if you think this is un doable please say so so I don't waste any more time on it.

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