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UH helps develop Hawaii’s horticultural expertise

| | Nov 16 2017 - 10:48am | Comments

Hawaii is unique in its horticultural blend of plants and landscapes. Although we live in the tropics, gardening is heavily influenced by the ways of Europe and the Americas. This plus Asian, Polynesian and African agricultural influences have made landscaping and gardening fun, but a bit complicated.

  1. | Posted: Oct 17 2017 - 12:05am

    I’m writing this week from the center of fire-ravaged Sonoma County, California, which currently has 20-plus wildfires eating up forests, homes and businesses.

  2. | Posted: Oct 15 2017 - 12:05am

    As the days get shorter, folks like to brighten up their home with bouquets of colorful cut flowers, but for most kamaaina, flowering plants are another option. Instead of lasting a few days, many flowering plants can last for years. If you like interior or exterior gardening the easy way, then you might consider a group of easy care plants referred to as air plants.

  3. | Posted: Oct 15 2017 - 12:05am

    Susie and Terry Weaver met by chance at a party in Northern California in the early 1970s.

  4. Posted: Oct 14 2017 - 12:05am

    The Kealakehe Elementary Head Start Preschool experiment with bubbles. The children were asked to use a tool to achieve a goal, and the children chose to use bubble wands to create their own bubbles. The parents participated in the awesome bubble event.

  5. Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Waipuhi Fish Ponds are pictured under blue skies at Mauna Lani.

  6. Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 2:59pm

    The sun sets in Waikoloa Village.

  7. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 11:29am

    When the first humans arrived in Hawaii, edible nutritional kernals or nuts were hard to find. About the only native nut was the mahoe, or Alectron macrococculus. They brought with them the coconut and the kukui nut. Technically, the coconut is not a true nut and although kukui nut is edible, it can create serious stomach issues when eaten. So in the arena of foods and nutrition, true nuts were lacking.

  8. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 11:10am

    Most of us know that when we purchase a good or service in Hawaii, we must pay tax. It’s called the General Excise Tax, or GET, and it seems to show up in the price of everything we buy.

  9. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 11:07am

    Mary asks: Some of the leaves on my plumeria tree have yellow spots on them and kind of orange bumps on the undersides. Eventually, these leaves turn totally yellow and drop off the tree. What is the problem and how might I get rid of it?

  10. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 12:06am

    Hawaii County Traffic Division Chief Ronald Thiel knows lights. Much of his work focuses on keeping local streets safe with street lights, traffic lights and hazard lights.

  11. Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Beginning bridge lessons starting soon

  12. | Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 12:06am

    Ancient Hawaiians baked it in an imu, pounded it into an ingredient for poi, and mixed it with coconut milk for pudding. They used the milky sap for glue and chewing gum, and the wood of its tree for canoes. The sap has also been said to heal cuts and other skin diseases.

  13. | Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 12:06am

    It was another sunny day at Anaehoomalu Bay. (Victoria McKinney/Community Contributor)

  14. Posted: Oct 8 2017 - 12:20pm

    A hiker navigates the trail to Honomalino Beach at high tide.

  15. Posted: Oct 8 2017 - 12:19pm

    Nguyen named Life Care Center executive director