Originating in the Philippines, this purple hanging flower known as a Chandelier Tree, is a gorgeous addition to the islands. The trees can be seen outside many homes and in tropical gardens.
Reminding us of fireworks, the Medinilla cumingii is also appropriately called Showy Melastome, Showy Medinilla, or Malaysian Orchid.
This particular stunning plant was photographed at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden near Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Hibiscus flowers and Hawaii are nearly synonymous–from bumper stickers to designs and patterns to tattoos, many of us think Hawaii when we see the hibiscus’ distinct form. read more
It might be a mini-waterfall, but we think it is still a beautiful place to spend an afternoon in Honolulu. read more
A Red Torch Ginger, also known as Porcelain Rose or ‘Awapuhi in Hawaii, stands tall in the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. read more
A large, scarlet Cannonball Flower blossoms from an even larger evergreen called the Cannonball Tree–so named for the seed-rich, 20 centimeter in diameter fruit it produces. read more
This brilliant spirally-arranged waxy ginger was photographed in Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. read more
Beautiful pinks and purples cascade from the sky creating a dizzying blur of colors, as the branches of a Rose Grape Tree bob up and down like fish eggs on so many hooks, waiting to catch passersby attention. read more
Green grass, palm trees swaying in the breeze, lush but manicured gardens and blue ocean disappearing into the horizon accented by fluffy white clouds–not bad. read more
A bright yellow orchid displays itself in full bloom on the Big Island at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. read more
On a calm day, this reflecting pond was true to its purpose and created a beautiful shot appearing to have a water lily both above and below. read more
This yellow flower, found in Hawaii’s Tropical Botanical Garden on the Big Island is a gorgeous example of Hawaii’s floral abundance. read more
This stunning waxy flower was photographed at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden north of Hilo. read more