National Tropical Botanical Garden - Kauai
So in the spirit of salad nicoise - not too filling but appetizing nonetheless - I present to you my latest entry:
Kalalau Valley - where I hiked to many years ago
Back then, the island of Kauai was a sleepy backwater where life moved slowly…it still is, although wealthy celebrities have since discovered it. But here I am once again, enthrall to the ‘Garden Island’ and her sultry charms.
John giving his wonderful Allerton Garden TourJohn points out the native plants (brought to the Hawaiian Island by birds and waves most likely), the ‘canoe plants’ (brought here by ancient Tahitians) and the naturalized invasives (brought here by the ranchers, sugar cane growers, colonizers and the well meaning know-nothings)….
The focus is on landscape design but it is the plants that capture my imagination.
Allerton Garden View