Comments on: Alumni Growing Native Hawaiian Plants http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/04/growing-native-hawaiian-plants/ The magazine of the University of Hawai'i System Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:11:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: Lucas Thompson http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/04/growing-native-hawaiian-plants/#comment-73721 Mon, 21 Jun 2010 08:22:07 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=4772#comment-73721 Thanks for the great information on this page. I work on a tropical flower farm in Hana, Maui and absolutely love growing and harvesting these beautiful flowers. I’m going to show the owner of the farm this page and see if we can grow some of these plants you’ve introduced in the video.

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By: Mel Iokepa http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/04/growing-native-hawaiian-plants/#comment-71007 Fri, 14 May 2010 02:19:18 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=4772#comment-71007 Glad I read the magazine Malamalama with your story of native plants. I currently have a potted lehua plant and now I know not to use to much water, I live in Hilo and we don’t get as much sun, would it be possible to use artifical lighting on the plant or should I just plant in the ground?

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By: Terry Belk http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/04/growing-native-hawaiian-plants/#comment-70405 Sun, 02 May 2010 21:38:49 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=4772#comment-70405 I saw your page when I followed a link in the “Big Island Selfsuficiency” group. While I was born in Wisconsin, I have lived on the Gulf coast in Mexico for over 47 years, and now am semi-retired and we live on our small ranch on a hill overlooking the Gulf.

To keep busy I have started multiplying a lot of different native fruit plants and trees. Some of them are just barely mentioned on internet. I have said, almost joking, that I plan to start a nursery to sell these uncommon things, which are actually forgotten by the people here.

The article about you fellows and your business has given me a good example of what can be done, and I have more confidence in my “idea”.

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By: Rick Barboza http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/04/growing-native-hawaiian-plants/#comment-70095 Sat, 01 May 2010 02:16:48 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=4772#comment-70095 Mahalo to everyone that has left us such wonderful comments! I can’t express how good that makes me feel! Mahalo NUI LOA! To reply back to various comments that people had:

(Response to #2) A good book on native plants is Heidi Bornhorst’s book Growing Native Plants or Bruce Koebele and John Culliney’s book Growing a Native Hawaiian Garden. I’ve been meaning to compile a book of native plants and have it centered toward restoration and cultural uses of the plants and showing pictures of how they were used, just been really busy. You can also download our company catalog from our website http://www.plantnativehawaii.com There’s a ton of valuable information in there.

(Response to #3) Unfortunately we don’t ship to the mainland. E kala mai.

(Response to #9) Mahalo Aohoku for reading those articles. I would still love to do them to inform the public unfortunately the Honolulu Star Bulletin dropped the article when they switched to their new, smaller, format saying that there was not enough room for the “In the Garden” section

(Response to #10) Yes Mele, Nalo Boyz Rule!!!

Mahalo again to everyone and if you have any other questions feel free to contact me @
rick.ck.barboza@gmail.com or at the nursery 235-6165

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By: David http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/04/growing-native-hawaiian-plants/#comment-69953 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 07:02:05 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=4772#comment-69953 thee guys are the best

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By: Mele-girl http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/04/growing-native-hawaiian-plants/#comment-69897 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 22:42:19 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=4772#comment-69897 Waimanalo boyz rule!

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By: Aohoku http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/04/growing-native-hawaiian-plants/#comment-69870 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 19:19:55 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=4772#comment-69870 I’ve known about Rick B. when he used to do the weekly newspaper article about native Hawaiian plants (something I wish he would reconsider starting up again). Since then, I’ve only bought plants from Home Depot, and only from the native Hawaiian section. The quality of the plants are exceptional & very hardy. Great job Rick & Matt; some guys doing something right for a change!

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By: Restoration Company: Hui Kū Maoli Ola http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/04/growing-native-hawaiian-plants/#comment-69861 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 18:10:59 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=4772#comment-69861 [...] a lot about the importance of native plants to Hawaiian culture in this article: “Alumni Growing Native Hawaiian Plants,” by Brendan Sagara, Malamalama: The Magazine of the University of Hawaii, April [...]

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By: Traci Hansen http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/04/growing-native-hawaiian-plants/#comment-69727 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 23:58:47 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=4772#comment-69727 Hey Matt and Rick,

Wow, Great job on the video! I even brought the kids around to learn about the native plants. We are living in Washington now and I remember when Matt was just starting his business. It’s nice to see the local boys keeping it real, keeping it native.

Traci Hansen Kosaki

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By: Will Turner http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/04/growing-native-hawaiian-plants/#comment-69726 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 23:57:45 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=4772#comment-69726 Wonderful article and business.
Grammar lesson: “they sold-out four truckloads” should be “they sold out four truckloads”. Phrasal verbs, such as “sold out” in this case, do not use hyphens.

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