Windward Coast of the Island of Hawaii
Trip Day Nine: Sunday, September 30, 2007
World Botanical Gardens
Pampered House Plants
grow quite happily on the eastern slopes of Mauna Kea. This tree
is native to Norfolk Island which is east of Brisbane, Australia and
northwest of Wellington, New Zealand. It is best known as Norfolk Island
Pine. These trees are often seen in Hawaii.
They are becoming popular in the United States for use as small Christmas trees,
which would give the Christmas decorations a decidedly tropical flavor.
I can't quite see them used in a traditional snow scene, can you?
By 3 PM we were driving through these botanical gardens to an
over look where we could view Umauma Falls.
We saw some larger breadfruit trees in this garden than those that were previously displayed.
The fruit clusters on the main branches if not the trunk of the tree. They bake the fruit
for a starchy vegetable in their diet and they also can make glue from it!
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