Native Plant Sale at South Shore Visitors Center

Hawaiian Plant Sale
Friday, June 24, 2016
South Shore Visitors Center
(across from Spouting Horn in Po’ipū)

Members and NTBG Volunteers: 9 a.m. – Noon
Open to Public: Noon – 3 p.m.

Some of the native species available for purchase:
Hibiscus clayi, koki’o ‘ula
Sesbania tomentosa, ‘ohai
Sida fallax,‘ilima
Vitex rotundifolia, hinahina kolo
Psydrax odorata, alahe’e
Brighamia insignis, ālula
Pandanus tectorius, hala

Some non-native flowering and tropical fruit trees, herbs, and orchids will also be available.
Members: Bring your membership card and a friend who wants to sign up for membership and each of you will receive a free hala tree at the door.

For more information, see Press Release.

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NTBG's Breadfruit Director Nationally Recognized

Dr. Diane Ragone to receive The Garden Club of America’s Medal of Honor


Kalāheo, Kaua’i, Hawai’i USA (May 10, 2016) – The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is pleased to announce that The Garden Club of America (GCA) has named Dr. Diane Ragone, Director of NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute, as the recipient of its 2016 Medal of Honor. The medal, which is given for outstanding service to horticulture, will be presented in a ceremony at GCA’s annual meeting in Minneapolis on May 22, 2016.

“Her work is in every sense the epitome of the best in horticulture: quest for knowledge, preservation, conservation, research, creative experimentation, sharing, mentoring and fulfilling a humanitarian mission,” said the GCA in honoring Ragone.

In her more than 30 years of working with breadfruit, Ragone has researched, collected, and curated the world’s largest and most diverse collection in existence. She has conducted field research in over 50 Pacific island…
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Nature of Seeds Lecture

Why Some Seeds Sleep and Others Don’t
Free Talk on May 24 at KCC


Kalāheo, Kaua’i, Hawai’i (May 12, 2016) – “The Nature of Seeds: Why Some Seeds Sleep and Other Curious Questions” is the title of a free public lecture by Dr. Carol Baskin on Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the KCC Campus Center in Puhi.

The fifth lecture in NTBG-KCC’s ‘What in the World’ series will explore the tiny world of seeds as Dr. Baskin, a plant ecology professor at the University of Kentucky, reveals how a seed’s timing affects its habitat. Baskin will also discuss diversity in seed germination and dormancy from a global perspective and in comparison with the seeds of Hawaiian plants.

In her talk, Baskin will illuminate the cycle of seed germination, maturation, and reproduction in relation to a seed’s timing and explain what makes some seeds more successful than others and explore why not all seeds “sleep.”

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Enrollment Open for 2016 Summer Nature Kids Camps

Updated Announcement – Enrollment deadline extended

NTBG’s Education Department has announced that applications are being accepted online for its Summer 2016 Keiki o ka ‘Āina nature adventure camp program. NTBG will offer children ages 9-11 two sessions from which to choose: Monday-Friday, July 18-22 and Monday-Friday, July 25-29 (only one session per child).

Applications are available at:

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers are encouraged to apply now. The application window will be closed when each camp is full or no later than June 15.

Camp flyer is available with this website posting….
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Royal Poinciana Fiesta Tour at The Kampong

Celebrate South Florida’s magnificent Royal Poinciana Tree
at The Kampong

Gates open at 11 a.m.
Special admission rates: $10 adults, $5 children
Admission includes one-hour Guided Tour of The Kampong
Available: 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.


Want to take advantage of more Fiesta activities, including the 1 p.m. bus tour that leaves from The Kampong? See Royal Poinciana Festival. Sponsored by the Tropical Flowering Tree Society….
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Mangos, Mangos, Mangos – Special Tour at The Kampong

Thursday, June 16, 2016
“The History of the World in Your Own Backyard:
Mangos and Mango Trees”

Free and open to the public,
but registration is requested.

Tour the unique collection of mangos from around the world at The Kampong, learn and discuss with local environmental humanities scholars.

6:45 p.m. – Tour the mango orchard with Larry Schokman, Director Emeritus of The Kampong

7:30 p.m. – Mango Cafe: Talks and Discussions Lightning Rounds by:
Michael Maunder, Interim Director, The Kampong; Jessica Rosenberg, University of Miami, Department of English; Roger Horne, Urban Greenworks; and April Merleaux, Florida International University, Department of History.

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​Increase your Daylily Plants and Watch Them Multiply

Day lilies or Hemerocallis stem from a combination of two Greek words that mean “day” and “beautiful”. They are plants that require a lot of love and deserve your attention. Most Day-lilies come in titian or chrysal colors, but the variations possible are spectacular as well. There are some very affordable Day lilies plants for sale here. Now what can you do to multiply your growing children of the loam? Well, the Day lilies actually do most of the work for you already, in fact some Daylilies can begin to grow small plants on the stems of old flowers. If you happen to see that happen, then an infant Daylily needs your help, cut it and plant it elsewhere.

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Although Day lilies can multiply in the manner mentioned, it is not the only way you can multiply these wonderful plants. So why not cut them out and make more when they grow old and reproduce? It isn’t as simple as that, but that is a rough summary of what you must do. The first step to take care of is observational in nature, take a look at the top of the stems that belong to the old flowers. Is there a formation of profiliferations? If there is, you have just found the little ones, and if they have roots extending from them you should cut the stalks about two to three inches below the new plants. Next you should remove about half of the foliage off of the new plants. Place those little nuggets of beauty into cups of water to allow the roots to grow just a tad bit more. Make sure to keep the water level even with the bottom of the plant. When they finally have healthy and matured roots, you can place them in pots filled with potting soil. Keep the soil moist and keep them in there for about a month before placing them into your garden.

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One should divide lilies during the summer, well late summer to be precise. This is so you can watch those wonderful titian or chysal arms extend themselves, and bloom the following year. Grab your spade fork and get-a-forking. Dig around the clump, and by around that does mean all around, and about 6 to 8 inches deep. Clench the root clump and lift it out of the soil, then separate every plant that makes up that clump you pulled. Make sure to replant the individual plants with the same depth. Oh and before one forgets, after planting the individual plants in different locations, go ahead and remove half the foliage off of each one. The rest is as simple as pie, just let the sun shine gloriously. However, sunlight is not all that these little babies need as you will need to water them quite frequently, especially when you finish replanting them. So, if you are looking for lovely Day lilies, remember you can find affordable Day lily plants here,  to help you get about cutting them up and making more when they grow large and reproduce.affordable daylily pants for sale click here  talk about cutting them up and making more when they grow large and reproduce.affordable daylily pants for sale click here.