I went on a garden tour on the beautiful Hamakua Coastline in the northern part of the Big Island and sponsored by the Hawaii Concert Society , including a meet and greet with the amazing Trio con Brio Copenhagen. What more can you ask for in a gathering, beautiful music, gorgeous gardens and amazing Hawaiian vistas.
Before we start our tour, go ahead and click on the play button on the you tube link below, we are having special guests perform from the Trio Con Brio while we tour the gardens… Its already
the twilight timeframe, the perfect time for our garden tour.
We started our tour with our hostess who is a vireya gardener and her gardens were filled with blooms that afternoon, the vireya walkways are large borders with varying levels of mature vireyas and all seem to be blooming on command.
Our hostess has this large raised bed of saucer sized hibiscus that were truly amazing and the color combinations were just so unreal, take a look….
On the way to visit her fruit orchard, I spot this tree I’ve never seen before and it was filled with these amazing yellow flowers that looked like peonies, take a look…
The tree is called a double Buttercup tree or Cochlospermum vitifolium. Here’s a sample of one of the flowers, aren’t they striking!
The parcel fronts the ocean and I stopped to view the coastlines and take a few pictures of how beautifully lit up the skies were against the coconut trees.
One of the coconut trees we passed had this amazing string of bromeliads climbing up to the base of the tree.
At their fruit orchids there were the usual lemons, limes, oranges, mangoes and pineapples, but this Musa Ae Ae, really stood out, the variegated bananas are almost ready to be picked.
We are now going to the other side of the garden to view here prized lillies, more vireyas and a waterfall the cascading out to the open ocean.
Pearl earrings of ginger called zerumbet, shell ginger
A white powderpuff called calliandra
A variegated crown of thorns or Euphorbia splendens
This ones a real dazzler called Brownea Capitella, a beautiful shorter tree species
Our guests of honor were the Trio con Brio from Copenhagen, they did a spectacular concert the following night with their amazing performance. Did you enjoy the sample piece they played above on the link?
The sun is starting to set soon, time to take the party indoors and enjoy some food and conversation with members of the concert society. Thanks for taking this tour with us this afternoon.