Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Our Fall Colors in East Hawaii







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Hilo is in full bloom again with the rainbow shower trees or Cassia x nealiea lining most of the major roads coming in and out of town. These beautiful trees are showy with their long cascades of red, yellow and orange flowers in large clumps dripping down their many branches. We don't get fall color, but we do get fall colored flowers at this time of the year!



Beautiful blooms next to huge monkey pod trees and the large bandstand.



It’s a beautiful time to see this in town and even just to enjoy a brief moment to really see them in their full glory, wouldn’t you agree?

7 comments:

College Gardener said...

Awesome blooms.

lotusleaf said...

So beautiful! These trees bloom in April here.

dandylyon said...

These photos are amazing. They almost look like paintings.

Andrea said...

Hi Noel, with your title i thought there are really fall colored leaves in Hawaii and am so surprised. Then its the flowers 'pala'. Our Palawan cherry, 'Casia nodosa' is its cousin with pink and white flowers, and another Casia cousin, the golden shower! I wonder why nobody is planting that Casia here so we will have more colors.

Alistair said...

I couldn't agree more Noel. I am keen to add one of your pictures and a link to your blog on my (Your Gardens) page. Please let me know if you would rather I didn't.

rebecca sweet said...

I think the Cassias have to be one of my favorite trees, and your photo is just gorgeous!!! Makes me wish I was there right now.....

Bom said...

Wonderful autumn colored flowers. I'd love to visit Hawaii someday.

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