MOTHER’S DAY – MAY 14th

Next Sunday the 14th is Mother’s Day, so be sure to remember her with some beautiful Flowers from Hawaii! Make her dream of the tropical breezes and colors for the Islands come true. Last day to ship for the West coast is Thursday the 11th and East coast if Wed. the 10th.

 

Locally grown on the Big Island – Anthuriums!!

Well the Protea season has been very busy this year but it has also come to an end and the plants are now recovering and regrowing from the productive season.

We will get some flowers here and there so they will be included in our floral options but we have purchased some spectacular varieties of Anthuriums grown locally on the Big Island of Hawaii up make up our arrangements. We hope you will enjoy the wonderful diversity of Hawaiian grown flora.

 

Fresh Big Island Anthuriums

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Easter!!

We were busy harvesting flowers, as we do every Sunday, but it was the most amazing day…Maui at its finest.

We did take a break and enjoyed a brunch of Eggs Benedict. Yummy!! I am sharing our Hollandaise sauce recipe from the Good house keeping cook book I was given by my Mom when I was in High school. 1970’s.  If you keep the heat low it is pretty fool proof. I double this recipe to serve 4 – 6 people.

Enjoy!

3 egg yolks

2 T. lemon juice

1/2 c. butter

1/4 t. salt

dash of cayenne pepper

In double boiler, with wire whisk, beat egg yolks and lemon juice.  Add 1/3 butter to egg mixture and cook over hot but not boiling water, beating constantly, until butter is melted. Repeat with another third of butter. Repeat with the remaining butter, beating until mixture thickens slightly: remove from heat, stir in salt and pepper. serve as soon as can. Makes 2/3 cup sauce.

Kamehameha School’s 2017 Ho’olaule’a

This Saturday April 8th from 9am to 3pm the Kamehameha School Maui is hosting the 2017 Ho’olaule’a. Come enjoy the family event with ‘ono food, Hawaiian entertainment and cultural displays, games, crafts and Country store, silent and live auction, wonderful fellowship and much more.

Go and help support the Kamehameha Maui Ohana fund raiser for student enrichment programs and college scholarships for the graduates.

 

Donation for Kamehameha School

Invasion of the Castor Semi-Loopers!

We went for a farm walk on Friday only to discover these black “inch worm” type critters…everywhere in one area. You could hear them in their actions, CREEPY.   I have never seen them before and was concerned they may be something new.  Voraciously devouring the Castor plants (nice!!) but not sure if they would be devastating to any other plants.

Needless to say it was a long weekend of Googling and waiting for Monday to try to get a local answer. Monday was a local holiday too so I just heard from my friend at CHTAR what they are.

Castor Semi-Looper that’s invading the Kula area right now.  Had other people contacting me about them invading by the hundreds/thousands!  They feed exclusively on Castor plants so are extremely poisonous, but shouldn’t hurt the proteas.

Hope this information helps others.

 

Castor Semi - Looper

Castor Semi – Looper

Our greenhouse is filling up!

We have been taking a lot of cuttings and some are ready to go…if you would like to order please email us for availability @ malolofarm@aol.com

Our Protea 4 Pack

Our Protea 4 Pack

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