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posted by davek on Mar 5


 While hunting for Cherry Blossoms in Wahiawa made a brief stop at the Wahiawa Botanical Gardens and I saw this cool red flower.  Unfortunately there was no label near it so I’m not sure what it’s name is but it is such a pretty flower.

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posted by davek on Mar 4

We went further down California avenue to the Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission and found a tree with larger flowers. To bloom these trees must lose all or most of their leaves and the winter must be cold enough. In Japan “Hanami” is the centuries old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura.

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posted by davek on Mar 3

Here is a close up of one of the cherry blossoms. Today there are over 500 trees scattered throughout Wahiawa.  Some were planted by Japan’s Price Hitachi, who donated trees to Leilehua High School. The trees which are known for their stunning blooms in Japan and Washington D.C. seem to do well in Wahiawa. Wahiawa seems to be just cool enough in the winter to allow the trees to bloom.  More in this tomorrow.

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