Growing Native Hawaiian Plants: A How-to Guide for the Gardener

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Bess Press, Apr 1, 2005 - Gardening - 104 pages
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Horticulturist and gardening columnist Heidi Bornhorst provides practical advice for growing 75 plants-33 of them new to this edition. A section on basic techniques includes growing plants from cuttings or seeds, air-layering, grafting, watering, xeriscaping, transplanting, fertilizing, pruning, and water gardening. Sections on ground covers, grasses and sedges, shrubs, vines, trees, and ferns explain the care and use of individual plants and describe each plant's importance in Hawaiian culture. Photos illustrate the features of the plants and their use in the landscape.
 

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Very helpful, easy to read, geared to amateurs like me.

Contents

Xeriscaping with Natives
6
Pruning
14
PaiuoHiiiaka
20
Shrubs
35
Ferns
61
Ekaha
67
Moa
73
Lonomea
79
Loulu
87
Lama
89
Papala kepau
102
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About the author (2005)

Heidi Leianuenue Bornhorst is Landscape Director for the Hale Koa Hotel and runs a horticultural consulting business that specializes in landscaping with native Hawaiian plants and xeriphytic landscapes. She writes a gardening column for the Honolulu Advertiser, and her television feature “The Morning Garden” appears on the early morning news on KITV, Channel 4.

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