In A Vase on Monday-Borrowed Aloha


Sunday afternoon I found myself in a wine tasting room near the top of Haleakala, a brooding dormant volcano on the Island of Maui in Hawaii. The time change is a bit significant between Hawaii and the UK, but I think it probably is already Monday in the UK so I decided to borrow these vases for my post.

These are Queen Emma Crinum Lilies cut from the grounds of Maui Wine, located in Ulupalakua in the Upcountry of Maui. Another vase on the bar held Anthuriums, also from the grounds. The bar itself is 20 feet long and made from slices of an old Mango tree. Probably my favorite bar ever and the wines are pretty good. I bought 3 bottles. Call me girly, I like the Pineapple Wine.



The winery grows grapes and produces wine from grapes and pineapples. It is situated below a cloud forest of (among other things) Eucalyptus, Norfolk Pines and purple flowering Jacaranda trees. The tasting room is set in a lovely garden, Jade Vines cascade from a pergola, Agapanthus line the walkways, and tropical perennial beds surround  a ring of wood sculptures emulating hula dancers.  A misty rain was falling as we made our way up the mountain into the clouds. When the clouds part, the views of the coast sprawling below are spectacular.

Soon we will be packing up to head back to our slightly less tropical paradise in South Florida. I have seen some wildly tropical plants here and will be posting more pictures later this week.




31 comments on “In A Vase on Monday-Borrowed Aloha

  1. Chloris says:

    What an amazing place. I love the crinums, I have never seen ones like them. The Mango bar is amazing and the Jade vine. Wow! It sounds as if you are having a wonderful time, I am looking forward to seeing more of Hawai’ s horticultural delights. I thought of you when I read about the hurricane in Florida. I hope you were unaffected.


    • Hawaii is an amazing place – you would love it, plants are wild. The hurricane in Florida was a few hundred miles north of my house, neighbor let me know we got a beneficial rain! Two hurricanes passed by Hawaii since we have been here, no problem and very little rain.

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  2. Lucky you! I’ve been wanting to go back to Hawaii since becoming a gardener.


  3. FlowerAlley says:

    I am so jealous. Have a safe trip home. No plant smuggling.

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  4. pbmgarden says:

    The Crinum Lilies are most unusual and make a great vase offering. Have fun, fun, fun. (Is that you in the photo?)

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  5. Kris P says:

    I am SO envious! My husband and I used to go to Hawaii regularly but a problem with severe vertigo (my husband’s, not mine) has put a halt to flights across the sea. Maui was a frequent destination and we always made a trip up to Haleakala when we were there, stopping to visit the protea gardens on the way back down.

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  6. Cathy says:

    What an amazing bloom – and bar top, and wine too by the sound of it! Enjoy the rest of your trip. Glad the hurricane missed your property (and garden of course!)

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  7. cyndilenz says:

    awesome blog! I feel like I am there with you!


  8. Each week your post gets more exotic! Hawaii looks beautiful too.


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