Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Bright and Shiny Vireya...

This beauty is a Vireya, it is a kind of Rhododendron and they come in hundreds of colors and combinations as well as scented or unscented, big or small, tropical or not, etc...talk about a all purpose plant! They are very well suited for Hawaii and while this one happens to be growing in my friends yard the Vireya society has put together a wonderful planting at the Panaewa zoo in Hilo, its amazing what a handful of dedicated volunteers can do with a little time, a little space and lots of plants! Go here for some more info on this prolific and rewarding plant.

2 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Such beautiful plants in the tropical world do not live long here where we live but we try anything now and then. I like your post today.

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lv2scpbk said...

Pretty flowers. Nice shot.