Garden Tour

Pretty Plants to Remember the Beauty Around Us.

I have been meaning to post this for a long time but when my computer went belly up several months back it was put on hold.  In March I visited an amazing place on Oahu if you enjoy gardens and flowers called Foster Garden.  I always wanted to take my family there as I remember going on field trips there as a kid and it probably started my love of flowers.  Right now Oahu is having major conflicts with locals and tourists since the reopening caused the island to be flooded with tourists.  Usually, that would be a welcome thing but the tourists coming have been much less respectful of local culture and invaded private areas like they own them.  The great thing about this spot is very few tourists find it and usually it is not too crowded so you can find your zen place and peace in the city.  I am not a plant expert so can’t identify most of these but I wanted to give you my view of the beauty of this place. The sights and smells of this magical place are well worth checking out if you ever visit Honolulu.

One of the most unique plants of the whole garden is the Cannonball Tree, it grows coconut looking cannonballs that get up to 12″ in size.

You definitely don’t want to be hit by a falling cannonball!
Breadfruit was a staple of the ancient Hawaiian’s diet…I don’t recommend it.
Aloe is super common and as a kid when I would get a cut, my mom would tell me to go break off a piece of aloe and rub it on the cut.
The Gold Dust Day Gecko or Madagascar lizard is not a native of Hawaii. It found it’s way to the islands in the 80’s as did so many of the current inhabitants.
This little guy had my attention, I hoped to catch him when he caught a bug land on this flower but unfortunately that didn’t happen. Still these were some of my favorite images of my whole trip.
This Brown Anole is a local and is known to eat other lizards including the above little guy.

Mahalo for making it all the way to the end of my garden tour. I have a few garden tours coming up if this goes over well. Enjoy your weekend and get out there and enjoy the beauty this planet has to offer while you still can.



  1. …thanks for this…the pics look great & I’d certainly be hoping you find time for more

    …literally brightened up my day

  2. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Bonus stars for the lizards


  3. These are amazing! I think I can smell them from here – just east of Atlanta.

  4. Whoa – I needed that! Do you know the name of the orange into purple plant in photo 4? And might I use it as a screen background? Really wonderful, @Loveshaq!

      • Send me a private message if you want a higher res version.

  5. Outstanding photos, @Loveshaq! Thanks for posting these.

  6. The orchids look great. Those are such crazy plants, and you can see why they make people do crazy things to get them.

    • My wife has a bunch of orchids and I love to take pictures of them.  I will do a post on them one of these days.  They are very temperamental plants and the slightest change can piss them off.  We have great success with them in a garden window over our sink in the kitchen facing south.  It gets lots of sun and they love the steam when I am dumping hot water or making rice.  Right now my obsession is Dahlias which we are only growing for the second year.  They are crazy beautiful right now.

  7. nice pics!
    thanks for sharing

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