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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 10, 2010

Native, exotic plants among wide variety at Blaisdell

Advertiser Staff

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Brownea macrophylla, aka Rose of Venezuela, a tree native to tropical America, will be one of the offerings at today’s plant sale.

Lyon Arboretum photo

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Looking to grow your garden? Exotic fruit trees, roses, orchids, herbs, gingers, heliconias and tillandsias will be among the diverse offerings at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's Lyon Arboretum annual plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

A variety of nurseries will supply thousands of plants, including Native Hawaiian plants, flowering trees, ti, water lilies, succulents and hibiscus. There will also be advice from plant experts, keiki activities, as well as jams and jellies, local handicrafts, fresh haku lei and T-shirts for sale. Admission is $2.

Details: 988-0456 or www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.