Lavender, Buddhas and Flowers

Ali'i Kula Lavender farm

lavender farm sign

Ali’i Chang, a Chinese-Hawaiian gardener and farmer bought a Protea farm in 1989 in Kula on the slopes of the dormant volcano Haleakala. In 2001 he planted the first lavender on his farm. That farm now boasts 55,000 lavender plants in 45 different varieties. You can go to the Ali’I Kula Lavender farm web site and buy lavender jelly, lavender soap, lavender seasoning and lavender dryer bags. During my visit I enjoyed a lavender scone with some lavender tea. Ali’I envisioned his farm not just as a place to produce lavender products but as a site for “Sustainable Aloha.” He passed away in 2011 and his son Koa has maintained both the farm and his father’s legacy.

The lavender

Ali'i Kula lavender farm

The buddhas

Ali'i Kula lavender farm

The flowers

angel trumpet

The Angel Trumpet is apparently halucinagenic (I didn’t try it)

 

Ali'i Kula lavender farm

Bonsai avocado tree

Ali'i Kula lavender farm

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7 Responses to Lavender, Buddhas and Flowers

  1. Donna Janke says:

    Ali’i Kula looks like a beautiful, peaceful place.

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  2. I think this is part of a Robert’s Hawaiian excursion I was eyeing for next year. Looks like a great place!

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  3. Lyn Douglas says:

    Lavender. Hawaii. Buddha. How very lovely

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  4. pjlazos says:

    I hope Hawaii is still around so I can see for myself!

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  5. reocochran says:

    This really looks quite restful and would smell heavenly, Ken. Smiles, Robin 🌞 💮

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  6. Anarette says:

    We just came back from the Big Island and loved it. Want to visit Maui too.

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