Our final Tropical Treasures photo submission comes from Cathy D. Last October Cathy went to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii to watch her son compete in the Ironman World Championship. Afterward the entire family stayed around another week to enjoy all Hawaii has to offer. Below are some of the pictures from the unforgettable family trip.
Thanks to Mark K. we have a great photo of a big banyan tree on the Big Island. And we mean big!
At PHS we have a plan to Plant One Million trees, but I don’t think we’d ever meet this goal if we were working with these behemoths!
Will any of this year’s exhibits incorporate the banyan? Find out yourself at the Flower Show, March 4 – 11 , 2012.
Flower Show fan Brian G. went to Hawaii and brought back these truly breathtaking photos. They make me wish I was there right now!
Do you have photos of Hawaii to share? Help get everyone excited for Islands of Aloha by sending images and memories to email@example.com.
If the video inspired you to want to become a Tree Tender, you’re in luck. We are pleased to announce that a session is less than two weeks away! The two-part training will be held at PHS on Saturday, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28 from 8:30 am – 1 pm. The class fee is $25.
Tree Tenders training will cover tree biology, identification, planting, proper care, and working within your community. Plus, Tree Tenders counts for ISA, PA LA, Act 48 and PLNA credit.
So learn how to better yourself and better your community. Register before it’s too late!
Need a break from holiday shopping? Want to do something fun, creative, and (gasp!) educational? Then make sure you take a gander at this list of Gardening Events In & Around Philadelphia.
There is a Green Get Together at the Delaware Center for Horticulture, Winter Native Plant Walk at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, DIY holiday workshops at Bartram’s Garden, and much more.
If you want a family outing that even the little ones will enjoy, we have this list of December Events for Children & Family. Highlights include Teeny Tiny Trackers: The Colors of Winter at the Tyler Arboretum and All Star Week at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (which includes Dinosaur Day, Butterfly Day and Weird-Things-in-a-Jar Day).
Enjoy the final month of 2011!
As I sat along Waikiki Beach, I was struck by the number of surfers who put leis on a statue of a man near the beach’s entrance. It wasn’t until I asked around that I found out that the statue depicted Duke Kahanamoku, a legendary surfer who won five Olympic Medals. Ever since the placement of a statue, surfers have been paying homage to Duke by putting a lei around the statue’s neck—hoping he will protect them from rough surf. By the end of the day, every day, the statue is covered in beautiful leis.
Duke is credited for popularizing the sport of surfing. The video below chronicles his amazing accomplishments—check it out!