Native Hawaiian Plants: Species, Use and Common Problems in Landscapes

Date Tuesday 28th September 2010
Place Maui Community Service Bldg
next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
Time Pupus will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7:00.

Pupus and soft drinks served.

Our speaker this month is Ann Emmsley from the University of Hawaii, Maui Campus. She an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Agriculture & Natural Resources Program.

Selecting and incorporating native plants into the landscape is increasingly requested from clients. The added cultural links they provide helps create a garden that has roots to the islands that transcend our occupation of them. Ann will review a variety of native plants and examine their uses in landscapes as groundcovers, shrubs, trees or specimen plants. She will highlight other landscape aspects such as flowers, leaf color, texture and growth habits. Requirements of climate, fertility and soil type will also be covered. Problem pests and possible controls will be examined.

Many of you may have taken a class or two from Ann in the past, so join us as she shares her knowledge of our indigenous plants.