Plants of Hawaii: How to Grow Them

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Hawaii is a perfect place for gardeners islands where almost any plant will thrive year round. Plants of Hawaii-How to Grow Them explores this verdant environment, examining both ornamental and food plants common to gardens in Hawaii. This easy-to-read book contains a description of each plant and its origins, as well as information about propagation, culture, and pest control. The latest edition of this gardening classic includes a new chapter on Integrated Pest Management, earth-friendly recipes for pest control and a list of gardening resources. New chapters on Hibiscus and Heliconia have been added. Photos by award-winning photographer Jack Jeffrey will enhance the reader s experience. Whether planting ornamentals for artistic expression or enjoying home-grown food for nutrition, sustainability, and economics, let Plants of Hawaii-How to Grow Them be your guide. Many old-time gardeners are familiar with Fortunato Teho s writing. For over a quarter century he was considered one of the most influential gardening experts in Hawaii. The late Mr. Teho s gardening column, radio and TV broadcasts were avidly followed by plant lovers throughout the state from the late 1940 s until his passing in 1986. Today, Fortunato Teho s diligent work continues to be recognized as an important resource. The detailed information contained in Plants of Hawaii-How to Grow Them remains relevant and timeless. As befits a classic, the original text has been reproduced with only minor updates to include new information on disease and pest control, and new insights on plant culture and current horticultural practices.

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FORTUNATO TEHO was for over a quarter-century Hawaii s gardening expert. Through his newspaper columns, radio and television broadcasts, personal appearances and best-selling book Plants of Hawaii-How to Grow Them, Teho s influence on home gardening throughout the islands was unparalleled from the late 1940 s until his death in 1986. Teho was also the first naturalized Filipino-American citizen in Hawaii; the first Filipino graduate of the University of Hawaii; a graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute and their Man of the Year; a winner of many awards for public service and garden writing, including the prestigious Garden Communicator s Award. Teho was loved and revered by his family and the public at large for his warmth, good humor and accessibility. Upon his death, it was said, he was a memorable man and few have done as much to keep Hawaii beautiful and productive. From Fortunato Teho s Hawaii Gardens by Corinne Villa-Riese and Ted Riese Royalties from the sales of Plants of Hawaii will be used to support the Susannah and Fortunato Teho Scholarship Fund at the University of Hawaii.

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