Hospitable Hawaii opens its arms to thousands of tropical and semi-tropical plant species in its many public and private gardens. To get you ready for Hawaii: Islands of Aloha, here are some photos of tropical beauties from the 2010 and 2011 Shows.
Terrific tropicals are also good plant companions in colder climates—in greenhouses and in flower arrangements, on windowsills, in containers, and in the landscape. Grow some as annuals, winter others indoors. You’ll find hundreds of tropical inspirations at Hawaii: Islands of Aloha, March 4-11, 2012. For more information or to order tickets online, visit http://www.theflowershow.com/