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Farm-Fresh Proteas

Here are MORE flowers for sale at Long's Drugstore--buckets of proteas. Proteas are an another flower grown on Maui and shipped all over the world.

According to Wikipedia: "The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms."

I love proteas, and one of the best places to find protea bouquets cheaply is alongside the roadside in areas like Kula, Huelo, and Hana where there is an honor system in place. You simply put your monies into a safe or a bin located at the stand and select your bouquet.

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Blogger angela said...

So does the honour system work? Most people are honest but you only need one to mess it up.
I see Proteas for sale in the flower market in Nice.

November 18, 2008  
Blogger JM said...

I've seen many proteas at the Cape peninsula (South Africa) where they are endemic, but those are gorgeous too!

November 18, 2008  
Blogger Olivier said...

je ne connaissais pas cette fleur, mais elle est très belle, alors merci pour la bouquet en photo.
I did not know this flower, but it is very beautiful, so thank you for the bouquet pictured.

November 18, 2008  

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