One of the most common heart-shaped plants in Hawai'i is the anthurium. These simple flowers grow in a variety of colors and sizes.
|White Anthurium in Vase|
Although my favorite anthuriums are red, this white with a blush of pink has its own distinct elegance.
|Pink Anthuriums in Entryway|
And who can deny that pink anthuriums help make this a charming place to stop and rest?
One of my friends gave me a beautiful book on Hawaiian flowers. Published in 1943, the book is a collection of lithographs and verses like the ones below.
|Lithograph by T. J. Mundorff|
Red Chinese Lacquer
Each wax-like, wrinkled line
Molded in dreams centuries old.
You've sacrificed your fragrance
To other flowers,
And held an unforgettable beauty
All your own.
Raymond A. Stewart, Jr.