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Multiple Leis for Mariko’s Graduation Day!

Congratulations to Mariko on her graduation and accomplishments! It was a pleasure to make sure she was full of ALOHA on her graduation with honors from Occidental College!   Share...

Graduation Leis – Hawaiian & Thai Orchids...

It is almost the end of May, and graduations have begun!  Our special orchid refrigerator is stocked with both Thai and Hawaiian orchids so that we can provide the custom leis that you have come to expect. Some information about our orchids: The Thai orchids are larger than the Hawaiian orchids, and most of you will be familiar with the purple and white standard leis that you buy at most places.  This Thai orchid is called Bombay (and we have another deep purple called Red Bull) which we use as base colors when making multi-colored leis.   Our refrigerator also holds ‘mokara’ orchids from Thailand in shades of orange, yellow, pink and red.  These are smaller orchids, and we use them as accent colors with the purples. The Hawaiian orchids are more delicate, but still make beautiful leis. They are all dendrobium orchids and come in shades of lavender, green, white and dark purple. Don’t forget we can also add plumeria (yellow) or tuberose (white) blooms to add a fabulous tropical scent to your lei!!!   Share...

Order Graduation Leis Now!

Graduations have already begun!!!  Barb and Robyn are planning to bring in many extra orchid blooms to accommodate all of your orders for graduation leis.  We highly recommend that you pre-order a lei by calling or Emailing us as soon as possible – that way we can guarantee that your specific requests can be met.  We plan on bringing in plumeria blooms from Hawaii, and we can add a few to your lei for a heavenly scent!!  Tuberose season has just begun, and a few blooms of this wonderful white flower can also add a tropical flavor! Our leis range in price from $35.00 to $60.00 – depending on the color you choose, and whether you want to add plumeria or tuberose. Please refer to our website Leis page for ideas.  Green ti-leaf leis are also available, starting at $30.00. Congratulations to all Graduates, and we look forward to making your day even more special! Aloha, Barb and Robyn   Share...

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new Island Home and Garden website!   Barb and Robyn invite you to enjoy our updated pictures online, or come and see us at the store and experience the true tropical atmosphere that attracts our return customers.  The new season of fresh tuberose is about to begin, and the fragrance will remind you of your visits to Hawaii. Island Home and Garden is the only store in Santa Cruz that creates leis for any occasion, and we look forward to customizing a lei for the graduate in your family.  Orchids come in from Thailand and Hawaii in many exotic colors, and you can select the style from our ‘lei’ section on the website. Barb and Robyn can also create a lei made out of Ti leaves from Hawaii, a traditional choice for many bridegrooms and male graduates. Share...