The Book of Bromeliads
and Hawaiian Tropical Flowers
BY: Ronald W. Parkhurst - Hanalei Nursery
What is a Bromeliad? Bromeliads (Bro-me'-le-ad's) belong to a specific plant family.
Bromeliaceae, with almost 3,000 species and are indigenous to South America up
to the Southern United States. The pineapple is the most recognized and only
What makes Bromeliads the number one choice in plants for interiorscaping,
landscaping and floral arrangements? The long lasting blooms and attractive
foliage! Not to mention the colors, shapes and sizes make many wonderful
combinations in any floral or garden settings. They are easy to care for,
hardy and have dozens of varieties to choose from.
The new Bromeliad book titled: "The Book of Bromeliads and Hawaiian Tropical
Flowers", is a coffee table style book with a multitude of identification
(over 650). It is designed to give simple and informative information about
Bromeliads, along with names and picture identification. There are 17
chapters, including "History of Bromeliads", "Care of Bromeliads", "Pests of
Bromeliads", "Families of Bromeliads", "Floral arrangements of Bromeliads",
"Tropical Flowers", and "Hybrid Bromeliads". This will be your 216 page guide
to Bromeliads and the Bromeliad industry for products and services.
Ron Parkhurst, owner and founder, began Hanalei Nursery-Bromeliad Growers in
1990. Hanalei Nursery is located on the slopes of Mount Haleakela, the worlds
largest dormant volcano, on the island of Maui, in Hawaii. Ron, along with
Ron's mentor and teacher of Bromeliads, David Shiigi, have patented many
Bromeliads and together have a very large collection of Hybrid Bromeliads. Ron
is studying to become Hawaii's first certified Bromeliad judge and is sought
after for his award winning Bromeliad Displays, Bromeliad Hybrids, Driftwood
Bromeliad Trees, Bromeliad Garden Designs and Bromeliad Floral Arrangements. He
has written numerous Bromeliad articles for newspapers, magazines and trade
publications. Ron has also trademarked, 'Aquaponics'(tm), a new farm growing
system using a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, but that is another
The book is now available!
$39.95 per book
1) USPS, Book rate, 6 to 8 weeks delivery, includes insurance and
2) USPS, Priority, 3 to 5 days delivery, includes insurance and confirmation,
3) Foreign to most destinations (ask for quote) 7 to 10 days delivery,
(C) Ronald W. Parkhurst 1999 , "All Rights Reserved
To order "The Book of Bromeliads and
Hawaiian Tropical Flowers", please mail your name, address, phone number
and a Check, Cashiers Check / Money Order, made payable to:
Pacific Isle Publishing Company
P.O. Box 827
Makawao, Hawaii 96768
Credit card orders for the Book of Bromeliads
can be done on line at: www.BSI.org
and use the code "HN" when ordering.
Call between 8:00am and 5:00pm
(Monday through Friday)
Eastern Standard Time only. Saturday till noon.
The Book of
Bromeliads & Hawaiian Tropical Flowers is the Winner of Three Awards:
1.) "Garden Book of the Year" ...
Bay Area Independent Publishers Association
2.) "National Certificate of Merit" ... Writers Digest
3.) "Excellence in General Illustration & Photographic Books" ...
Hawaii Book Publishers Association.