Ohai Greeting Card
The Isabella Sinclair Collection greeting cards are museum-quality 5 x 7 cards, printed on very heavy stock using archival quality paper and inks. They are blank inside with a descriptive text printed on the back. The image and text are taken from Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands by Isabella Sinclair which was published in 1885. This book was the first to feature color plates of Hawaiian flowers and plants.
Here is an excerpt of the Sinclair text which is printed on the back of this card:
The Ohai is a beautiful shrub, bearing graceful clusters of dark orange-scarlet flowers. It is a rapid growing plant, attaining a height of eight to twelve feet in a single season. It grows freely from seed, making its appearance immediately after the first heavy autumn rains, and by the second month of spring it is in full bloom, and continues to blossom each spring for a few years, but the flowers are finest during the first season.
The Ohai was once plentiful, growing singly and in groves; but since the introduction of cattle, the plant has almost disappeared.
The Isabella Sinclair Collection Fine Art Greeting Cards can be found in the South Shore Visitor's Center of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and other select retail merchants on the island of Kauai.
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