About Jim and Lorie

Aloha and welcome to No Ka Oi Protea Farm

As farm owners and operators for the past 18 years ,Jim and Lorie Bolte strive to maintain excellence of their Maui growing and shipping business.

Lorie with a “catch of the day”

Jim oversees the growing ,maintaining and harvesting of this boutique farming operation, as well as hand picking many of the flower orders.

Lorie is truly hands on as receptionist, marketer, and shipping clerk along with hand selecting and arranging all of the fresh baskets. She is also an officer on the board of Hawaii Florist and Shippers Association which oversees many agricultural avenues for the State of Hawaii.


No Ka Oi Protea Farm is located in the upper elevations of East Maui in an area known as Kula. The warm days and cool nights provide the ultimate growing climate for these unusual flowers.

The Bolte’s planted their farm in 1990 and continue to rejuvenate with the latest varieties available while maintaining the old favorites. 

All shipments arrive with your personalized gift card enclosure

All shipment come with fast fact sheet which includes directions for keeping and drying of flowers. Gift box flowers come with water preservative to enhance their keeping power.

Flower shipments leave our farm here on Maui Mon. Tues or Wed. A.M. via FedEx to arrive to US destination in 48hours later. A Thursday ship out can be requested for an additional $15.00. In Hawaii there is no FedEx pickup on  either Sat. or Sunday.

There is a $25.00 surcharge for shipment to Alaska

15 thoughts on “About Jim and Lorie”

  1. I received one of your fresh bouquets and can’t believe how beautiful it is and how unique it is. I am so curious what each of these flowers are actually called and if you have info on each; just curious since they are so rare. Thank you!

  2. oh my! what a wonderful surprise to receive this arrangement today. so unusual and unique..and to know that not only does it lasts for weeks but can be dried to enjoy later down the road…so impressed that i will now be ordering these instead of the boring flowers available here…thank you for making a delightful day for me!

  3. What a wonderful 60th birthday gift that my friend Dawn ordered from your farm for me. I am a master gardener in Florida and I’m rarely stunned by the uniqueness and splendor of such a delightful flower arrangement. They arrived via fedex on my b’day Jan. 24th in perfect shape. Thanks for offering these rare flowers- they are pure delight. I hope to be successful drying them.

  4. we just love that fact that you are so nice …We called and placed 2 orders and they were reasonable and quick……..The gifts we gave were just loved by everyone……..thank you again for being who you are……

  5. My oh my….Two weeks later my Mother is still telling everyone about your “basket arrangement” that you sent to her for Mother’s Day. Timed perfectly, it arrived in glorious condition. She keeps marveling about how exotic and unique the flowers are and how beautifully arranged the colors of all the different flowers are and how they compliment each other. She was thrilled and I am so pleased. Mahalo Lorie!
    PS I met you at the Lahaina Civic Center crafts fair and I’m from Santa Fe, NM.

  6. Ordered proteas for my wife’s birthday in June. Everything was perfect! Prompt replies to questions, prompt delivery and gorgeous flowers. Some of them lastest for weeks, in fact the King Protea, Honey Comb Ginger, and Leucospermum are still on display. I have been ordering proteas from Hawaii for years. This is the first time ordering from No Ka Oi but it will not be the last. A real pleasure to do business with, True Aloha spirit! Hope to visit their farm in August. Mahalo nui loa

  7. After sending many arrangement from your farm, I received one!No wonder all those I send to call with expressions of sheer delight. The flowers are magnificent, and I intend to follow your drying instructions to prolong their presence in my home. Lorie and Jim, it is always such a delight to speak with you when placing my orders. I wish you continued success-you surely are spreading much needed beauty in this world of ours. Sending love,
    Marylyn Lamstein

  8. Aloha Lorie,
    My mother-in-law was absolutely thrilled with your beautiful flowers…she said they were an answer to her prayers!…she will be 90 on Sunday and just found out she has advanced colon cancer…we just want her last days filled with beauty and peace…thank you so much for helping us to do that!
    With gratitude and many thanks,
    Lindy and Nick Allen

  9. Lorie–You’ve done it again!!! Thank you so much for the magnificent protea arrangement. You called me to say it was going out and it was beautiful. But, it is BEAUTIFUL.
    I keep returning because you’ve earn my trust and my business. Thank YOU!!!

    Best regards from New Jersey

  10. What a breathtaking surprise from my dear friend. The arrangement is gorgeous, and I look forward to enjoying it for years to come!

  11. Jim & Lorie:
    Our arrangement just arrived (as promised) and it’s breathtaking as always. A little taste of paradise until we return. Of particular importance to me was the totally biodegradable packing material (I actually opened up and read some of the newspapers) so typical of the Hawaiian culture.

  12. Jim & Lorie:
    The spectacular protea arrangement arrived this afternoon in time for Mary’s birthday and our 54th anniversary on Sunday.
    Through the years the arrival of the protea always brings back the wonderful memories of our trips to Maui.

    Mahalo nui loa

  13. Jim and Lorie – Mahalo for your excellent service time by Fed Ex all the way to the East Coast island of Martha’s Vineyard, MA. I used to live on the west coast of Maui and knew that Kula climate was known for protea growing.**** My friend was delighted with a her colorful arrangement that she got to show off in her hair salon and via Facebook pics. The arrangement came exactly on the day of her father’s 103rd birthday ( heavenly rememberance). She enjoys growing her own flowers and has visited Maui and O’ahu before. Your detailed directions of proper care was beneficial.***You and your Farm staff truly live up to the name NoKaOi !!!! I will always be ordering from you and recommending you to others. Blessings

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