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                                Keith Schultz poses with bonsai plants and and a slab that will be used to create a bonsai forest at this year’s Kunia Orchid Show.

Art of bonsai on display at Orchid Show

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                                Keith Schultz poses with bonsai plants and and a slab that will be used to create a bonsai forest at this year’s Kunia Orchid Show.

Updated on  March 19, 2017 at 4:42 pm
A forest of dwarfed ironwood trees will take shape at the 63rd annual Kunia Orchid Show. Read More
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                                Biserka Cikes’ hillside garden has a secret getaway spot behind her.

Aiea linguist creates colorful oasis

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                                Biserka Cikes’ hillside garden has a secret getaway spot behind her.

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm
When Biserka Cikes works in her Aiea garden, it’s as if she’s creating an artistic masterpiece. Everything is placed with intent to create depth, color and texture. Read More
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                                A Monarch butterfly rested on one of the plants in Walt Miyashiro’s garden.

Planting magic in Pearl City

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                                A Monarch butterfly rested on one of the plants in Walt Miyashiro’s garden.

Updated on  January 31, 2017 at 3:04 pm
Walt Miyashiro’s yard may appear manicured and lush, but he refers to himself as a “lazy gardener.” Read More
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                                Aucello’s children — Isabella, 12, and Luca, 10 — with the family’s chickens.

Array of food grows in ever-changing garden

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                                Aucello’s children — Isabella, 12, and Luca, 10 — with the family’s chickens.
When the Aucellos moved into their Wilhelmina Rise home, the backyard was a jumbled mess. Now their 5,000-square-foot yard boasts Swiss chard, a variety of lettuces, kale, eggplant, garlic, aloe and more. Read More
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                                A detail of mosaic work on a lava rock, one of Kobayashi’s creations.

A retiree’s creativity surrounds his Kaimuki home

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A detail of mosaic work on a lava rock, one of Kobayashi’s creations.

Updated on  October 21, 2016 at 6:45 pm
Victor Kobayashi’s garden delights the senses. It’s a vision of chaotic beauty, with colorful pathways, patterned mosaic walls and lushplants. The display he’s created can be mesmerizing. Read More
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                                Retired teachers Calvin and Sherry Abe pose in their Mililani home garden with a dendrobium named after Sherry: the Den Sherry Abe.

Mililani couple finds joy in sharing and cultivating orchids

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Retired teachers Calvin and Sherry Abe pose in their Mililani home garden with a dendrobium named after Sherry: the Den Sherry Abe.

Updated on  October 9, 2016 at 7:46 pm
Calvin and Sherry Abe may have retired from their teaching careers, but their passion for growing orchids has inspired them to continue sharing what they know. Read More
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                                Takumi Tashima holds a bunch of mountain apples picked from a tree in his yard. The 82-year-old veteran’s garden is filled with flowers and fruit trees.

Retiree fulfills childhood dream by cultivating food plants

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                                Takumi Tashima holds a bunch of mountain apples picked from a tree in his yard. The 82-year-old veteran’s garden is filled with flowers and fruit trees.
As a boy growing up near the old Aiea Sugar Mill, Takumi Tashima often admired the fruit trees and vegetable gardens his neighbors grew. Their bounty always inspired his imagination. Read More
 
 
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Roy Yamashiroya’s Salt Lake home features dozens of bonsai, including fruiting plants such as tangerine, Meyer lemon, calamansi, lime and starfruit trees. He uses aluminum wire to shape the plants.

Master gardener finds peace in meticulous care of bonsai trees

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Roy Yamashiroya’s Salt Lake home features dozens of bonsai, including fruiting plants such as tangerine, Meyer lemon, calamansi, lime and starfruit trees. He uses aluminum wire to shape the plants.
Roy Yamashiroya found a lifelong hobby after viewing a bonsai exhibit at Ala Moana Center more than 25 years ago. As he admired the intricate miniature plants, he knew he wanted to grow them. Read More
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                                Stanley Morita stands in the front portion of his plant-and-sculpture garden at his Kalihi home.

Retired electrician’s garden is guarded by statues

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                                Stanley Morita stands in the front portion of his plant-and-sculpture garden at his Kalihi home.

Updated on  June 26, 2016 at 8:15 pm
Stanley Morita spent years pursuing his career as an electrician. But during his evenings and weekends off, he found a way to channel his inner artist by creating an eclectic statue garden at his Kalihi home. Read More
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                                Judy Hidano holds an anthurium.

‘Hobby’ blossoms into collection of nearly 2,000 orchids

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                                Judy Hidano holds an anthurium.

Updated on  June 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm
Judy Hidano treats her orchid plants like children. She spends hours in her garden, talking to them and pruning, repotting and nurturing their delicate flowers. Read More
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                                George West has transformed the narrow spaces surrounding his home in Kapahulu into areas for multiple garden retreats. Pictured are the entryway garden and patio area.

Kapahulu man makes the most of the little area he has

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                                George West has transformed the narrow spaces surrounding his home in Kapahulu into areas for multiple garden retreats. Pictured are the entryway garden and patio area.

Updated on  May 2, 2016 at 1:16 am
Retiree George West doesn’t have a lot of yard at his Kapahulu home, but wherever he found an inch of space, he planted something green. Read More
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                                David and Cindy Cheever enjoy a picnic in their garden with David’s Bik-Nic invention — a bike converted for picnicking.

Gardening couple finds respite in hobby

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                                David and Cindy Cheever enjoy a picnic in their garden with David’s Bik-Nic invention — a bike converted for picnicking.

Updated on  April 10, 2016 at 8:23 pm
David Cheever doesn’t have a huge yard at his home in Pauoa, below Pacific Heights, but he made smart use of the available space to create a peaceful oasis with separate garden areas to enjoy with his wife, Cindy. There’s even a stand-alone garden room ideal for reading or taking a nap. Read More
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                                Plant specialist Nathan Miranda in the greenhouse at Waiahole Botanicals, a family-run nursery in Kaneohe, with Rhapis palms at left and birdnest anthurium at right.

Waiahole Botanicals helps build successful landscapes

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Plant specialist Nathan Miranda in the greenhouse at Waiahole Botanicals, a family-run nursery in Kaneohe, with Rhapis palms at left and birdnest anthurium at right.

Updated on  March 21, 2016 at 1:58 am
It’s easy to miss Waiahole Botanicals while driving along Kamehameha Highway on the Windward side, especially when one’s gaze tends to drift toward the ocean. The family-run nurserysits on 4-1/2 acres on the mauka side of the highway about 7 miles north of Kaneohe. Read More
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                                Horticulturalist and Hawaiian fern expert Kay Lynch works in one of her research greenhouses at La‘au Hawai‘i, her nonprofit nursery. She is pictured among hapuu pulu tree ferns.

Horticulturist dedicates her life to the delicate fern

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Horticulturalist and Hawaiian fern expert Kay Lynch works in one of her research greenhouses at La‘au Hawai‘i, her nonprofit nursery. She is pictured among hapuu pulu tree ferns.

Updated on  January 26, 2016 at 10:06 am
At a broad work table beneath the dappled sunlight on her lanai, Kay Lynch examines the beginnings of a palapalai fern, its tender roots and fronds nestled inside a glass flask. Read More

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