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Garden surprises abound at Windward home


Updated on  September 10, 2017 at 5:54 pm
“A garden should be fun, have secret places and surprises around the corner,” says retired nurse Elizabeth Keller. Although a banyan tree towers over her 1.5-acre property, there are many other sights to behold in her garden. Read More

Hodgepodge of greenery thrives in Nuuanu garden


Updated on  August 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Don’t let Beatrice Caringer’s age and petite size fool you — the 94-year-old Nuuanu resident, whose purple hair matches her personality, is a whirlwind in her yard. Read More

Gardening nourishes soul, ohana in Aiea


Updated on  June 26, 2017 at 2:36 pm
Sophia Pahio’s cheerful attitude is apparent as she works in her Aiea garden, so it’s no wonder her plants are thriving and look so healthy and happy, too. Read More

Local landscaper’s attention focuses on special client


Updated on  June 14, 2017 at 12:35 am
Leland Miyano has created gardens for Bishop Museum and the East-West Center in Manoa, along with many private estates, but one of his most discerning clients is his mom. Read More

Students’ skills grow along with gardens


Updated on  May 14, 2017 at 7:58 pm
Wedged between the concrete jungle of Waikiki and the fenced-in wilds of the Honolulu Zoo lies a fertile patch of green and tiny ponds of golden tilapia. Read More
 

Carver turns Makakilo yard into a South Seas oasis


Updated on  April 29, 2017 at 11:29 pm
A Makakilo man transforms his suburban surroundings into an exotic garden of tropical plants and Polynesian motifs. Read More

Palolo resident enjoys creativity, challenges of gardening


Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 4:58 pm
Fran Butera spent much of her 25-year career as a graphic designer confined within an office. When she turned 50, she was ready for something new. Read More

Container gardens perk up tiny spaces


Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:16 pm
Easy-care cactuses and other succulents are a good choice when space is limited because they don’t require a lot of watering. Read More
 

Art of bonsai on display at 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

Aiea linguist creates colorful oasis


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

Planting magic in Pearl City


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

Array of food grows in ever-changing garden

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

A retiree’s creativity surrounds his Kaimuki home


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

Mililani couple finds joy in sharing and cultivating orchids


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

Retiree fulfills childhood dream by cultivating food plants

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

Master gardener finds peace in meticulous care of bonsai trees

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

Retired electrician’s garden is guarded by statues


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

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


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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