Quantcast

Tuesday, September 30, 2014         

Garden Party Premium

Diana Rice spends countless hours tending to her self-watering container gardens at her Niu Valley home — not because she has to, but because she loves it.

You could say that Errol and Nancy Rubin aren't afraid of heights, given that their garden is basically a straight climb up more than 125 steps. Their multilevel home in Enchanted Lake, Kailua, is right up against a large hillside.

When Mitchel and Laverne Apo take a walk in their Pauoa neighborhood, it's not only to get exercise, but to see what treasures they might find.

As the son of a family that worked the land, Sam Kakazu Jr. learned the art of repurposing long before it was trendy. "As farmers it's difficult to make money, so one man's trash is another man's treasure," he said.

Kenneth and Patty Kupchak of Kai­lua are lifelong hikers, so it was only natural that their garden reflect the flora they appreciate along the trails.

Meg Lin is not afraid to pick up power tools and get her hands dirty. She's built raised-bed garden plots at her Manoa Valley home, created a three-step composting system, made a rain catchment system to save water, set up a worm composting bin for food scraps, and more.

From the moment you step into the garden in front of the Slater home in Pacific Heights, you're drawn in. Perhaps it's the colorful orchids growing on top of the rock wall on the left, or the broad staghorn fern slung from a tree, or the way the concrete pavers skip along a green lawn leading up to a white gate.


Star-Advertiser Print Replica
What is a Print Replica?

The Print Replica of the newspaper is a page-by-page replica of the day's printed newspaper - including all stories, sections, photos and ads - not including advertiser preprints - in PDF like form. It can be viewed on your computer's web browser, iPad, iPhone and some e-Readers.



Print Replica FAQ's »
Driving Fore A Cure
American Diabetes Association conducted its 20th annual “Driving Fore A Cure” golf tournament earlier this year at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club. Read More »
 
Hawaii Job Corp Turns 50
Hawaii Job Corps Center recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Job Corps program with a ceremony and reception at its Waimanalo center. Read More »
 

Most Popular