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Nature nurtured

A lush backyard becomes an extended living space for a Kaneohe couple

By Steven Mark

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 06, 2014

~~<p>&quot;Wait a minute, that's not even the real garden,&quot; said Duck Gambill, as a visitor admires the lush vegetation, thick with palm trees, cactuses and other plants that grow along the driveway to his Kaneohe home.</p>
<p>True enough, once in the backyard, the garden, carefully and naturally nurtured by Gambill and his wife, Ulu, for more than 40 years, literally springs to life &mdash; and that's not even taking into account the sculptures of fish, birds and other critters that decorate the place. Flowering plants, fruit trees, ferns and spices all have found a home in the garden. Even the air, already heavy with the moisture of Windward Oahu, is thick with the humidity and fragrance of growing plants.</p>
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"Wait a minute, that's not even the real garden," said Duck Gambill, as a visitor admires the lush vegetation, thick with palm trees, cactuses and other plants that grow along the driveway to his Kaneohe home.

True enough, once in the backyard, the garden, carefully and naturally nurtured by Gambill and his wife, Ulu, for more than 40 years, literally springs to life — and that's not even taking into account the sculptures of fish, birds and other critters that decorate the place. Flowering plants, fruit trees, ferns and spices all have found a home in the garden. Even the air, already heavy with the moisture of Windward Oahu, is thick with the humidity and fragrance of growing plants. Login for more...



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