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Bonsai haven

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    John and Joni Arafiles enjoy their Tantalus garden, which includes more than 100 plants, sculptures and pagodas.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Taking care of plants is now John Arafiles' main hobby after retiring as a software engineering manager. "I gardened before but not to this extent. The most difficult part about bonsai is having the time and patience to develop the trees," he said.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    John Arafiles' garden is filled with a variety of bonsai plants.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    "I like to call the garden my bonsai haven, like a refuge from the harsh world -- somewhere to escape the realities of the real world," Arafiles said.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    John Arafiles' garden is filled with a variety of bonsai plants.

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