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Serene surroundings

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    A number of koi, including one named Baby that has grown from 1 inch to 2 feet long, live in a pond in Betty and Tony Borge's garden at their Punaluu home. The centerpiece of the garden is a carved stone lantern brought in from Tachikawa, Japan.
  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    Some of the colorful flowers that grow in the garden. Betty Borge picks fresh blooms daily.
  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    The Japanese-influenced garden at the Borge home serves as a peaceful place to rest and enjoy meals.
  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    Pokey the Russian tortoise dines on carrots. A family of turtles also resides in the Borges' garden.
  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    Betty Borge points out red grapes on the vine she purchased as a starter at Walmart about 11 years ago.

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