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Lillian Tamashiro, 83, likes to water the plants in Maluhia Adult Day Health Center's garden, which is right outside the facility's front door. The retired bartender had a stroke in January 2010 and can't tend to her vegetable garden like she used to, so caring for Maluhia's plants brings her joy.
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Antonio Bacani, 70, admits to having a "black thumb" but enjoys the serenity of Maluhia's garden. "I don't work in the garden, but I like to visit with friends when they come by,"?he said. "The water fountain is so relaxing."
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Richard Takara, known around Maluhia as the "bonsai master," prunes excess leaves and stems. He brings his own tools to work on the center's garden.