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Whimsical retreat

  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Elissa Yellin and her husband, Albert, have a garden and greenhouse filled with rare plants from South America and Africa, with a penchant for exotic succulents. The Yellins with one of their dogs, Jaz, in their greenhouse.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Elissa Yellin and her husband, Albert, have a garden and greenhouse filled with rare plants from South America and Africa, with a penchant for exotic succulents. Shown here is a Fockea plant.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Elissa Yellin walks around her garden, which represents her “personal palette.”
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Pupukea residents Albert Yellin and his wife, Elissa, have a unique garden filled with plants they have collected over the years from around the world. Shown here is a red bloom from a Calliandra.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Pupukea residents Albert Yellin and his wife, Elissa, have a unique garden filled with plants they have collected over the years from around the world. Shown here are angel's trumpets.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    The Yellins’ garden serves as a journal of their life. The tall Moringa drouhardii, center right, is dubbed the “Dr. Seuss tree” or “Seussaly” by the Yellins because it features a branch that is bent over in a whimsical way.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Pupukea resident Elissa Yellin loves tropicals but wanted to look beyond common plants.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Pupukea resident Albert Yellin is mostly fascinated with cactuses and plants that take on bizarre shapes.

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