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  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Allison Holland stands on her home’s stairway that leads to the garden below. She and her husband, Charles “Chico” Holland, completed their new house and garden in 2004. Their home and spectacular terraced garden in Tantalus provide a panoramic view of the city. “I just put everything I loved out there,” she said. “I like a mixture and lots of flowers, lots of color.”
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    Allison and Charles “Chico” Holland sit in the shade of their fern trees.
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    A vireya rhododendron is one of the many flowers in their garden.
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    A belladonna datura flower is one of the plants found in the Holland's garden.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    The Hollands do all of their own garden work except for cutting the lawn. Chico, pictured with his flowering traveler’s plant, harvests bamboo in the lower portions of the garden and makes his own fences and handrails for the garden.

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