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Native beauty abounds

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    Patty and Ken Kupchak have a garden at their Olomana home. There are many native Hawaiian plants. Kupchak also volunteers to restore plants at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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    Leaves from a Kau tree that is native to Hawaii.
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    Mountain naupaka, a native shrub, grows in the Kupchaks’ backyard.
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    Cluster of its fragrant flowers on a Alahee tree.
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    Patty seemingly coming out of a ohia forest that is actually just her front yard.
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    This is a lulu palm. Ken said it is the only palm native to Hawaii.
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    Mangoes from a tree in their front yard. They said it's not a very good year for mangoes.
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    Ohia blossoms.

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