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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM David Yearian is a ti plant expert who cultivates his own varieties and other hybrids in his extensive garden in Waimanalo. Yearian developed the tis surrounding him, naming the hybrid after his grandmother Theresa.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM A rare miniature ti named “blushing bride,” which turns pink in the winter.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Miniature ti “Amazing Grace”
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM One of the small waterfalls that run through Yearian's garden.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM David Yearian’s extensive garden in Waimanalo is named Maluhia, which means peace, quiet and serenity in Hawaiian. His pet Jack Russell terrier, Jaquelin, has a complete run of the garden.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM A Japanese bell sits next to a teahouse that is Yearian’s favorite place to relax. It was built by his partner, Antonio Muniz, from reclaimed wood.