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‘Ti guy’ builds oasis of Zen

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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.
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A rare miniature ti named “blushing bride,” which turns pink in the winter.
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Miniature ti “Amazing Grace”
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One of the small waterfalls that run through Yearian's garden.
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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.
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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.