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Waiahole Botanicals helps build successful landscapes

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    Bees buzz around an agave plant. The nursery grows a wide range of plants that work well in Hawaii gardens.

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    In the greenhouse, under shade cloth, are exotic plants like this variety of Freycinetia.

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    Plant specialist Nathan Miranda in the greenhouse at Waiahole Botanicals, a family-run nursery in Kaneohe, with Rhapis palms at left and birdnest anthurium at right.

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    A large bell made from parts of a castoff sand crusher from a local cement company hangs from reused curbstones.

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    Waiahole Botanicals, a family-run nursery in Kaneohe, has a multitude of ti plants of different varieties under shade cloth.

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    Waiahole Botanicals, a family-run nursery in Kaneohe, has scores of plants including hapu’u under shade cloth.

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    Waiahole Botanicals, a family-run nursery in Kaneohe, is filled with varieties of anthurium.

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    Waiahole Botanicals, a family-run nursery in Kaneohe, is filled with varieties of anthurium.

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    Nathan Miranda holds a baby bromeliad at Waiahole Botanicals, a family-run nursery in Kaneohe.

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    Waiahole Botanicals, a family-run nursery in Kaneohe, is filled with a variety of plants and other components.

It’s easy to miss Waiahole Botanicals while driving along Kamehameha Highway on the Windward side, especially when one’s gaze tends to drift toward the ocean. The family-run nurserysits on 4-1/2 acres on the mauka side of the highway about 7 miles north of Kaneohe. Read more

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