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Planting magic in Pearl City

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    A Monarch butterfly rested on one of the plants in Walt Miyashiro’s garden.

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    Walt Miyashiro waters spinach in his vegetable garden on the side of his Pearl City home with some of the rainwater he collects in buckets.

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    Walt Miyashiro’s granddaughter, Wynter Lee, sits on the knee of her sister, Reyan, looking into what Miyashiro calls his “secret garden,” which is actually a mirror placed on a fence.

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    In the garden plot in front of his house, Miyashiro uses palm fronds that fall off the trees as ground cover. The fronds are arranged to resemble a flowing stream.

Walt Miyashiro’s yard may appear manicured and lush, but he refers to himself as a “lazy gardener.” Read more

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