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Gail Atwater prepares her posies for the Garden Club of Honolulu’s triennial show

  • COURTESY GAIL ATWATER

    Gail Atwater created this lei with partner Bronwen Welch for the Na Pua Alii flower show in 2009. Made of 12 different plants, including succulents such as common houseleek plus pua kenikeni and rabbit’s foot fern, it won first place in the Lei Ola, Lei Alii category and Garden Club of America Best in Show for Horticulture.

  • COURTESY GAIL ATWATER

    A freestyle ikebana arrangement created by Gail Atwater in Kyoto, Japan, in 2016.

  • COURTESY GAIL ATWATER

    Gail Atwater has also won an award for her golden “crown” made of date palm from her garden.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER AND COURTESY PHOTOS

    Gail Atwater, pictured at left, created this photo of a butterfly that has earned several honors.

Bump into Kaimuki resident Gail Atwater on any given day, and she’ll likely be surrounded by plants and flowers — tending them, picking them, arranging them, photographing them, enjoying them to the fullest. Read more

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