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Hawaii’s Backyard: A retirement project evolves into sprawling garden for all to enjoy on Kauai

COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS
                                Na Aina Kai 1 The Ahupua‘a is complete with thatched houses and fish swimming in the “Pacific Ocean.”
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Na Aina Kai 1 The Ahupua‘a is complete with thatched houses and fish swimming in the “Pacific Ocean.”

COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS
                                Louisville, Kentucky artist Forest Boone painstakingly sculpted the red rocks of Arizona by hand from foam over nine months.
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Louisville, Kentucky artist Forest Boone painstakingly sculpted the red rocks of Arizona by hand from foam over nine months.

COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS
                                The 16-foot Jack in the Beanstalk fountain sculpted by Gary Alsum of Loveland, Colorado can be seen in the Under the Rainbow children’s garden. The popular fairy tale is told via mosaic tiles around the base, which were designed and installed by Alex Gupton of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii island.
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COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS

The 16-foot Jack in the Beanstalk fountain sculpted by Gary Alsum of Loveland, Colorado can be seen in the Under the Rainbow children’s garden. The popular fairy tale is told via mosaic tiles around the base, which were designed and installed by Alex Gupton of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii island.

COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS
                                A boy admires his “treasure” beside a 3/4-acre koi pond. Rosalind Cook, who hails from Crested Butte, Colorado, created the sculpture, which is titled Finders Keepers.
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COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS

A boy admires his “treasure” beside a 3/4-acre koi pond. Rosalind Cook, who hails from Crested Butte, Colorado, created the sculpture, which is titled Finders Keepers.

COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS
                                When it blooms, the white batflower (Tacca integrifolia) displays flared bracts that resemble bat wings.
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When it blooms, the white batflower (Tacca integrifolia) displays flared bracts that resemble bat wings.

COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS
                                Na Aina Kai 1 The Ahupua‘a is complete with thatched houses and fish swimming in the “Pacific Ocean.”
COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS
                                Louisville, Kentucky artist Forest Boone painstakingly sculpted the red rocks of Arizona by hand from foam over nine months.
COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS
                                The 16-foot Jack in the Beanstalk fountain sculpted by Gary Alsum of Loveland, Colorado can be seen in the Under the Rainbow children’s garden. The popular fairy tale is told via mosaic tiles around the base, which were designed and installed by Alex Gupton of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii island.
COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS
                                A boy admires his “treasure” beside a 3/4-acre koi pond. Rosalind Cook, who hails from Crested Butte, Colorado, created the sculpture, which is titled Finders Keepers.
COURTESY ROBERT SIEMERS
                                When it blooms, the white batflower (Tacca integrifolia) displays flared bracts that resemble bat wings.