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Hawaii Kai duo grow an oasis that benefits the body and soul

The garden keeps them busy but provides plenty of benefits for this engaging couple. Read More

Garden surprises abound at Windward home

“A garden should be fun, have secret places and surprises around the corner,” says retired nurse Elizabeth Keller. Although a banyan tree towers over her 1.5-acre property, there are many other sights to behold in her garden. Read More

Hodgepodge of greenery thrives in Nuuanu garden

Don’t let Beatrice Caringer’s age and petite size fool you — the 94-year-old Nuuanu resident, whose purple hair matches her personality, is a whirlwind in her yard. Read More

Kaneohe garden flourishes with souvenirs of couple’s life, travels

Many plants on a half-acre property in Kaneohe owned by Julie Aragaki and her husband, Keith, have special meaning to the couple. Read More

Gardening nourishes soul, ohana in Aiea

Sophia Pahio’s cheerful attitude is apparent as she works in her Aiea garden, so it’s no wonder her plants are thriving and look so healthy and happy, too. Read More

Local landscaper’s attention focuses on special client

Leland Miyano has created gardens for Bishop Museum and the East-West Center in Manoa, along with many private estates, but one of his most discerning clients is his mom. Read More

Students’ skills grow along with gardens

Wedged between the concrete jungle of Waikiki and the fenced-in wilds of the Honolulu Zoo lies a fertile patch of green and tiny ponds of golden tilapia. Read More

Carver turns Makakilo yard into a South Seas oasis

A Makakilo man transforms his suburban surroundings into an exotic garden of tropical plants and Polynesian motifs. Read More

Palolo resident enjoys creativity, challenges of gardening

Fran Butera spent much of her 25-year career as a graphic designer confined within an office. When she turned 50, she was ready for something new. Read More

Container gardens perk up tiny spaces

Easy-care cactuses and other succulents are a good choice when space is limited because they don’t require a lot of watering. Read More

Art of bonsai on display at Orchid Show

A forest of dwarfed ironwood trees will take shape at the 63rd annual Kunia Orchid Show. Read More

Aiea linguist creates colorful oasis

When Biserka Cikes works in her Aiea garden, it’s as if she’s creating an artistic masterpiece. Everything is placed with intent to create depth, color and texture. Read More

Planting magic in Pearl City

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

Array of food grows in ever-changing garden

When the Aucellos moved into their Wilhelmina Rise home, the backyard was a jumbled mess. Now their 5,000-square-foot yard boasts Swiss chard, a variety of lettuces, kale, eggplant, garlic, aloe and more. Read More

A retiree’s creativity surrounds his Kaimuki home

Victor Kobayashi’s garden delights the senses. It’s a vision of chaotic beauty, with colorful pathways, patterned mosaic walls and lushplants. The display he’s created can be mesmerizing. Read More

Mililani couple finds joy in sharing and cultivating orchids

Calvin and Sherry Abe may have retired from their teaching careers, but their passion for growing orchids has inspired them to continue sharing what they know. Read More

Retiree fulfills childhood dream by cultivating food plants

As a boy growing up near the old Aiea Sugar Mill, Takumi Tashima often admired the fruit trees and vegetable gardens his neighbors grew. Their bounty always inspired his imagination. Read More

Kalihi man’s garden provides fresh food and sanctuary

Andrew Li has dabbled in gardening since he was a boy. Read More

Master gardener finds peace in meticulous care of bonsai trees

Roy Yamashiroya found a lifelong hobby after viewing a bonsai exhibit at Ala Moana Center more than 25 years ago. As he admired the intricate miniature plants, he knew he wanted to grow them. Read More

Retired electrician’s garden is guarded by statues

Stanley Morita spent years pursuing his career as an electrician. But during his evenings and weekends off, he found a way to channel his inner artist by creating an eclectic statue garden at his Kalihi home. Read More

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