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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

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

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

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

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

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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