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                                Shoppers peruse at Koolau Farmers Cooperative on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Kaneohe.
Column: Gift for plant lovers

It won’t be easy to choose from the profusion of practical and pleasurable gifts available for your favorite plant lover at these four local garden centers. But because it’s the season of Santa and surprise, our suggestions are more decorative and certain to spark delight. (And if the possibilities are too overwhelming, gift certificates are like gold to green-thumbers!) Read more

                                Roy Yamashiroya, pictured with one of the rock-style bonsai plantings in his Moanalua yard, cultivates bonsai trees and is an expert on growing evergreens.
How to keep the holiday evergreens alive year-round

Those mini potted evergreens available at supermarkets everywhere each Christmas are tempting to grab, as they’re already trimmed in festive ornaments. But once the holidays are over, how easy are they to maintain? Read more

                                Alvin Tsuruda stands among the anthuriums he grows at his Waimanalo nursery Waihale Products.
Waimanalo anthurium nursery owner prepares for final plant sales

Alvin Tsuruda keeps calling his Waihale Products nursery a mess after his months-long absence, but the Waimanalo greenhouse is more like an exuberant jumble of bright anthuriums and all sorts of plant life, some of it growing wild out of the ground. Read more

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