Garden Tours

Gardening As Art

May 8, 2011

One of my intentions since the beginning of this blog almost three years ago has been to show readers what some of our local residents have managed to create on their acreage, and what they are doing to make it livable as well as beautiful. If you want to see some of these past posts, […]

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Gardening From A to Z

August 28, 2010

Two of my favorite landscapers (Bob and Monty) invited a group of us “tree huggers” to come tour their garden. Since the land on their property is much like that of Ocean View, I gathered lots of how-to ideas on what to grow and what not to grow. Their elevation is about the same as […]

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Hawai`i Tropical Botanical Garden

July 24, 2010

Last Saturday, a small group from the Ocean View Garden Club visited the Hawai`i Tropical Botanical Garden just north of Hilo on Onomea Bay. As long as I have lived here, I was not aware this existed. It’s a wonderful place to take visitors and I definitely will go back myself! Admission is $15 per […]

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Local Aquaponics

June 12, 2010

  Our Ocean View Garden Club makes a tour of local gardens periodically. Last month, we visited La and Mike’s place where she has an extensive garden and he has started a thriving aquaponics system. The tilapia live in this tank, the pipes carry the rich water to the plants.     Mike has also […]

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Yard Sculpture

February 15, 2009

click here for larger image STONE TABLE   Last week, I showed some of the flowering plants and landscaping of Bob Elhard’s plot of land. I love to show local gardeners and their work because it gives me so much hope! The photo above is a stone table in the entry patio he has created […]

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