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Preventing Weed Whacker Plant-icide

We get a lot of care and maintenance questions here at the nursery but one of the most common questions we get is “why did my plant die?” or “I have had this tree in my yard for years and all of a sudden it died! Why?” Nine times out of ten the answer is […]

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Caring for Poinsettias After The Holidays

Now that the holidays are over, its time to pack up and put away all our seasonal décor. But what should you do with your poinsettia plants?  Don’t throw them away! They can be planted or repotted! Poinsettias are a perennial shrub and can be planted in your yard and enjoyed for years.  With proper […]

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Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree!

It’s Christmas Time! The holidays are approaching and for many of us, that means it’s time to decorate a Christmas tree!  Many people head to Home Depot to pick up the regular mainland Fir tree, but did you know that there are other great options for Christmas trees, that are better for our ‘aina and […]

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Easy DIY Orchid Mounting

Orchids, orchids, everywhere! There may be a point in your orchid obsession where every table, windowsill and shelf in your home has become residence for one of these special plants. If you find yourself with limited “real estate” for the new orchids you just brought home, there’s no need to fret. Living in tropical climates, […]

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We’ve got worms! (Worm vermicompost that is!)

What is Vermicompost? Vermicomposts, also known as Worm Castings are the best natural fertilizer in the world! Vermicompost is made from the castings of compost worms, special types of earthworms that eat food scraps and green waste and poop out nutrient dense humus. Worm castings are pH neutral (7), rich in nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, […]

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Edible Medicinal Trees: The Many Uses of Clove, Coconut, Guava, Moringa, & Papaya

  Many of the trees that we carry at the nursery have edible and medicinal properties that most people may not be aware of.  They can have phenomenally positive effects upon your health when used correctly. In this article our own Karen of Auntie Karen’s Medicinal Chest discusses a few of these powerhouse trees and their medicinal […]

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