Author Archive | Katherine Ralston

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Meet Eden!

We have someone special we would like you to meet! She is our new marketing coordinator and landscape design associate. I asked Eden to tell us a little about herself here… Where are you from? I’m originally from Dana Point, California but spent 11 years in Oregon. What brought you to Kaua’i? I came to […]

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Garden insects: how to attract the good ones

Written by Katherine, Landscape Design Associate Have you heard the term “insectory plants?”  These are plants that attract certain kinds of beneficial insects.  Now what’s a beneficial insect?  They mow lawns, take out my trash, and tell me I’m pretty, right?  Not really, but their unabashed pest-consumer lifestyle will surely keep your plants looking healthy! […]

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Looking at plants is good for us

Written by Katherine, Landscape Design Associate You may not always think about it, but you are probably doing something that is really good for you, every day. Here’s one I’ve been reading about lately—how directly gazing at a plant, relaxing passively in nature, or taking a walk with plants in view have profound effects on […]

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Butterflies at work in the garden

Written by Katherine, Landscape Design Associate Papilio Xuthus, Citrus Swallowtail Have you ever pollinated by hand? It’s a tedious task, best left to the experts: bees, moths, birds, bats, even the less favored wasps and flies.  Butterflies are excellent garden pollinators, for their behavior is to dart quickly between flowers.  They’ll uncurl their tongue-like proboscis […]

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