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Eat The Weeds!

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson We have a lot of weeds in Hawai’i. Since the islands were so isolated prior to human contact, introduced species had an evolutionary leg up. They could adapt more easily to the rapidly changing landscape that human colonization […]

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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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Living Walls & Vertical Gardens!

Phalaenopsis Orchids on a Living Wall We recently completed a really fun install project for a great client. My favorite part of the design was creating 3 “living wall” panels along the entrance path. I love unique projects like this that stretch my creative problem solving and artistic muscles! It turned out beautifully and I […]

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Welcome, Katherine!

We wanted to introduce you to the newest member of our Design Team and the Seascapes Family, Katherine Ralston! Katherine is originally from Virginia and came to Kaua’i in the summer of 2017 for a horticultural internship with the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Enjoy this fun interview with Katherine and contact the nursery if you […]

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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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Feng Shui in the Garden

By Holly Serina and Zoli were discussing a customer’s landscape design wishes of incorporating Feng Shui. I overheard that they didn’t know much about Feng Shui and I was very excited to offer some tips. I enjoy practicing Feng Shui at home and was asked to share a few things with you! Here are the […]

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Acerola Cherry Power!

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is essential to every system in the human body. It helps to • reduce inflammation • maintain healthy immune function • deter aging • deter cancer Vitamin C promotes collagen production in the body. A recent study shows that when consumed Vit C has a powerful effect on […]

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Kauai Seascapes Nursery Manager: Jody

Jody is often seen with her clipboard keeping track of her notes, inventory, and observations she makes during her walks through the nursery. When I started at the nursery almost 3 years ago, I was introduced to Jody, Kauai Seascapes Nursery Manager. My first impressions were that she has a BIG job here and that […]

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Flora & Fido

I recently adopted a dog from the Kauai Humane Society. Having only gotten into gardening and plants in the last few years, I didn’t have a canine companion to worry about eating my plants or garden prior to this adoption. My previous best friend, Hondo, didn’t pay much attention to plants nor did I at […]

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Compost Lasagna

Drawing by Zoli Wall. We all know that compost is a great way to add organic matter and fertility to the soil, and it’s a great way to utilize food scraps and green waste! There is still energy and vitality in those “waste” materials, which can be converted into a rich dark compost that will […]

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