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Inspirational Gardeners…

Stories from real gardeners help us make intimate connections with our food, one plant at a time. Enjoy the colorful photographs as I walk you through these enchanting gardens. Learn how these gardeners make their impressions on the landscape. Whether you are new to turning the soil or a long time farmer, these gardens and gardeners will motivate and inspire...

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  • naturetalks kitchen garden

    naturetalks kitchen garden

    kitchen gardens can be an artful display of flowers and vegetables

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  • rosemary

    rosemary

    Cooking with rosemary is delight because its pleasant aroma fills your house and even the yard.

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  • amaranth, queen of beauty and nutrition

    amaranth, queen of beauty and nutrition

    amaranth is easy to grow and fills a garden with beauty

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  • overlapping leaves

    overlapping leaves

    raindrops pool on the smooth surface of tropical foliage

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  • 6th Annual Hawaii School Garden and Farm to School Conference June 2013, Waimea Hawaii Island

    6th Annual Hawaii School Garden and Farm to School Conference June 2013, Waimea Hawaii Island

    Fresh local food, beautiful flowers and enthusiastic participants gathered for the 6th Annual Hawaii School Garden and Farm to School Conference June 2012, Waimea Hawaii Island.

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  • Hawaiian ‘Olena or Turmeric

    Hawaiian ‘Olena or Turmeric

    A beautiful photo of Hawaiian Turmeric, or ‘Olena.

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  • mushroom

    mushroom

    A cool photo of a mushroom

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  • the flower fields of carlsbad

    the flower fields of carlsbad

    the flower fields of carlsbad california in full bloom

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  • beautiful cotton

    beautiful cotton

    photos of cotton from flower to seed

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  • bird soars high above Kauai’s ocean

    bird soars high above Kauai’s ocean

    What looks like a mis-colored Red Footed Booby flies above the Pacific.

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  • basil and the bee

    basil and the bee

    Grow a few plants in your garden just for the bees!

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  • annatto

    annatto

    Annatto is a spice, a dye and a charming large shrub with outrageous blooms and seed pods.

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  • praying mantis

    praying mantis

    Swift, predaceous and pretty interesting looking, the Praying Mantis is not a bad thing in the garden.

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  • hummingbird?

    hummingbird?

    A Hummingbird? A Moth? Whatever it is it has a REALLY long nose.

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  • sugar cane adds beauty and sweetness to a tropical garden

    sugar cane adds beauty and sweetness to a tropical garden

    while sugar cane is seldom seen in today’s gardens, it offers a palette of colors, is easy to grow and is a favorite treat for children

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  • a dew kissed costus flower

    a dew kissed costus flower

    the unassuming and easy to grow costus species

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  • grow your own neighborhood grocery store

    grow your own neighborhood grocery store

    this yard provides many neighbors with fresh greens. see full story in its about more than trees

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  • urban greening

    urban greening

    see other neighborhoods transformed through greening in the book: it’s about more than trees

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  • paper or plastic? the debate gets closer to home

    paper or plastic? the debate gets closer to home

    on january 11, 2011 kauai stores will be required to stop using plastic bags at the checkout counter

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  • ladybug

    ladybug

    A ladybug searches for a meal. Which is great news for you and your plants.

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  • songbird

    songbird

    The White Rumped Shama Bird.

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  • hawaiian hibiscus

    hawaiian hibiscus

    Although almost cliché in Hawaii, the hibiscus is still intoxicating.

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  • environmental changes in one delaware neighborhood

    environmental changes in one delaware neighborhood

    signs of movement in a positive direction

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  • nature’s beauty

    nature’s beauty

    Flowering Ti plant.

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