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​What is Hawaii-Gardener.com?

HG is my labor of love.

Without a doubt my favorite place to be is in my garden.  

My second passion is to photograph and write about 
the plants in my garden.

Hawaii-Gardener.com started as a venue for selling my books.  
But it has grown into quite a collection of information about assorted topics related to my gardening.  Such as visiting farmers markets and different growers around the island or attending horticultural clubs or sales.  Occasionally I attend the plant shows and sales as a vendor when I'm selling my daylilies.  

Which brings me to the new development here at HG.  In an effort to streamline the office end of my life I have combined my two efforts into one storefront called 
Lavalily Store located on my daylily website at 

It has been a busy spring and summer at my nursery, Big Island Daylily Co. and that has taken me away from my writing and adding to this site.  I'm hoping that the winter months will provide me with the time and funds to continue to write.  Alas, at present my primary goal is to keep the nursery growing.  So the dreamy days of playing in the garden are somewhat on hold.  Which is too bad because it has been a banner year for daylilies and vireya and orchids and tropicals and everything.  Quite spectacular.  We have been blessed with terrific weather this year and there are flowers galore to show for it.

Anyway, Gardeners, please bear with me as I update (whenever possible) this web site and get back around to sending newsletters and creating drawings for fun gardening things.

We recently visited the Hawi farmers market so I'll be posting some new info there.  

A reminder in case I don't make it to the newsletters.....
B.I.A.N. Autumn Plant Sale will be at the Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium Fri & Sat Sept 6&7th.

  My books offer valuable gardening tips 
for beginners and experts alike.  

To Purchase my books please visit my daylily web site at 

All 3 have many, many photos paired with detailed, compact information for quick reading and easy comprehension.  Many customers have commented that they appreciate the relaxed 
reading style of my writing and enjoy the beautiful photos.  
Perhaps you will, too. 

Promoting Hawaii's Diverse Growers & Producers
Some of Hawaii-Gardener.com is about promoting 
Hawaii's entrepreneurs.  

Many of these clever and talented people can be found at Big Island farmers markets.  Some that I have met are profiled on the Farmers Markets page.  Not all have to do with gardening per se but their craftsmanship, imagination and artistry caught my eye and I've chosen to share their handi-work with you.  

Big Island Garden Clubs
Here you can find dates and times of local garden clubs.  
If you'd like to add your club to this page please email me 
with your information.

Mahalo for visiting our site!

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