Gratitude for the gift of the garden

The first volunteer clean-up day — Gratitude for the Gift of the Garden — was held in Lili`uokalani Gardens on the occasion of National Public Gardens Day, Friday May 9.

Joining County Parks Department maintenance workers were members of Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens, Moku Loa Sierra Club, and East Hawai`i Master Gardeners Association. The 17 volunteers assisted County maintenance personnel with chores ranging from stone masonry to painting, weeding to pruning, raking to replanting in three main locations, and fertilizing the azaleas and camellias throughout the gardens.

The next volunteer days are Friday, June 13, and Friday, July 11, from 8 a.m. until noon. Water and some tools will be provided.

For more information and to volunteer, contact K.T. Cannon-Eger at (808) 895-8130.

Casey and Mel begin a project by Shoroan -- the tea house (photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

Casey and Mel begin a project by Shoroan — the Urasenke tea house
(photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

Mel at the end of this job weeding and replanting dwarf mondo grass (K.T. Cannon-Eger)

Mel at the end of this job weeding and replanting dwarf mondo grass
(K.T. Cannon-Eger)

the pond edge after Keven from East Hawai`i Master Gardeners tackled the weeds  (photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

the pond edge after Keven from East Hawai`i Master Gardeners tackled the weeds
(photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

Ta Da! Jennifer Ho and piles of rubbish and weeds (photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

Jennifer Ho from Moku Loa

Jennifer Ho from Moku Loa Sierra Club tackles a troublesome banyan root on the bridge
(photo by Bill Eger)

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after weeds were removed (photo by Bill Eger)

bagging leaves

Michelle from Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens giving “shaka” while bagging leaves
(photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

Kenji raked

Kenji Kuroshima from Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens raked the entire area around Shoroan
(photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

Mike Brown paints

Mike Brown from the County Parks Department renews the parking lot
(photo by Bill Eger)

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Kerri Marks from Moku Loa Sierra Club joins Mike Brown in painting new lines on the parking lot (photo by Bill Eger)

Yoshi tree

Yoshi Ota from Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens works on a podocarpus tree by the tea house
(photo by Bill Eger)

Yoshi bushes

Yoshi prunes overgrown hedges
(photo by Bill Eger)

an amazing amount of weedy material was removed from this ironwood tree (photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

an amazing amount of weedy material was removed from this ironwood tree
(photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

Master Gardener Keven removing Clusea and Ficus from an old ironwood (photo by Bill Eger)

Master Gardener Keven removing Clusea and Ficus from an old ironwood
(photo by Bill Eger)

 

 

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