Are you looking to landscape your yard? Are you in the market for a few new house plants? Or, perhaps you just feel like getting outside and surrounding yourself with some lush, green foliage?
If so, consider visiting one of Hawaii Kai’s many nurseries. This morning, that is exactly what I did. Actually, what we did. My son and I headed to the Nii Nurseries, located behind the Mariner’s Cove neighborhood, better known as Kamilo Nui Valley.
Several of the nurseries were closed, but to our delight, Charles Nii’s Nursery was open for business. Glen Nii greeted us — Charles Nii’s son. He helped us find exactly what we were looking for. His warm and welcoming demeanor enhanced our visit and added to what turned out to be a glorious Hawaii Kai morning.
I love the multi-generational investment in Hawaii Kai‘s farms and nurseries. You will, too. The love and care of these farmlands is evident. and, behind each of these nurseries is a story. A history. Most started with a handful of seeds and hearts full of love. There have been challenges. Hard work. Risks and rewards. Through it all, the farmers and growers have endured and have managed to sustain what was started years ago — beautiful plants, trees, and foliage. Life. Green and blossoming.
We enjoyed our time spent in nature. Surrounded by herbs, plants and vegetables, we felt grounded. Peaceful. Joyful.
If you haven’t visited the nurseries, I recommend you make a point to do so. More than ever, we need the to surround ourselves with the life-bearing evidence that can be seen in nature.