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Gardens of Portugal’s boast vibrant colors

| | Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

We enjoyed the rugged beauty of Scotland but decided to thaw out in subtropical Portugal. This country is like going back in time compared to Spain or France, so a real treat. We are spending our time mostly in and around Lisbon. Folks have somewhat limited space for gardens in more urban parts, so they will use vines on walls or fences to add a bit of green and color.

  1. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:05am

    Do you have a little jar of tiny green capers hiding somewhere in your refrigerator? Most home cooks will buy them when needed in a recipe for, perhaps, a dinner party. Then the little vessel is gradually shoved to the back of a shelf, only to be discovered about two years later.

  2. | Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am

    We continue our discussion about the 5 percent charge assessed against special funds in Hawaii government, also known as the “Central Services Skim.” Last week, we examined the exemptions from the skim and the danger that the funds who are paying the assessments can claim that they are being gouged. This week, we look at the one state department that has funds with no exemption, and refuses to pay it: the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

  3. | Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am

    We enjoyed the rugged beauty of Scotland but decided to thaw out in subtropical Portugal. This country is like going back in time compared to Spain or France, so a real treat. We are spending our time mostly in and around Lisbon. Folks have somewhat limited space for gardens in more urban parts, so they will use vines on walls or fences to add a bit of green and color.

  4. | Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am

    When Christine Turk and her husband, Kyong, saw their first water bill at their new home in Puu Lani Ranch, they knew they had to make some changes. A lot of their 1-acre parcel was planted in grass. They definitely wanted to create a landscape that needed less water. They redesigned most of the site with rock gardens filled with succulents and cactus. In doing so they managed to reduce their water bill to 20 percent of the original cost. Not only is their current landscape low maintenance and drought tolerant, it is also beautiful.

  5. | Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am

    The most immediate risk in starting a small business is a financial one.

  6. | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 2:22am

    It’s Hayden mango season in Kona. (Adam Atwood/Community Contributor)

  7. | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 2:22am

    New flexibility class at Hale Halawai

  8. | Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am

    A hibiscus shows its colors. (Phyllis Hanson/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  9. | Posted: Aug 21 2017 - 12:05am

    Boats gather at sunset near Keahole Point for nightly manta ray dives. (Barry Fackler/Community Contributor)

  10. | Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am

    Auntie’s Angels seeks donations for seniors

  11. | Posted: Aug 21 2017 - 12:05am

    Creative Lab Hawaii plans meet and greet

  12. | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 12:05am

    Princess Cruises’ Golden Princess was in Kailua Bay on Friday. The 950-foot, 17-deck vessel, first launched in 2001 and refurbished in 2015, accommodates 2,600 guests and 1,110 crew.

  13. | Posted: Aug 18 2017 - 3:09am

    West Hawaii Today

  14. | Posted: Aug 18 2017 - 3:09am

    VFW announces week’s activities

  15. | Posted: Aug 17 2017 - 6:27am

    Rotary Club announces upcoming speaker