An eclectic collection of plants

The showy pagoda flower is somewhat diminished in size and color when grown in the shade.

An interesting spider lily variety graces Mike and Gary’s garden.

Mike’s construction work includes a supportive rock wall as well as an overhanging lanai. (

Flamingos are among the artifacts that grace this garden.

Gardeners Gary and Mike are dedicated to maintaining a lovely garden. (photos by Diana Duff/Special to West Hawaii Today)

When Mike Hobbs and Gary Pfahl purchased a house with an acre of land covered in cane grass in 2003, they knew they were taking on a big project. Twenty years and a lot of mulch later, they are growing a variety of edibles and ornamentals in their very diverse garden.