I have been an avid gardener since childhood.  
My family traveled the world and lived in many different countries which exposed me to all types of gardening. From natural forest settings to immaculately tended gardens.  

My love of flowers compelled me to a career in commercial horticulture. I worked at that for many years before acquiring a nursery of my own.

Illness and bad luck caused me to take a different tack for a while 
but I am happily back doing what I love most, growing beautiful flowers. 

When I'm not busy operating our daylily nursery I put pen to paper and write gardening how-to books.  You might have seen them in our store, Hawaii-Gardener How-To Gardening Guides.  
You can find a lot of information about gardening in Hawaii on my other web site, hawaii-gardener.com.

My son, Jurahame, has been growing orchids since he was six.
He has a deep love for orchids. He reads voraciously about orchids and his young mind has been able to retain all that information. Marvelous! He is a walking encyclopedia of orchids.

My daughter, Lily, loves living on our farm.  She does a great job keeping our grass cut as she hones her driving skills on our riding mower.  She is also my ace sales person at plant shows and enjoys talking with people about our flowers.

Gardening is our passion!

Our goal is to help people become better, more successful gardeners.  

You can contact us at:

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By mail:
P.O. Box 1356
Kurtistown, HI 96760


Rachel Leyva
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