Celebrating with flowers

  • Beth Yaley, left, and Jo Ichihana, right, select flower cuttings to create an arrangement Friday during the Celebrate with Local Flowers floral design workshop at Nani Mau Gardens for Celebration 2018, the second annual floral design event that celebrates the sesquicentennial of emigration from Japan to Hawaii. The Hawaii Floriculture and Nursery Association and Friends of Lili‘uokalani Gardens sponsored workshop was led by floral artist Hitomi Gilliam from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Workshops continue today at Nani Mau Gardens and Lili‘uokalani Gardens in Hilo and finished designs from the workshops will be installed at Lili‘uokalani Gardens at 1 p.m. today. The celebration continues Sunday with the Tour of Lili‘uokalani Gardens and Floral Arts Competition from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., where the public will have a chance to vote for their favorite floral design. In addition, Hitomi and her team will install a large public piece on the Gannenmono theme in the atrium of the Hawaii County Building from 10-11 a.m. Monday, with awards to follow and a Cut Flower and Nursery Tour from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Lois Hiranaga works on a hanging a floral arrangement Friday during a Celebrate with Local Flowers floral design workshop at Nani Mau Gardens for Celebration 2018, the second annual floral design event that celebrates the sesquicentennial of emigration from Japan to Hawaii.

Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald.

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