Finding a Nursery in Kailua-Kona is Who You Know

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

What I've discovered is some people love red ginger and some do not. I've heard some landscapers warn against red ginger because it's so invasive and spreads like crazy. Several I had spoken to suggested planting soap ginger instead. There are not a lot of commercial places to buy plants in Kailua-Kona. It's more about who you know and family nurseries.

A family nursery is just what you think it is. You go over to somebody's house in Kona, and they dig up something from their yard.

I've been studying the various types of ginger. I'm attracted to it because it flowers for a long time and doesn't require a lot of fussing and because I can't grow it in Sacramento. Something should fill a spot in my garden that seems a bit wet.

Sure enough, when I dug down about 8 inches, I found water. Could be a broken sprinkler system, but I don't think so. Not so sure how ginger will fare in that spot. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Review of Tutu's Plants, Gardens and Nursery in Kailua-Kona.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Barbara Todaro
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Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents a "family nursery" sounds like a friendly neighborhood....and finding water at 8" is unbelievable.... no basements there!!!  high rises??  slabs??

Dec 13, 2017 10:06 AM #1
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Joan Cox
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Elizabeth, that would be interesting going into someone's yard and digging up what you want - very interesting!  

Dec 13, 2017 02:21 PM #2
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Lynnea Miller
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Last time I was on the big island of Hawaii, they were trying to eradicate the red ginger in the Volcano National Park as it was so invasive it was taking over from the native plants. You would think something that grows so easily will have no issue in your garden, Elizabeth. Hope it works for you!

Dec 13, 2017 03:49 PM #3
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, truly Barbara has a passion for what she does, I admire her still going at her age(whatever that might be). Thank you for sharing your experience, hope your ginger plants do well for you. 

Dec 13, 2017 05:23 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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How neat it would be to run a nursery in Kailua-Kona.  What I remember most about that area was a trip made there in 1988.  There were a couple young boys who had set up a roadside stand and were selling papayas, five for a dollar.  I love papayas, and during that trip I couldn't seem to get enough of them.  And, then there was the 5 1/2 hour flight home, when I didn't come out of the airplane's bathroom.

Dec 15, 2017 05:26 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat Papaya should not have had that affect on you, Myrl. Well, unless there was something wrong with it. Do you remember the Beverly Hill's Diet from the 1980s? For 2 weeks, I seem to recall eating nothing but papaya and pineapple, LOL

Dec 15, 2017 12:46 PM #6
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Barbara Todaro We are living on a volcanic rock. I don't know how far down to find the water table, but I have been advised not to water longer than 10 minutes because any watering above that runs off and is usesless. It does not, apparently, soak into the ground.

Dec 15, 2017 12:48 PM #7
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Joan Cox I love this "kickback" lifestyle here. I talked to a woman in the fine jewelry shop at Four Seasons yesterday who implied she felt it was disgusting. She thumbed her nose at the attitude of people who wear t shirts and shorts day in and day out. Mostly men, she said, LOL. Then she tried to sell me a $9,000 bracelet.

Dec 15, 2017 12:50 PM #8
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Lynnea Miller Yes, red ginger is invasive if left to its own devices and unattended. The area where I planted is next to my house with a sidewalk inbetween my other gardening areas.

Dec 15, 2017 12:52 PM #9
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Beth Atalay I cannot wait until it blooms. I also cannot believe my good luck that I was able to replant a 5-foot red ginger. Initially thought it would be a small plant, like 8 inches.

Dec 15, 2017 12:53 PM #10
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