Lilies, lotuses and other plants that thrive in water provide a calming beauty that turns any space into a tranquil retreat. Whether you have a backyard pond or just a small lanai, anyone can enjoy the beauty of a water garden. Contrary to what their stunning beauty might imply, they are fairly simply to maintain for experts and novices alike.

“Why give your loved one cut flowers, when you can give them a water lily that blooms anew each day,” said Andrew Dedrick, Geobunga executive director. “Anytime you pair beautiful live plants with water, you’ve instantly created a tranquil oasis for your home.”

Simple serenity

Whether you have a backyard pond or live in an apartment with a sunny lanai, you can enjoy the beauty of a water lily garden. Water plants thrive in Hawaii, with the islands’ year-round sunlight and mild climate.


“I have a water lily on my front step that has bloomed every day for over a year,” said Dedrick. “It’s so simple to care for — I periodically snip off old flowers and leaves and fertilize monthly. Anyone can enjoy the beauty of these plants, anywhere they have access to sunlight.”

Free seminar to the public

Geobunga welcomes the public, including garden enthusiasts of all ages and skill level, to join them. Learn how to capture the living beauty of water lilies in a water garden through a free public seminar. “Water Lilies and Water Gardens” this Saturday, March 16 at 9 a.m. at Geobunga’s Salt Lake flagship located at 4299 Lawehana St. across from Target, and at 2 p.m. at Geobunga Windward at 41-829 Kakaina St. in Waimanalo.

During the workshop, participants will learn how to properly cultivate and care for water lilies and water plants, and how to pick the right plant that fits your lifestyle. Geobunga has hundreds of blooming lilies to choose from, and within a year, a purchased lily will generate another lily or two that homeowners can then replant themselves with knowledge gained at the Geobunga workshop. Space for the free seminar is limited and reservations are recommended. Visit to register.

Geobunga turns the ordinary into extraordinary as Hawaii’s best resource for anyone looking to enhance their outdoor experience. An outdoor space isn’t complete without the addition of beautiful pottery. Geobunga also has a wide range of decorative pots available for purchase.


Providing unique garden elements from around the world, Geobunga specializes in stone pavers and benches, decorative rocks, ceramic pots, fountains, bamboo accents and a variety of plants.

With the best prices, selection and service in the state, each visit to Geobunga brings something new to discover. Geobunga, the state’s largest grower of water plants, offers two convenient locations in Salt Lake and Waimanalo. Visit for more information.


• March 16 — Water lilies and water plants
• March 30 — Container gardening
• April 13 — Composting made easy

Seminars are held at:

• 9 a.m. at Geobunga, 4299 Lawehana St. in Salt Lake
• 2 p.m. at Geobunga Windward, 41-829 Kakaina St. in Waimanalo Reserve your spot at

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