The following businesses have also chosen to partner with KISC and Plant Pono, and follow Pono commitments to help protect Kauai from invasive species. Please choose a Pono Endorsed Nursery for all your plant and landscaping needs!
Who: Ron Barretto – Ron’s Nursery & Yard Service
Where: On the right hand (ocean side) of Laipo Road when coming from Kawaihau Road. Nursery is open 7 days a week. If the gates are closed, give him a call, he might be just right down the road.
What: Ron has been servicing the east side of Kauai for 32 years. He has a small nursery, but all plants have been sourced or grown locally. Ron never imports plants from off-island. You can find various palm species, native plants, and many common ground covers and hedge plants at Ron’s Nursery. Ron also does yard service and landscaping. You can see his most recent landscaping work at the Coral Reef Hotel.
Contact: (808) 652-4129
Who: Serina Roush Marchi – Kauai Seascapes Nursery Inc.
Where: 4741 Kahili Holo Rd, Kilauea (Kalihiwai Ridge) Hours: Mon-Fri 8-4 & Sat 9-2
What: Kauai Seascapes Nursery is a family owned business operating on Kauai for over 30 years. They have a small, but very friendly and knowledgeable team. They carry many common and some rare tropical plants, but you won’t find many invasive species there! Seascapes does not carry any of the plants listed on either the Pono Endorsement Programs Black List or Phase Out List. Serina is keeping her nursery pono by quarantining any plants she might order from other islands with Coqui Frog or Little Fire Ants, to take extra steps in minimizing the spread. She has also agreed to clean her landscaping equipment between work sites to ensure weeds are not spreading from one yard to the next. Seascapes also offers many landscaping services such as landscape design, lighting, irrigation, maintenance, and plant installation.
Where: 3-1550 Kaumualii Hwy Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766 Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-5:00 & Sat 7:30-4:00
What: Kauai Nursery & Landscaping, INC. (KNL) has been in business on Kauai for over 35 years. KNL was founded in 1975 by owner Lelan Nishek, and has grown from a small nursery to Kauai’s largest retail and wholesale nursery. Today KNL is a full-service nursery and landscape contracting company. They sell ornamental and edible plants, soil & compost, decorative pots, lawn edging, stepping stones, and decorative gravel & stones. KNL’s contracting services include irrigation, planting, and hardscape design & installation, and landscape maintenance. KNL has committed to pono best management practices to help reduce the spread of invasive pests on Kauai.
Contact: (808) 245-7747 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: Ray Maki – Permaculture Kauai
Where: 6227 Koolau Rd, Kilauea (Moloaa) 96756. Hours: Open by appointment
What: Permaculture Kauai specializes in growing non-invasive clumping bamboo, permaculture agro-forestry plants, and general landscaping plants. You can also find a great selection of fruit trees at this nursery. Ray keeps his nursery pono by growing all his specialized plants, instead of importing from off-island. He does not sell any of the Endorsement Program Black or Phase Out List plants, and activity controls for invasive species on his property to prevent any volunteer weeds from growing in his nursery stock.
Contact: (808) 634-5412 or email@example.com
Who: Steve Sico – Garden Island Flower Farms
Where: The driveway at the end of Kapahi Rd. Hours: Open by appointment
What: Steve Sico has been raising tropical flowers and foliage on Kauai for 30 years. He specializes in unique Ti plants, foliage, and fragrant flowers. You will find that Steve’s nursery stock is weed free, as he diligently works to keep his property clear of invasive species. Steve also has a wood chipping/landscaping business. Call Steve if you need land cleared with a chipper or need to make mulch. He clears land without grubbing, digging up all your healthy soil, or damaging your land.
Contact: (808) 634-3204
Who: Peter McHugh – Anthuriums & More Nursery
Where: 6087 Ohohena Rd., Kapaa 96746. Hours: Open by appointment.
What: Anthuriums and More Nursery specializes in locally grown landscape plants and ground covers. You can find an amazing selection of anthuriums and more at this nursery. Peter keeps his nursery pono by growing the majority of his selection himself while also inspecting, surveying, and/or treating all plants that are sourced from off-island. He does not carry any of the Black List or Phase-out List plants while still offering a tropical variety to his customers.
Contact: (808) 651-1240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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