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The kona surprise ruins dinner

Sometimes it's the tiny exhibits at the flower show that prove more enjoyable than the big Berthas. This is one in the Table class. The theme is "Malu no," which means reserved for. The story goes like this: A young couple from NYC moves to Hawaii and brings their minimalist style with them. As they sit down to enjoy their first meal in their new home, "the lava flows instead of champagne." Cute.

The kona surprise ruins dinner

Sometimes it's the tiny exhibits at the flower show that prove more enjoyable than the big Berthas. This is one in the Table class. The theme is "Malu no," which means reserved for. The story goes like this: A young couple from NYC moves to Hawaii and brings their minimalist style with them. As they sit down to enjoy their first meal in their new home, "the lava flows instead of champagne." Cute.

The creators call themselves, simply, "The Gardeners." And I think they were pretty brave to put up an entry like this one - all gray and black, functional and unadorned. I'm no minimalist, but I like this one.

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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