By Heidi Bornhorst, Special to the Star-Advertiser on March 19, 2017
By Heidi Bornhorst, Special to the Star-Advertiser Posted on March 19, 2017
Updated on March 19, 2017 at 4:46 pm
The combo weather we’vebeen having — dry, then wet, calm, then windy from all different directions (trades, Kona, weird easterlies, superstrong southerlies) — seems to have triggered a stress response in gold trees and their relatives that is making them bloom so beautifully this year.
Who doesn’t love gardenias? Most Hawaii people, and gardeners in general, swoon for their fragrance and floral perfection. It feels like summer to us when kiele, or gardenia, is in bloom. We cherish the flowers and like to grow them in our gardens.
Question: My daughter got inspired at school to grow a vegetable garden for our ohana. She wants us to eat vegetables that we grow ourselves. We want to encourage and help her. What are the best plants for success in Hawaii?
Question: I planted native Hawaiian kupukupu fern around my epic hapuu Hawaiian tree ferns. The kupukupu went nuts, grew really well and is even climbing up the hapuu trunk. The hapuu fronds seem smaller now.