Tropical Topics Category


Vines Make Good Screens

Vines Make Good Screens

Good fences and hedges make good neighbors goes the old saying, and maybe in the old days it was the case. Stone walls are traditional and impressive, but expensive. Today, we have so many choices that an unattractive fence or hedge might create all kinds of neighbor...
Warm Weather Herbs and Spices

Warm Weather Herbs and Spices

Fresh herbs and spices are a natural for outdoor or kitchen gardening. Home-grown flavor plants will add interest and piquant taste to the ordinary round of vegetables. Herbs also add a delightful tang to dressings for chicken, turkey, vegetarian and pork dishes. Most...
Gingers For Fragrance and Easy Color

Gingers For Fragrance and Easy Color

Hawaii is blessed with a vast array of flowers, and we use them in the landscape for many reasons.Colorful flowering plants add visual beauty. They are useful for leis and flower arrangements, but an added advantage is that many are fragrant. Moist humid tropical...
Vines And Living Fences

Vines And Living Fences

Good fences make good neighbors goes the saying, and maybe in the old days it was the case. Today, we have so many choices of fencing besides our Hawaiian stone walls that the wrong fence might create all kinds of neighbor problems. It is hard to beat lava stone...