Tropical Garden H

Garden H is the span of garden from the Back Slope Behind Bamboo Hut to the parking lot and is home to bananas, avocados, mulberry and decorative plants galore!

This video explains maintenance videos for the garden, as well as a glimpse in to Hedonisia’s philosophies behind respecting individualism in our intentional community, and how we strive to encourage other’s to do so as well.

Location: Bamboo Hut to the parking lot

Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden:

This mixed garden has the following plants:

Maintenance Activities For This Garden:

  • Main Weeds: Cane Grass, Stink Maile, Fire Ants, choking and climbing weeds
    • Eradicate cane grass as close to the base as possible using a Kama and pickax out if accessible
    • Use a Kama to cut the Stink Maile, climbers and the chokers at the base to kill them. Remove off plant carefully.
    • Spray area with soap/water solution in sprayer before working in against Fire Ants
  • Identification and Labeling:
    • Tag and label  transplanted trees with bright color tree ribbon,
    • Date the tree with date it was transplanted (only babies so we can see the growth process)
    • Update plant pages if any are added or deleted from the garden.
  • Borders & Maintenance::
    • Keeping the wood and rock borders free of weeds and mosses is easy and can be done weekly during Spring/Summer, bi-weekly Fall/Winter 15 minutes during a shift.
    • Use weed whacker to trim grasses around the border of the whole garden
    • Keep weeded, especially removing weed trees and keeping decoratives clear around Bamboo Hut
    • Trim dead Banana leaves off tree, drop at the base of the tree to mulch
    • Prune Jasmine and relocate to crater slope
    • Transplant Mulberry Cuttings from branches overhanging the roadside
    • Move banana babies to crater
    • Keep three designated parking spots weeded
    • Composting this garden isn’t necessary. The chickens are doing it for us! This is good nitrogen-rich soil for transplanting.
    • Check with the Director first before taking all the Banana Trees down. When baby chicks are born they need this protection from predators to survive.
  • Harvesting:
    • Harvesting the Avocado and Mulberries regularly promotes budding and growth low to the ground.
    • Some trees need topping or harvesting is impossible. Check with the director first about topping a tree or if you have any ideas for new plants in this area.