- Front gate of property between Hinalo Street Border and street side crater edge
Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden:
This Decorative Garden has the following plants:
- Copper Leaf Plant
- Avocado Tree (1)
- Mexican Sunflower
- Alexander Palm (Archontophoenix alexandrae)
- Ti Tree
- Queen Emma Lily
- Camel’s Foot Tree
Maintenance Activities For This Garden:
- Main Weeds: Cane Grass & Albizia Trees
- Eradicate cane grass as close to the base as possible using Kama and pickax out if accessible
- Cut down baby Albezia’s when you see them crop up. Verify before cutting, ask someone if you’re not sure.
- 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 street borders 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.
- Hand weed around each tree/large plant in a 3-4 foot circumference
- Use weed whacker to trim grasses in between each tree outside of the circumference created above, making sure NOT to hit the trunks.
- Fine hand weeding in the rest of the garden using a Kama to remove choking weeds and climbers
- Add soil to smaller plants, trim and mulch tree bases as in propagation section above.
- We also collect wood shavings to use as a decorative mulch in non-food beds. Guava inhibit plant and weed growth, so use in decorative areas only.
- If you have processed compost, mix in equal amounts with soil for feeding.
- Harvesting regularly promotes budding and growth low to the ground. Keep an eye out to see if it’s needed weekly or bi-weekly (fruiting trees as Avocado)
- Some trees need topping or harvesting is impossible, and food will be damaged and unusable,
- Check with the director first about topping a tree, or if you have any ideas for new red plants in this area.