Tropical Garden L

Location

  • Ocean View Garden front, left, and behind Ocean View

Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden:

This MIXED Garden has the following plants:

Maintenance Activities For This Garden:

  • Main Weeds: Cane Grass, Fire Ants, Stink Maile, Koster’s Curse, chokers, climbers
    • Eradicate cane grass as close to the base as possible using a Kama and pickax out if accessible
    • Use a Kama to cut the climbers and the chokers at the plant base to kill them. Remove off plant carefully.
    • Remove all creeping weeds from around the whole garden beds.
  • 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 fence borders free of weeds and mosses, weed whack the area of large grasses to keep walkways low and clear
    • Plant Okinawa Spinach & sweet potato in all bare areas
    • Thin out Mexican Sunflower
    • Plant Guava on top of slopes
    • Prune Guava trees to keep out of the way
    • Keep front full with low growing decoratives and Pineapple
    • Maintain view of ocean
    • Widen path to clothing optional area
    • Add Heliconia and Ginger for privacy
    • Weed wack platform for lounging
    • Add groundcover around lounging area
    • Replace broken or difficult steps with packed and staked tires
    •  Weekly Trail work: Steps are carved out flat and clear of falling guava fruit and leaves
  • Harvesting:
    • Harvest Guava fruit when in season to keep walkways clear
    • Harvest Bamboo under supervision of Director when gets overgrown
    • Harvest Pineapple when bright Gold or Purple (White Pineapple) and smells sweet, remove after harvested and composted