Tropical Garden V

Location:

Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden

This MIXED Garden has the following decorative plants:

This MIXED Garden has the following trees: 

Maintenance Activities For This Garden:

  • Main Weeds: Cane GrassStink Maile, Fire Ants, Mexican Sunflowers, choking, creeping and climbing weeds
    • Spray Soapy Water mix before working in this area
    • 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 plants carefully.
    • Remove all creeping weeds from around the whole garden beds and walkways.
    • Remove Mexican Sunflower from border – bring to crater slope at road front
  • Identification and Labeling:
    • Tag and label  transplanted trees with bright color tree ribbon
    • Date the tree with date it was transplanted
    • Update plant pages if any are added or deleted removed from the garden.
  • Borders & Maintenance:
    • Pig proof border by adding sticks and logs around to deter them from entering
    • Plant Ginger on border planting closer to create a natural pig border – remove Mexican Sunflowers
    • Remove/harvest Guava trees (dig and get the root) next to Guava Hale – plant on slopes and trails for safety and erosion control
    • Remove plants and weeds in back and the sides of Aloha Bus and replace w/ Ginger and low decoratives – open airflow
    • Keep sides and underneath the Aloha Bus clear of weeds, sticks, and rubbish
    • Keep all walkways clear of leaves and sticks to avoid any slips or falls
    • Weed wall of decoratives by the bus walkway (towards neighbors property line behind bus) neat and tidy to avoid overgrowth
    • Find, and identify, all Bamboo on border
  • Harvesting:
    • Harvesting Bamboo regularly promotes a fuller Bamboo stand. Keep an eye to see if it’s needed
    • Harvest the Citrus regularly in season
    • Some trees need topping or harvesting is difficult.  Check with the director first about topping a tree or if you have any ideas for new red plants in this area.