Garden C is rather easy to oversee, often times just needing weeding jobs assigned to volunteers in order to clear up space for the decorative as well as edible plants. Garden C proudly contains
one of Hedonisia Hawaii's multi-purpose ponds which function as mosquito control, decor and a tranquil place for people to ease their mind.
- Lawn/Yard of Cottage
Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden:
This Mixed Jungle Garden has the following plants:
- Red Hibiscus
- Blue Ginger
- Water Hyacinth
Maintenance Activities For This Garden:
- Main Weeds: Cane Grass
- Eradicate cane grass as close to the base as possible using a Kama and pickax out if accessible
- Dump weeds onto berm on the side of Jungle Cottage to build a safe slope at 45° angle.
- Identification and Labeling:
- Tag and label transplanted trees with bright color tree ribbon.
- Label the tree with date it was transplanted (only babies so we can see the growth process)
- Update plant pages if any are added or
- Borders & Maintenance:
- "Civilize" Berm (side path) trail - fill walking gaps and spaces with base of black rock and finish layer of red cinder
- Thin Ferns
- Plant more low, decorative, and easy edibles
- Half / reduce night-blooming Jasmine and throw "spears" into crater slope (too fragrant)
- Keeping the 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
- Use weed whacker to trim grasses where needed, making sure NOT to hit the plants or trees and to avoid getting too many clippings into the pond.
- Continue fine hand weeding the rest of the garden using the Kama to remove choking weeds and climbers
- Trim decorative plants and trees that are obstructing/overhanging entrance to property (focus on Lauhala which grows too big)
- Add soil to smaller plants, trim and mulch tree bases as in propagation section above.
- We also collect wood shavings from projects to use as a decorative mulch in non-food beds. Guava inhibits 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 to see if it's needed weekly or bi-weekly (fruiting trees as Avocado)
- Pick up Coconuts that have fallen and take them to outdoor eating area
- 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.