Tropical Garden C

This Garden is Now Resting Under Lava

As we try to rebuild, we will always remember our past.

In our 14-year history, the Hedonisia community developed a number of websites, books, and eCourses that show how to make a living in our Hedonisia Lava to Lotus Web Portfolio..

With our approach to community living based on ecotourism and ecofeminism, we attracted wonderful people from around the world. 


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:

  • Mulberry
  • Red Hibiscus
  • Plumeria
  • Lauhala
  • 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 removed from the garden.
  • 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:
    • 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.