Tropical Garden E

A brief walk through outlining Garden E's borderlines and how to keep them looking as beautiful as ever and ensuring vehicles can safely travel down the road to the designated parking areas on the property.


  • Driveway side Border of the property shared with neighbor Lloyd. From Front Gate to Aloha Bus.

Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden:

This Decorative Garden has the following plants:

  • Heliconia
  • Monstera
  • Ti Tree
  • Yellow Ginger
  • Blue Ginger
  • Mexican Sunflower
  • Impatiens
  • Thimble berries

Maintenance Activities For This Garden:

  • Main Weeds: Cane Grass, Stink Maile, lawn grass, Mexican Sunflower
    • Eradicate cane grass as close to the base as possible using a Kama and pickax out if accessible
    • Stink Maile wraps itself around larger plants and their leaves, use a Kama for removal
    • Mexican Sunflower will grow wild rapidly. Keep trimmed by snapping the branch with your hands and throw like a spear over the crater edge into the cane grass
    • 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:
    • 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.
    • Use weed whacker to trim grasses where needed, making sure NOT to hit the plants or trees
    • Fine hand weeding in the rest of the garden using a Kama to remove choking weeds and climbers
    • Trim decorative plants and trees that are obstructing/overhanging driveway with electric trimmers
    • Add soil to smaller plants, trim and add more soil as needed
    • 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 berries regularly when in season, promotes budding and growth low to the ground. Keep an eye out to see if it's needed weekly or bi-weekly