‘Making aloha attainable’

Guests join hands in prayer Saturday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hawaiian Habitats Foundation’s first home in Ainaloa. The organization aims to help families own homes at an affordable price and help with the home-buying process. Its mission is to create a platform of awareness and innovation through attainable housing options, sustainability, agriculture, community outreach, legislation and education.

Tropical Gardening: Ring in spring with flowering bulbs

During this season of the year, most mainland gardeners become bulb conscious. Even in Hawaii, garden magazines and garden supply stores now are featuring bulb advertisements and displays. Gladiolus, cannas, gloxinias, tuberous begonias, callas, amaryllis and caladiums are just a few of the many types available.