Tropical Gardening: Windy and dry weather tough on landscapes

Photo courtesy of VOLTAIRE MOISE Coconut palms, grass and naupaka plantings on Makalapua Street are dying from lack of water. By ignoring the irrigation needs of local landscapes, we lose valuable gardens that make island communities beautiful.

February and March are notorious for blustery weather, but this year it combines with extra-dry weather, especially in Kona.