Tropical Gardening: Consider low-maintenance gardens and conserve water, too

Courtesy of VOLTAIRE MOISE Where rainfall is rare and lava predominates, such as Old Kona Airport Park, community members created a series of paths through a rocky area using existing materials and drought-tolerant plants at little cost, creating a minimal maintenance landscape.

Warm, wet days caused our gardens to flourish. But this can mean too much of a good thing.