Tropical Gardening: Hawaii Rhododendron Society meets again

  • Photo courtesy of Voltaire Moise Tropical Vireya Rhododendron, like these growing at Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary in Kaloko Mauka, add cheery colors among the green vegetation of the misty forest.

Finally, after almost two years of avoiding people due to the pandemic, plant societies like the Hawaii chapter of the America Rhododendron Society are digging out of hibernation and having safe gatherings again. This means they can share their love, knowledge and starts with one another and those folks interested in this amazing family of plants. As we head in to spring, March is likely to be the month that many of the COVID-19 restrictions are eased and we can once again connect with folks in social settings.