Tropical Gardening: Spring fragrance adds another pleasure to Hawaii gardens

Photo courtesy of Voltaire Moise The delicate fragrance of the South African Natal Plum can be enjoyed along with its edible fruit. Several forms are available including a prostrate ground cover and a bushy form that can create an impenetrable hedge due to its thorny branches.

The sun has officially passed over the equator as the Earth dips to the south. It is now officially spring. Our weather is generally mild all year, however, there is a noticeable spring fever effect when it comes to local gardeners. This is because many flowers start heavy blooming at this time.