Tropical Gardening: Easter is a time for hope and aloha

Bromeliads are low maintenance and add color to our Hawaiian gardens. Many species seldom need fertilizer or water except under extremely dry conditions. Some prefer shade and others will thrive in sun or shade. They may grow as epiphytes along with orchids or on rocks. Photo courtesy Voltaire Moise

Easter and spring remind us that our gardens burst with new life even in the tropics. It brings out the best in our nature. However, it is important to know how to keep our landscapes happy.