Tropical Gardening: For fragrance don’t miss the Plant People Road Show Saturday, Feb. 10

Several species of magnolia may be grown in Hawaiian gardens. Magnolia grandiflora is especially popular for its fragrance. (Voltaire Moise/Courtesy Photo)

Days are a bit chilly but are getting longer. However, there is a noticeable spring fever effect when it comes to local gardeners because many fragrant flowering plants start blooming at this time. Also, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so it is time to shop for gifts.