Tropical Gardening: Rock and water elements add to Hawaiian gardens

A very small garden can have rock and water elements. Even with no access to water, one can create the impression of a stream bed as has been done here. (Voltaire Moise/Courtesy photo)

Since we live in a multicultural place with a great variety of climatic and geographic expressions, we can create almost anything in our gardens. Orchids, bromeliads and other epiphytes and lithophytes are perfect for gardens lacking in soil. We also have an abundance of lava rock!