Tropical Gardening: Easter healing gardens create peace of mind

Wild date palms may be found occasionally along the West Hawaii coastline like these at Kohanaiki. Perhaps they were planted, but they may have grown from discarded seeds. (Voltaire Moise/courtesy photo)

What has the Easter Bunny and eggs have to do with Easter? The return of Jesus after the crucifixion has little to do with bunnies and eggs. However, the concept of rebirth and resurrection was based on the pagan holiday of Eostra that celebrated new life and fertility. Early Christians connected the two events and thus we celebrate with joy rather than sorrow.