These plants make gardening easy

Even though the days are beginning to get longer, many like to brighten up their home with bouquets of colorful cut flowers. For most kamaaina, flowering plants are another option. Instead of lasting a few days, flowering plants — referred to as “air plants” — can last for years and are an easy way for interior or exterior gardening.

This year, become a master gardener

New year’s resolutions are fun to make, but it is sometimes hard to measure their success. Learning about landscaping and gardening is a good example. Hawaii is unique in its horticultural blend of plants and landscapes. Although we live in the tropics, gardening is heavily influenced by the ways of Europe and the Americas. This, plus Asian, Polynesian and African agricultural influences have made landscaping and gardening fun but a bit complicated.

Grant goes to Hawaii Forest Institute for restoration

OOKALA — The Hawaii Community Foundation through its FLEX Grants program recently awarded $15,000 in grant funding to the Hawaii Forest Institute (HFI). HFI was awarded FLEX grant funding through the Kuhio Community Fund and Arthur Lawrence Mullaly Fund.

Island Life: 12-26-18

What’s left of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on Alii Drive after the restaurant’s closing this month. (Monica Gelien/Community Contributor)