Sweet fragrance of Hawaii’s spring bloom

The lemon scented Magnolia grandiflora is one of many fragrant flowering trees that make Hawaiian gardens special. Grafted trees stay small and flower heavily. (Voltaire Moise/Courtesy photo)

April showers bring May flowers on the mainland, but in Hawaii, spring is all year. However, there is a noticeable spring fever effect when it comes to local gardeners because many flowers start heavy blooming at this time.