Fragrant flowers add to May Day weekend

  • The heavy scent of the cinnamon gardenia is a fragrant addition to local gardens. Not often found in garden shops, but it is easily grown from seed. (Photo courtesy/Voltaire Moise)

May Day in Hawaii is Lei Day as well. We celebrate Lei Day on May 1, but continue with leis throughout the year. Now there is also a noticeable spring fever effect when it comes to local gardeners, because many flowers start heavy blooming at this time.