Tropical Gardening: You are in trouble if you forget your valentine

This rare giant-leafed anthurium, displayed by Diane McWhirter at Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary, is grown at 3,000-feet elevation. With protection from wind it may be grown at low elevations as well. (Voltaire Moise/Courtesy photo)

You are in luck if you read this column early today and can make the Plant People Road Show at the Old Kona Airport Pavilion starting at 8 a.m. and closing at 1 p.m. There will be choice plants for Valentine’s Day gifts, especially rare orchids and anthuriums.