On Gardening: ‘Wonderfully wicked’ year for coleus

Goodness, it is proving to be a “wonderfully wicked” year for coleus. In this case wicked is great and promises to add incredible color and texture to your garden. Wicked actually refers to two new colors or varieties in the ColorBlaze series of coleus. If you are like me you probably thought we had all of the coleus we could ever want 10 years ago. This is simply not the case.

Bench Warrants: May 8, 2020

As of Friday May 8, 2020 the following individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants:

Hometown Heroes: Franz Weber is Paying it Forward

Editor’s note: Each Wednesday, West Hawaii Today is publishing a story about individuals, groups or organizations that have helped make life better for others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let’s eat: Skillet spinach pie

Nothing beats a one-skillet meal for ease of preparation on special occasions. This cheesy spinach pie can be made ahead of time and served at room temperature, and it’s also terrific on a buffet table right out of the oven. Make sure the phyllo dough is properly thawed so it unrolls without tearing.

Plant of the Month: Edible flowers

It has been posited that April showers bring May flowers. Here in the tropics, however, we often experience flowers year-round. Spring does herald a new burst of life in our gardens, even in Hawaii, as the days get longer and warmer. Coupled with the abundance of rain we’ve had in the last few months, May could produce a bounteous floral display.

Bench Warrants: May 1, 2020

As of Friday May 1, 2020 the following individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants:

Island Life: Peep!

Newly hatched red junglefowl chicks (Gallus gallus) forage underneath a large monkeypod tree in Captain Cook. (Clint Zavodny/Community contributor)

BEZONA: Celebrate Mothers Day with Mother Earth

Next Sunday is Mothers Day, and if you forget any of those favorite women in your life, you are in real trouble! Trying to wrack your brains for just the right last minute gift can be frustrating. Don’t panic. Relax and be creative at the same time. This year may be particularly limited as far as shopping goes due to the Covid 19 lockdown, but it can certainly give folks time for thought.