News & Updates
For Immediate Release
February 1, 2019
HONOLULU – Using Xeric plants, aka drought tolerant or hardy plants, in your landscape is not just a water wise decision it’s part of a responsible solution to help reduce outdoor water consumption. To help you on your journey to create a drought tolerant landscape, each month the Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) and the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) are pleased to offer visitors to the garden a free Xeric seed or seedling.
A new seed or seedling will be unveiled on the first Wednesday of each month. To find out what’s being featured, please visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/BWSHXG, Twitter at @BWSHonolulu or our website at boardofwatersupply.com. If you don’t have access to a computer or social media and need more information, you may call Halawa Xeriscape Garden at (808) 748-5315. To receive your complimentary seed packet or clipping and information sheet about your future plant’s origin, care, and facts, you may visit the garden at 99-1268 Iwaena Street, Aiea HI 96701, on Wednesdays and Saturdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The month of February features a Hearts and Flowers cutting. This fast-growing succulent is great as a ground cover and can even be grown in planters. It has green heart shaped leaves and small colorful blossoms that open in the daylight, attracting bees and butterflies and close at night.
Visitors receive one seed packet per household, while supplies last.
The BWS and the FOHXG service the community with conservation workshops, garden tours, volunteer opportunities and a fabulous annual plant sale! Native Hawaiian and drought-tolerant plants have been featured at the Xeriscape Garden since September 1989. Xeriscaping consists of 7 simple principles that promote water conservation through planning and design, efficient irrigation, minimal turf usage, soil improvements, wise plant selection, appropriate mulching, and good maintenance. A Xeric landscape takes advantage of the natural environment, saves water, time and money for Oahu’s homeowners. For more information on how you can take that first step in your xeric landscape journey, please visit, http://www.boardofwatersupply.com/conservation/xeriscape.
A photo is attached for your consideration and use. The photo is courtesy of the Board of Water Supply.
Community Relations Specialist
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
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