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For Immediate Release
September 5, 2018

Free Xeric Seed for the Month of September 2018 at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden

Complimentary seeds are available for pick up on Wednesdays and Saturdays
 

lignum vitae tree of life september 2018 xeric seed of the monthHONOLULU – 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 and information sheet about your future plant’s origin, care, and interesting facts you may visit the garden at 99-1268 Iwaena Street, Aiea HI 96701, on Wednesdays and Saturdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The month of September features Lignum Vitae, Tree of Life seeds. The tree blossom are pretty blue flowers and are a welcome sight to bees and butterflies.  It is said to be the heaviest and hardest wood in the world and was used as clock bearings and gears for clocks and bowling balls. 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.

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Photo is attached for your consideration and use. Photo is courtesy of the Board of Water Supply.


Contact:

Sheri Mikami
Community Relations Specialist
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
(808) 748-5315


About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system. As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu. The BWS embraces its mission of "Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola" – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future. Uwē ka lani, ola ka honua – "When the heavens weep, the earth lives."