Please forgive all the pruning/raking/weeding/sweeping that needs to be done! The up side of living in Hawaii is that everything grows like crazy here. The down side is that everything grows like crazy here!
Then: Featured plants: Puakenikeni (tree on left, by the blue pot, not to be confused with the Nicole Scherzinger song), variegated ficus (tree on right), Cordyline terminalis or red ti plants (um...the big clumps of red leaves)
Then: Featured plants: Puakenikeni (tree on right, near the troll), lime tree (the other one), Euphorbia Leucocephala (the ones that look like dead sticks along the wall), and Monstera deliciosa (the ones that are covering the wall in the bottom picture)
Then: Featured plants: Euphorbia leucocephala (the dead sticks), plumbago (blue fowers in the middle), Cuphea hyssopifolia or false heather (plants bordering the plumbago, with the pink/purple flowers), spider lily (blooming in the pot). Both the plumbago and the spider lily were given to me by a friend who was leaving the island. Unfortunately, things were a little hectic at the time, and they spent about a year hanging out in a plastic bag until I was able to get them properly planted. Fortunately, they are, apparently, super hardy.
Then: Featured Plants: Monstera deliciosa (left), spider lily (the one with the sword-like leaves [has never bloomed]), red ginger (on right), Mocha (the furry one with the legs)
Then: Featured plants: Hibiscus tiliaceus or variegated hau (atop the wall), Strelitzia (nicolai?) or bird-of-paradise (large, leathery leaves toward right-not sure of the variety, but I suspect this may get monstrous-it hasn't bloomed yet either, but I can't wait until it finally does!)
Potted miniature rose
Den. Pam Tajima (altroviolaceum 'Pygmy' x eximium) just beginning to unfurl