Long winters leave most of us longing for the tropics. So why not bring the tropics to you!? A new and exciting trend is happening in the garden world. The heat and humidity of summer is the perfect climate for some tropical beauties in your landscape!
Keep the following tips in mind…
Do you like the idea of using tropicals to spice up your garden, but have no idea where to start? Here’s a quick list of some good plants that will help get you going…
Hardy varieties like True and False Palms are great if you have a big space to fill. Tree Ferns are also wonderful, large plants with a tropical flare.
Canna lilies are large leafed plants that sport flower stalks mid-summer. These are highly prized for their variegated foliage and blooms that typically last until the first frosts.
Crotons, Jenny Craigs, Elephant Ears, Dracenas and Snake Plants are all used for their interesting foliage colors and textures.
Pothosand certain Coleus are wonderful trailing varieties that look stunning cascading over a pot or retaining wall.
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