After final photo!: Steer clear of thirsty plants. Bold succulents—agaves, aloes & aeonium—give Brooke’s garden the tropical foliage she wanted without the heavy water requirements. There’s also a lot less lawn to be irrigated now—she left just en.
We were influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in our coastal neighbourhood and overseas, too, she says. Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well!
Good example of layering - can use these sorts of plants in most of your garden beds. So you've got tall palms at the back, the Elephant ear adds drama, the cordylines (red ones) colour, and the lower philodendron covers the ground.
If only I had a green thumb and could make our yard look like this! Master the Art of Using Color in the Garden. Create a bold, dramatic landscape with these tips for designing with colorful flowers and foliage.
Thai Garden Design designed and installed this new tropical garden for an Expat couple living in Central Pattaya. The original garden was a plain grass lawn, which had become patchy and dry. Shade from the tall wall had meant large.