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After #2 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 enough grass to spread out a blanket.

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! - Jolene's Gardening

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!

California Cabbage Agave, Agave parryi, nestled in a field of blue fescue, festuca glauca, create a stunning contrast of texture.  Both plants are wonderfully heat and drought tolerant.

Original pinner says: This grassy succulent spread takes much less effort, water, & chemicals than a lawn, and delivers way more beauty! Photo by John Evarts

tropical - river rocks along the edge

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Tropical Landscape Bed -  This lush bed contains only 4 plants. The contrast in heights & color give it a well-balanced look. All of the plants will work for zone 9 (except palm-see below for alternatives), but a very cold night or frost may cause some to have foliage damage or die back to the ground-returning in Spring. Christmas Palm Tree [Queen, Foxtail, and King best suited for zone 9]. Elephant Ear (Colocasia). Hawaiian Ti Plants (Cordyline Terminalis). Philodendron (Xanadu).

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.

Master the Art of Using Color in the Garden -- Create a bold, dramatic landscape with these tips for designing with colorful flowers and foliage.

Master the Art of Using Color in the Garden

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.

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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.

Love the succulent garden.

I like this idea of creating a lush desert landscape area of my yard, and maybe creating a concrete patio on the rest instead of this wood one.

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