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
Use Bromeliads of different colors and heights and "layer" them as shown here. Bromeliads do well in full sun on the cooler windward side of the Hawaiian Islands........on the dry Lee side, they need to be in part shade.