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We love to use inexpensive Majesty palms everywhere—in rooms that need a little life and on patios and porches. It makes a gorgeous “thriller” plant in a big outdoor container—with showy Tropic Escape mandevilla and hibiscus surrounding its base. Botanic name: Ravenea rivularis Care tip: Majesty palms like moist soil, but don’t allow them to dry out or sit in water. http://www.costafarms.com/Public/PlantLibraryView.aspx?Id=47

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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

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Creative front-yard makeovers

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.

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Admirable Front Yard Landscaping Ideas for Your Front of House : Gorgeous Tropical Landscape With Front Yard Landscaping Surrounded By Croton And Fern Also Bromeliad Under Palm Tree Then Added By Stone Landscaping

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Persian Shield, so irridescent aqua green and vivid purple. Sadly, an semi-tropical and thus an annual for us but beautiful in the shade garden.

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