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Landscape your yard: effective strategies for beginner gardeners

Tropical garden planting. This large bed looks beautiful against the lawn. For a palette of warm-tones, combine large interesting foliage like cannas, elephant ear, and the spiky leaves of phormium (New Zealand flax) in shades of purple, green, and red.

10 Ways to Create a Backyard Oasis

10 Ways to Create a Backyard Oasis We asked Miami landscape architect Raymond Jungles, who’s known for this lush, low-fuss gardens, to share his secrets for turning any yard into a tropical retreat.