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Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Tropical Looking Plants Down South

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from ViewKick

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.

Dypsis baronii stems, Kerikeri, NZ. Palm and Cycad Society of New Zealand

from Coastal Living

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.

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We were influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in our coastal…

Dypsis baronii - grows in cooler climates