15 lush tropical garden ideas

How to Make a Tropical Garden Design

How to Make a Tropical Garden Design Flowers, Plants & Planters If you are of the notion that a tropical garden calls for high maintenance, you are wrong. Such a garden can wonderfully survive low attention if it is properly designed. From choosing the setup of the garden to selecting the proper plants, here is a stepwise guide to go ahead with your dream tropical garden. 1. Check out the soil type and climate of the area This is a very important consideration since all tropical plants do not grow in similar climatic conditions or on the same type of soil. Hot places are good for some while there are others that thrive well in mild winters. 2. Craft a rough design After taking a close look at the area you have, draw out a design of the landscape, keeping in mind the existing trees and structures. Try not to eliminate trees, rather surround them with plants. Dining area, pool, walkways can also be fitted in. 3. Collect good ideas The internet is right there to help you if you are lacking good ideas. Get some idea from some existing tropical garden designs over the internet. You may even come across plants which will be best for your garden. 4. Set up a shade cover If you have a natural shade cover such as a big tree, that’s best. Plants which cannot bear excess heat can grow under the shade. If your garden has no big trees, you can establish some structure. 5. Ensure that the area is filled with plants A tropical garden means lush foliage since it is similar to a natural forest where plants grow as per their own will. So, allow plants to overlap and even climb over one another. 6. Opt for big leaves and bright flowers Shrubs like ferns are good, but in addition to that, consider plants that have big leaves. They will not only increase the density of your garden but also enhance the tropical feel. Moreover, do not forget to include exotic plants with bright, uniquely shaped flowers. 7. Add decors like water features and sculptures Make your tropical garden complete by roping in a water feature like a spa, pool, hot tub or simply a fountain or a pond. Add some more finesse to a rock structure, a sculpture or any other decorative feature. Now that your tropical garden is ready, you need only a bit of maintenance. Clean it periodically, removing harmful insects and dried leaves, and also ensure that all the plants are healthy.

A tropical garden in the heart of Melbourne

Aralia (Fatsia japonica), with its large, hand-like leaves, forms a lush mid-storey under the taller palms in this Melbourne garden | Photography: Simon Griffiths Landscaper John Couch has created a tropical garden in Melbourne’s south east by mimicking a tropical rainforest setting with its own microclimate. Essential for the success of the garden were the palms: Alexander, Bangalow and cabbage-tree varieties now stand tall in trios and clusters throughout, creating the all-important tall canopy.

How to Create a Tropical Garden

The tropical garden crosses boundaries. Encompassing American, Asian, Pacific Island and New Zealand coastal plants, the effect is lush, bright and bold. With the use of dramatic, contrasting form and foliage the tropical look has been adapted to reflect the diversity of plants grown in New Zealand as well as the diverse environment in which […] The tropical garden crosses boundaries. Encompassing American, Asian, Pacific Island and New Zealand coastal plants, the effect is lush, bright and bold. With the use of dramatic, contrasting form and foliage the tropical look has been adapted to reflect the diversity of plants grown in New Zealand as well as the diverse environment in which …
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Awesome Garden Lights for Your Sweet Backyard

Awesome Garden Lights For Your Sweet Backyard Light up your adorable backyard with these following fashionable and update outdoor garden lights.

30+ Best Stone Patio Designs Ideas

pictures of stone patio designs (16) Stones can give off that polished and sophisticated look on your patio designs. Unlike any other type of material, stones are solid, durable, can withstand extreme temperature and weather conditions, and can last for more than a lifetime. Some questions to ask when planning on patio stone designs. Table of Contents Is natural stone the … Read more

Tropical bohemian Palm Springs wedding: Jessica + Patrick (100 Layer Cake)

Tropical bohemian Palm Springs wedding: Jessica + Patrick We’re pretty smitten with this Palm Springs wedding featuring Refinery29’s Patrick and his bride Jessica, owner of the socially conscious Jewelry brand The Brave Collection. All the lovely details are
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Ian McMaugh

The orange tree in the centre of the garden provides both fruit, sun protection, privacy and MORE space for growing plants! Photo – Daniel S… Sydney landscape designer and editor of The Planthunter joins us again today with Plant / Life, her monthly garden column! Today Georgina introduces the lush Redfern garden of fashion designer turned garden designer Ian McMaugh. It’s a treasure trove of unusual plantings and epiphytes (plants that grow on other plants) – the perfect treatment for a challenging and very …

How to Design a Lush Tropical Retreat

Leafy plants Throughout the garden, king, queen, and pygmy date palms tower above cycads, plumerias, variegated schefflera, yellow gingers, red ti plants, and bromeliads that include the showy Billbergia pyramidalis. To fill in, Jack moved some houseplants outdoors, such as a staghorn fern that he mounted to a palm beside the pool. See how a boring Southern California yard got a stunning ??Hawaiian makeover, complete with tropical plants and a lagoon.

How to Create a Tropical Garden

The tropical garden crosses boundaries. Encompassing American, Asian, Pacific Island and New Zealand coastal plants, the effect is lush, bright and bold. With the use of dramatic, contrasting form and foliage the tropical look has been adapted to reflect the diversity of plants grown in New Zealand as well as the diverse environment in which […] The tropical garden crosses boundaries. Encompassing American, Asian, Pacific Island and New Zealand coastal plants, the effect is lush, bright and bold. With the use of dramatic, contrasting form and foliage the tropical look has been adapted to reflect the diversity of plants grown in New Zealand as well as the diverse environment in which …
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10 Inspiring Tropical Landscaping Ideas That Can Be Made Easily

10 Inspiring Tropical Landscaping Ideas That Can Be Made Easily #garden #gardenideas #landscaping The tropics is a place which is quite suitable for you who enjoy the warmth of character. The sunlight that shines through the entire year creates the tropics really comfortable for somewhere to stay. Coupled with all the varied green… Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: People Actually Have Gardens Like This

Via LINDSEY CAINE @lindseycaine Pic: Secluded lush patio under pergola with red seating. From the meet this community board Outdoor spaces that put our fire escape view to shame.
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Dealing With Dry Shade

Dealing With Dry Shade – FineGardening Find out how to overcome this challenging condition to get a lush garden that looks effortless

An airy Sydney home bursting with colour and print

An airy Sydney home bursting with colour and print: Hatarakukka and Sonatti cushions in the garden. Nordic design house Marimekko took over a sunny Sydney residence to showcase the SS16 Home collection and it was too good not to share.

Tropical Gardening By The Beach

A Sydney Northern Beaches garden has grown into a lush piece of paradise, take a look! A Sydney Northern Beaches garden has grown into a lush piece of paradise, take a look!

 

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