Have you thought of a tropical garden design?
Especially in a smaller, urban garden where the garden is not having to blend into a rural setting, tropical planting can be a powerful alternative to a traditional garden design. Instead of relying on traditional design techniques such as edged borders, hedges and straight paths, a tropical garden design relies on the character of each tropical plant.
Paths can be windy and made from rich brown bark and planting can be designed so that it fills the canopy, middle layer and floor of your ‘forest’.
When thinking of a tropical garden design make sure you have good, rich soil and good drainage and if possible sheltered from a windy aspect.
Good luck with your plants. See my article on tropical garden design for further information.
Here are two examples we completed recently.