added by Julia Nims
(10 months ago)
"Lush foliage is essential. A tropical garden is not the place for the plant collector who wants every plant to have its own spotlight position. Tropical gardens are filled with plants, overlapping one another, climbing on top of one another, filling in the space below and up high. Density is key.
Design tip: A sloped yard makes it easy to elevate plants so they can be seen while still maintaining the sense of a densely planted space. If your yard isn't sloped, use raised beds and pots at the back of the space to create that feeling."