Davids GardenTropical Landscape, Miami
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Use texture. Many gardeners grow tropical plants for their color, but you mustn’t overlook the dramatic and architectural textures that they lend to the landscape as well. Every single texture in the photo here is provided by a tropical plant, yet gardeners outside the tropics can get the same effects by using temperate and tropical foliage plants together in the same bed.The philodendron (Philodendron ‘Burle-Marx’, zones 10 to 11) can be swapped out with temperate plants with a similar texture, such as hostas (Hosta spp, zones 3 to 9), while the larger-leaved palm trees can be replaced with cold-hardy types, like windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei, zones 7 to 11) or needle palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix, zones 6 to 11). Oh, and that split-leaf philodendron (Monstera deliciosa, zones 10 to 11) peeking over the path? Its iconic cut leaves make it worthwhile to grow in a container and take indoors for winter.