There’s something about being in a garden surrounded by tropical plants that just makes you want to relax. Maybe it’s because you associate them with being on vacation on a tropical island. Or maybe all of those large colorful flowers and interesting leaves command so much attention that you forget about your problems for a little while.
In any case, wouldn’t it be great if you could re-create that feeling in your own garden? To achieve the look, you need a mix of stunning flowers and lush, large-leaved greenery, planted fairly close together to create a layered wall of plants. Add a water feature or two and you can have your own garden of paradise.
This list of hardy plants that look tropical will help you get started.