Create shade garden with tropical plants
In the hot summer days, the shade garden is the most popular place for those who live in the tropics. Tropical plants are bright and alive like sunny flower beds, surprisingly, many of them will thrive well even in the shaded areas of your garden. Here are some hints, to liven up the darkest corners of the garden.
Brighten up with tropical flower bulbs
The cultivated grasses and Caladiums (Caladium spp.) and a good example of how seasonal tropical plants can brighten the dark places in your garden (Alpinia zerumbet) are colorful shell ginger. Here, the bulbous plants with other plants with fine leaves are mixed.
The tropical flower bulbs can be planted in the summer, but must be removed before the first frost. The storage is to be carried out, such as for example worm stone, shredded paper or peat moss in the dry until next spring. In warmer areas you could try out in the winter in the ground to leave them, but plenty strohgedeckt.
Bring the houseplants outside
This irresistible Bromeliad (Alcantarea imperialis) and tree ferns (Cyathea cooperi) are recorded not in Hawaii, but in Seattle. This is a stage, designed by AHBH landscape architecture with tropical plants in ceramic urns at different heights in the middle of soft Greens, which can easily be removed before the first frost.
This look can easily be imitated, if you watch it, don’t burn the leaves to make. The houseplants like fresh rain water and moisture, which get them into the garden, and you will be amazed by the exotic atmosphere.
Put the grass by shade tolerant ground vegetation
Lawn grasses could thrive in shade hard, but low-maintenance ground vegetation combined with step stones are an excellent alternative. Their deep green leaves with fine texture are the perfect backdrop for bold, leafy tropical plants.
The mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicas) on this picture is the great alternative for lawn grass for shady corners and stays green in warmer zones. Liriope (Liriope muscari) and fern are also a good choice for floors, ceilings with fine texture.The sides of the garden make tempting. They are often overlooked as surfaces with a low potential and are used for trash bins, compost heaps and other nasty things. The page gardens in the shade can look even more cruel.
Tropical flower bulb install
So it will be interesting, you grow tropical flower bulbs as Elephantenohr (Colocasia and Alocasia) or winter dormant Ginger (Zingiber zerumbet), with bright red cones on high stalks in late summer and autumn.
Use the small areas
Often, the smallest garden are those with low-light, adjoining walls, trees or tall buildings in the wrong areas. So a close button as shown on the picture can be set up easily, and has an own micro-climate, which is ideal for tropical plants.
The cultivation of tropical plants on small areas must be equal not too many plants, because they quickly outgrow the space and cut off or separated are, so the garden looks cozy. Start with Hardy evergreen shrubs and ground vegetation as a base and a comfortable paved surface so that the guest and you can enjoy the garden. Then, set the accents.
Many gardeners use tropical plants because of their colour, but don’t miss the dramatic and architectural textures. Every single texture in the picture comes from a tropical plant, but the same effect can be achieved with foliage plants from tropical zones in the same bed.
The philodendron (Philodendron ‘Burle-Marx’) can be changed with moderate plants with similar texture, like for example plantain Lily (Hosta spp.), and the broad-leaved Palm can be exchanged (Rhapidophyllum hystrix) with Hardy hemp palms (Trachycarpus fortune) or needle Palm species. And the window sheet there? His cut sheet forms are worth that the plant in a container is grown and in the winter can be provided at home.
Check the shadow
There are (Quercus virginiana) a big difference between the fine and airy shaded by live oak trees on the screen and the mixed light on one side of the House, which suddenly switches from full shade to direct sunshine during the day. You can have shadow with the cultivation of new trees and more light – with the commissioning of an Arborist who regularly maintain your garden.
Beware of trees, sold as a fast growing. Often, they torture your homeowners with brittle branches, dirty seed and attacking roots. Search prefer such trees that you enjoy in the next few years.