Alexander palms and cordylines reach toward the canopy. Below, *Trachelospermum jasminoides* ‘Tricolor’, one of the hardiest groundcover plants, spills from its raised bed.: [object Object]

A Tropical Oasis on the NSW North Coast

Alexander palms and cordylines reach toward the canopy. Below, *Trachelospermum jasminoides* ‘Tricolor’, one of the hardiest groundcover plants, spills from its raised bed.

tropical garden inspiration: dwarf red ginger, cordyline (ti plant), crotons - from Fairmont Wailea, Maui Hawaii - Good Gardening

tropical garden inspiration: dwarf red ginger, cordyline (ti plant), crotons – from Fairmont Wailea, Maui Hawaii

We were influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in our coastal neighbourhood and overseas, too," she says. "Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well!"

Wendy's Balinese-Inspired Garden

Influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in the coastal neighbourhood and overseas. Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well!

Tropical Garden Inspiration via Google search "tropical garden"  Link - http://www.gblandscapes.com.au/gallery/Garden%2Bmaintenance/tropical-garden-mosman/65379

Just love the sandstone with the tropical planting. Have started this in my front yard.

Hardy Tropicals You Can Grow! • Check out these tips! • We found these hardy tropicals you can grow, just about anywhere! Some of them are pretty hardy in all but the coldest climates and some of them need some winter protection.

Hardy Tropical Plants You Can Grow

Hardy Tropicals You Can Grow! Check out these tips! We found these hardy tropicals you can grow just about anywhere! Some of them are pretty hardy in all but the coldest climates and some of them need some winter protection.

Add symmetry to hosta garden add larger trellis. traveller’s palm provides vertical drama in this tight space, bookended by the octopus-like forms of Myers asparagus ferns. Greg transformed the bare [Colorbond](http://www.colorbond.com/|target="_blank") fence on a tight budget by creating a decorative framework panel from simple garden stakes. Bamboo screening panels were framed with lengths of recycled timber. Photo: Scott Hawkins

Greg and Nicki’s Lush Tropical Courtyard

A traveller’s palm provides vertical drama in this tight space, bookended by the octopus-like forms of Myers asparagus ferns.

Got the Post-Holiday Blues? 16 Ways to Bring Balinese Style Home With You

I am missing Bali already.Thanks for the tips! Got the Post-Holiday Blues? 16 Ways to Bring Balinese Style Home With You

Dwarf Heliconia are great border fillers. Beware that they "run" so need to have room.

The importance of verticals in a garden can be undermined with plants that are too thin at their base. Choosing the correct plant for establishing a broad presence while retaining height and colour is ideal.

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