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! - Jolene's Gardening

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!

Elephant Ear (Colocasia) 'Black Beauty'. Would love to add this near by my cleomies but it would only thrive in NY for a limited time..

Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Black Beauty'

We like the little ferns at the bottom, to use along the side of the house Bamboo -Gracillis

DIY Dried up Stream Beds 6

Planting for privacy - Bambusa 'Slender Weaver'. Invasive - plant in pots, hidden with ground cover such as these ferns.

Due to the relatively narrow base of this plant, it can be kept easily at one meter diameter, ‘Hot Rio Nights’ works well as a screen plant in narrow spaces. It fans out to 3 to 4 meters at the top giving plenty of coverage. No leaf drop makes it ideal for planting near swimming pools. It also works well as an accent plant or to fill a large space amongst other tropical plants. It can be a good alternative to Bamboo, it will stay true to size and perform for years given the right…

‘Hot Rio Nights’ works well as a screen plant in narrow spaces. It fans out to 3 to 4 meters. A good alternative to Bamboo

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