Susan Tonkin
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Bromeliads make a beautiful lower story. Most bromeliads require frequent water, love humidity and filtered to shady spots.

Like the succulent look but very colorful Bromeliads make a beautiful lower story. Most bromeliads require frequent water, love humidity and filtered to shady spots.

Tropical Landscape Bed -  This lush bed contains only 4 plants. The contrast in heights & color give it a well-balanced look. All of the plants will work for zone 9 (except palm-see below for alternatives), but a very cold night or frost may cause some to have foliage damage or die back to the ground-returning in Spring. Christmas Palm Tree [Queen, Foxtail, and King best suited for zone 9]. Elephant Ear (Colocasia). Hawaiian Ti Plants (Cordyline Terminalis). Philodendron (Xanadu).

Tropical Landscape Bed - This lush bed contains only 4 plants. The contrast in heights & color give it a well-balanced look. All of the plants will work for zone 9 (except palm-see below for alternatives), but a very cold night or frost may cause some to

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

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

A premium plant! Kentia Palm is an elegant plant that eagerly thrives indoors yet grows relatively slowly so it can be enjoyed for many years. You’ll regard this palm as a stylish addition to your room, adding lush color and graceful fronds.  Botanic name: Howea fosteriana Care tip: Kentia palms are colder tolerant than some other palms, and can thrive in cold dips to 10 degrees F.

Botanic name: Howea fosteriana Care tip: Kentia palms are colder tolerant than some other palms, and can thrive in cold dips to 10 degrees F.

Time poor? Try these in your garden, courtyard or balcony. Our favourite low maintenance plants that ANYONE can grow... YES YOU!

Time poor? Try these in your garden, courtyard or balcony. Our favourite low maintenance plants that ANYONE can grow... YES YOU!

Leucodendron galpinii Deep purple and silver grey foliage during winter with silver cones late in spring/summer. Suitable for cut flowers hedges and borders. Very low maintenance medium frost and drought tolerant once established. Suitable for a variety of soil types but must be well drained. Prefers a full sun to part shade postion. Grows 1.5m …

Leucodendron 'Purple Haze' puts out silver cones at the tops of its branches in summer, drought tolerant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbyDH3t5xbk Little Jess™ Dianella is a tough low maintenance plant with a clumping growth habit and is one of the most widely used plants for mass planting in Australia. For more info on Little Jess™ Dianella Click here http://www.ozbreed.com.au/little-jess.html

Little Jess™ Dianella is a tough low maintenance plant with a clumping growth habit Little Jess™ Dianella is one of the most widely used plants for mass planting in Australia.