Last weekend, feeling the need for some more tropical inspiration I drove up to Sunnybank in Queensland to visit Dennis Hundscheidt’s open garden. Heavy rain and flash flooding had been forecast fo...

More tropical inspiration …

Last weekend, feeling the need for some more tropical inspiration I drove up to Sunnybank in Queensland to visit Dennis Hundscheidt’s open garden. Heavy rain and flash flooding had been forecast fo… - Gardening Aisle

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

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!

Where the wild things are: The tropical garden is filled with banana trees, bamboo plants and palm trees in leeds

It's a jungle in there! Man creates exotic paradise garden with banana plants and palm trees… in his backyard in LEEDS

Where the wild things are: The tropical garden is filled with banana trees, bamboo plants and palm trees - definitely inspiring

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Tropical Garden Retreat

A 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

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

A view of the tropical garden featuring Xanthosoma sp. and ensete ventricosum. From cooltropicalplants.com site, CT

A nice picture of a cool tropical garden featuring tender exotic foliage plants. The large leaved plants in the foreground are Xanthosoma (coco yam or elephant ears) These are grown annually from grocery bought tubers.

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