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!
After #2 final photo!: Steer clear of thirsty plants... Bold succulents—agaves, aloes & aeonium—give Brooke’s garden the tropical foliage she wanted without the heavy water requirements. There’s also a lot less lawn to be irrigated now—she left just enough grass to spread out a blanket.
We are very excited to have been nominated by HGTV for their 2016 Ultimate Outdoor Awards in the Gorgeous Gardens' category - please stop by hgtv.com/outdoorawards & have a look at all of the beautiful entries! voting is from March 15th - April 4th. This is a detail of a tropical landscape design/planting near swimming pool with a shelf & shaded area for the owners to relax during the hot summers here in Key West, Florida.