Backyard Getaway with Tropical Flair
Thinking about creating a new patio or deck? Look beyond the space right outside the back door. Pushing the gathering area to the back of the property mixes things up a bit from the traditional approach. We wanted a clean, contemporary look in this shady backyard, so went with straight lines in the bed, pond and path. Contrasting texture and foliage colors keep it interesting in spring, summer and fall, although there should be at least one colorful flower in bloom in each of these seasons, as well.
Featured plants include hydrangea, rhododendron, hosta, Abyssinian banana and more easy-care annuals and perennials.
This Backyard Getaway with Tropical Flair Garden Plan performs best in part shade and cold zones 5 to 8.
WHAT YOU GET
The Backyard Getaway with Tropical Flair Garden Plan is a 9-page pdf file. It includes:
• The gardenscape painting shown above
• Overhead plan view
• Tips on taking care of your new garden
• Detailed plant list with cold-hardiness zones
• 5-page article about how to build great garden soil, "From the Ground Up"