Plants, animals that give life to a tropical garden
SEE ALSO :A garden’s healing powerClimbers such as the Algerian ivy and passion fruits also reinforce that wild and rugged tropical look and feel. Appropriate spacing Whatever plants you settle on, it is important to try and figure out how large each one will eventually get and space them appropriately. Knowing the mature sizes will also help you locate plants correctly by keeping a hierarchy from the ground covers in the foreground to the mid-sized shrubs in the middle-ground and eventually the larger shrubs and trees at the back. Such hierarchy is important in ensuring each plant consistently gets enough sunlight.
SEE ALSO :Transform garden with pergolaWildlife Another distinct quality of a tropical garden is the abundance of life. You can attract birds, bees and butterflies by growing some nectar-rich blooms such as sunflowers and including a few feeders at strategic points. But few strategies can beat having a beautiful water feature in the middle of your tropical haven. Besides creating an unbelievable tropical ambience, a good water feature will unlock water’s life-giving quality and enable ornamental fish and aquatic plants to thrive in your tropical garden.
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