Tropical Home Landscape

From their deck, this couple’s backyard landscape reminds them of one of their favorite tropical vacation spots. Within this densely planted space there’s big, bold foliage along with bright shades of flowers. Host Troy Marden learns the maintenance involved for this garden in USDA Climate Zone 7.

Plants Featured in this Clip

HEDYCHIUM coronarium (butterfly ginger)
BRUGMANSIA or DATURA (Angel's Trumpet)

Gardener Extras

  1. Each flower can last for a few days, or several. Once flowering begins, it can last for months. Fragrant.
  2. Here in zone 7, Richard digs out each banana tree, bags up the root end, and stores in the garage for the winter.

Troy B. Marden

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