Since I have given up on my desert oasis garden, I was thinking I would try a tropical jungle in my courtyard garden. I can use a lot of containers in the area and it is warm and protected with a mix of shade and sun. Only thing is its a rather small area.
What plants do you think would conjure up a vision of the tropics? I was thinking of some New Guinea Impatiens and begonias. I think the New Guineas are pretty expensive, so I wouldn't want to use too many of those. There are some newer variety of cannas that have a striped foliage. I wonder what would combine well with that? Could I put a small houseplant palm outside without killing it? Any ideas for accessories?
I think January/February fever is starting to get to me!