New 'blank slate' tropicalesque front yard ideas?
After ripping out everything in my backyard and switching to palms/bananas/ee and hibiscus I'm ready to start on the front yard, but I don't really know where to begin.
I've bought several books on tropical landscaping and have seen suggestions on where to buy plans for borders, but so far none of the ideas have inspired me.
So to my question... if you had a blank slate and a front yard that is 60'wide and 35'deep w/a front walk snaking up the middle, what would be in your "tropical looking" front yard? (as background.. single-story brick ranch house, zone 8 - Dallas, fairly alkaline soil [7.3] and literally nothing in the yard right now, just soil ready for planting.)
Thanks for any tips!