My Tropicalesque Garden this year-LINK
Here is what I have done so far in my garden this year. Some of my neighbors don't like it because they think these plants don't belong in Northern Virginia. One lady even had the gaul to tell my wife she thinks her house isn't selling because of it. You be the judge...turn up your speakers and tell me what you think.
Here is a link that might be useful: Panama John's Tropical Zone