Tropical garden design has become one of the most popular forms of garden design in recent years. Not only is it different, but it also makes your garden look more vibrant and colorful. The plants selected for this garden type all come with unique looks and color, the two most important factors for this garden design.
Tropical gardens also attract their share of nature friends like butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. The nature and type of plants used in tropical garden design vary. In this article, we shall discuss some tips for tropical garden design.
The plants are of different kinds- while some may require a lot of heat, others may also require a lot of water. Most of these plants also have to be protected from freezing temperatures. Plants may also die due to the freezing temperatures. This is why a lot of gardeners in cold climates put their plants in containers during the cold months. This is one way in which you can protect your tropical plants.
This is one plant that you must have if you are setting out to build a tropical garden. This is a tropical plant that needs lots of sunlight and it can survive well under conditions of irregular watering. In the tropical forests, the bougainvillea is subject to high periods of rainfall with long dry periods following right after that. Now that is something which you can easily do in a tropical garden type.
For instance, water the plants very well for some weeks and after that stop watering altogether. It is during the dry periods that bougainvillea blossoms with rich hues of bright flowers.
There are many ways in which bougainvillea can grow. For instance, it can climb up a tree as a vine. It can also be shaped and pruned. Bougainvilleas, however, contain thorns and might not be suitable for children. But this is a risk which can be taken especially when you see the bright colorful flowers. As they contain thorns, so it also might be a good idea to install them as fences in your garden to keep away outsiders.