Tropical plants | Provides year-round colour - is easy to maintain and provides a relaxed exotic feel. If you don't live in a natural rainforest - use drought-tolerant plants such as bird of paradise, hibiscus, frangipani, bromeliads, cordylines and draecenas.
GoldenRock Inn - Nevis, West Indies. " I came across this hotel while reading the Garden Design magazine. I found an article by Paul O’Donell about this picturesque place and the story behind. It is not a chain hotel or anything similar but a very personal project from Helen and Bryce Marden. The owners are both artists and have created this bit of paradise with their very personal use of colour." http://www.goldenrocknevis.com
Hawaii garden, the smooth, coffee- and apricot-hued leaves of ti plants (Cordyline fruticosa) contrast with a blue fan palm’s corrugated fronds and elephant’s ear’s wavy green leaves. Mounded red and green tillandsias add punch in the foreground.