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Tropical Plants - Hosta, coleus, zebra banana, Medinilla shrub, Angel’s trumpet - Cincinnati

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from Anthropologie

Blocked Planter

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Tropical garden with beautiful bromeliads

Instead of using commercial fertilizers and plant food, why not use some scraps from your kitchen that would otherwise end up in the trash or compost bin to amend and improve your garden soil naturally? Inexpensive and easy, these are my favorite ways to get my garden ready for spring planting. Eggshells, banana peels, Epsom salts, coffee grounds. Find out more at

Elephant Ear (Colocasia) 'Black Beauty'

from eBay

40 Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Love hummingbirds? There are many different flowering plants you can add to your garden or balcony to attract and nourish these beautiful birds. Have a look at the suggestions and see what would work in your yard. Hummingbirds, like bees and butterflies,

cannas, profusion zinnias, elephant ears, celosia, sweet potato, make this look. could add coleus, impatiens and caladiums under shade of larger tropicals.