HEAVEN AND EARTH LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION 2567 COLLINGWOOD DALLAS TX. 972 247-3204 heavenandearthent@yahoo.com


   PHOTOS  OF A   HARDY  TROPICAL  LANDSCAPE  

Comprehensive photo treatment of a tropical appearing  yet climactically hardy landscape throughout a growing season.

A joyous place to sit anytime of the year - something is always blooming.
Lillies and canna blooming up to the Sago Palm, which is placed in the area best protected from north wind.
A variegated canna called Tropicanna.
Tons of tropical appearing perennials and profile plants create the illusion of the ocean beach.
This outstanding purple leafed canna is one of the variations of cannas used for dynamic color accents.
Taller voluminous colorful perennial shrubs kept atop the berm do not compete with the more lilly-like plants in front.
Vines will cover the rear fence, and hardy banana will grow to 15' and create a deep but simple backdrop for the pool's complex landscape.
The rear fence has a Loquat in corner surrounded by liriope and canna.
Closeup of Bengal Tiger canna also known as Tropicanna Yellow.
With hardy bannana which will fill in the background, in time vertical accents will alternate from foreground to background as several varieties of palm undulate the foreground landscape up and down.
The bizarrely branching Hollywood Juniper (far left) is a natualizing link to the native junipers visible beyond the fence.
The left corner uses a combination of a smaller Sago Palm, Oleander and Spanish Dagger for a vertical accent variation.
Nandina and Liriope create a linear visual contrast to the freeness of the more complex tropical component of the landscape.
Curvilinear beds follow and break up the fence line with pools of plants from the main landscape.
View containing bed adjacent to the fence which continues the landscape with a few variations.
Cyperus (Umbrella Plant) and Hedychium (Hardy Ginger) take advantage of shade provided by fence.
Looking over the Windmill Palm to the similar shape of the Tropical "Ti" plant in the container across the pool.
Reverse view illustrating how planters, containers and pots may be used in paved areas to enhance and augment a landscape.
Tropicanna Canna in Black Gamecock Iris provide color accents in a wet spot at the end of the pool deck.
For my design I was tasked to create a "his and hers" landscape - tropical appearing but with amazing year round flower power.
Only one soon to be tall Spanish Dagger Yucca will grow into the central view of large background bananas and Carolina Jessamine cloaking the fence.
The Agapanthus flowers reach out to you as you walk by.
I call this approach to tropical landscaping in full sun, the Yucatan style
Although key evergreen shrubs and groundcover create underlying continuity, each area is unique.
Some day, one of these plants will have flowers as large as yellow pineapples.
Closeup of Sedum and Mexican Oleander blooming.
These fountain shaped plants will grow together, each sending up its unique flower stalks out of the jungle of foliage.
In time the white blooms of the Yucca Pendulas will synch up and occur simultaneously - sometimes twice a year.
Mediterranean Fan Palm surrounded by a riotous panoply of strap leaved perennials flowering year round.
This Pindo Palm along with the other strap shaped plants, adds movement and life to the landscape when the wind blows.
The Tropicanna canna's green stripes duplicate the shapes of the yucca and Dwarf Palmetto leaves.
Even when not in bloom, Tropicanna's multicolored variegations (stripes) can propel a landscape.
Oleander, tall Yucca and Canna replicate the shapes of the taller Palms for a design variation.
Winter color of Nandina and in the corner Sago Palm in the most protected area from north wind.
Yuccas blooming for the second time - just before the first winter freeze.
 


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