Pool & Patio Oasis
June is here, bring on the sun and fun!
June is the time to get ready for all the summer parties or get togethers with our family and friends.
I love creating a little oasis on my patio at home, a place where I can sit back and relax with those that I love.
This year I decided to design my own tropical paradise. My trip to Florida this spring had a lot to do with that decision. While visiting all the farms to pick out some cool plants to sell this summer I simply fell in love even more with all the colors and textures that the variety of tropical plants have to offer to our homescapes.
When our tropical order comes in early spring it brings our tropical paradise to life. Imagine seeing farms full of that kind of color. Truly an amazing sight to see!
Everyone has their own idea of what a tropical paradise looks like. I personally like to use lots of color so mine consist of lots of hibiscus and mandevillas. Oh and I can’t forget the gardenias! The smell from this plant totally relaxes me, so that one particular plant goes right next to my porch swing.
Now if I was lucky enough to have a pool, I would still have all the color with hibiscus but I would also have to add in a few robellini palms. This is my favorite palm; it just loves the sun and heat so this makes the perfect pool or patio plant.
- Yoder hibiscus
- Canna lilies
- Robellini palms
- Spindle palms
- Majesty palms
- Areca palms
- Boston ferns
- Elephant ear alocasia
- Bird of paradise