|I have a long strip of retaining wall approx 75 ft long and 3 feet wide.|
I would like to plant a tropical garden. It gets morning sun, filtered day and late afternoon shade.
The plants I would like to include are: 2 Austrailian tree fern, carolina jessamine or tangerine Beauty crossvien, caleb or brilliant hibiscus, some type of banana or bird of paradise, flowering shrub-such as patriot rainbow lantana.
would this go? I have a tendency to overdo and I want it to look simple, but well planned and interesting without a lot of deadspace.
Oh yeah, by the pool, I have a strip of about 24 in of rock. I have to plant in planters. I am thinking of a few red banana (because they go well in pots? alternating with a climber on a trellis. I want to avoid just plain fencing along the pool, but the soil there is not good for growing. What would grow well in pots and offer a lot of fence coverage?
|Your plant list sounds do-able. The beauty of a tropical rainforest is that there are many layers of plants and the plants grow together into a beautiful mass. I don't think you'll over-do. If, after a few years, things get overcrowded, you can always dig and transplant a few. Red banana trees grow well in containers, as long as you keep them well watered. Some good climbers include honeysuckle and star jasmine. Both will adapt to growing in containers.|
Best wishes with your tropical paradise!