10 Ways to Create a Backyard Oasis

The rainforests and tropics mark one of the most remarkable collections of dense vegetation on the planet, and being able to reproduce the sensation and appearance of one at home is obviously an important task. The plants selected for this garden type all include distinctive looks and color, the two most key elements for this garden design.”

Mix in Richly Colored Foliage

We asked Miami landscape architect Raymond Jungles, who’s known for this lush, low-fuss gardens, to share his secrets for turning any yard into a tropical retreat.

“I would rather the edge of my property look like the edge of the woods than look at someone else’s property or a wall,” says Raymond. From towering shade trees to midsize shrubs to low-lying ground cover, using different-size plants creates textured layers…

 

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