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Creating an exotic jungle garden

April 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Gardening

Article Written by : Better Backyards

With many people wanting to visit the tropics, a new trend has emerged to bring the tropics to your home by creating an exotic jungle garden. All you will need is well-drained soil and some sunshine to start your project. Here are some tips on how to create an exotic jungle garden.

Choosing tropical plants – Although people may think that tropical plants only grow in hot, humid conditions, this is not always the case. There are a variety of plants that will flourish outside tropical climates. Consider plants like Ferns, Wild Ginger, Bamboo, Sago palms and Banana trees.

Soil preparation – The soil should be well-drained and rich in organic matter.

Jungle environment – Look at investing in some plants in different colors, forms, and textures. It is also a good idea to include plants with striking foliage to add dimension plus those with dramatic blooms to provide additional interest to your exotic jungle garden.

Positioning – Place taller varieties first, such as palm trees, bananas, and bamboo. These plants will provide shade for smaller plants that are placed in front of them. It is best to avoid planting varieties that could overtake the garden and its surroundings.

Maintenance – Allow your garden to naturally grow and refrain from too much pruning and weeding as this will make your garden too neat. You can, however, add a layer of mulch, to retain moisture and to keep weeds down.

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