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Tropical Foliage Border

Consider the Leaf for Color and Texture in the Garden

The gentle curve of these two borders contrasts with the formality of many landscapes. The reliance on foliage color has a visual impact that lasts year-round. Bromeliads, succulents, ferns, begonias and other non-woody tropicals planted densely as a heavy ground layer is an effective alternative to finding a suitable, one variety, groundcover in our region.

Award-winning photograph by Carri Lager,
2020 Photo Contest

Collection Highlights:

Cuban Petticoat Palm (Copernicia macroglossa)
Art in the Garden: Educating Sarah, by Robert St. Croix

This garden was originally designed and installed in 2005 by Bob Eigelberger and funded by the Gentlemen of the Garden.