Ten Terrific Tropicals

By Paul James

I’ve been growing tropical plants in containers for decades, and this year is no exception. Yes, I know they likely won’t survive past October. And no, I don’t attempt to overwinter them indoors as I once did on a grand scale. But no matter. I love the way they look, and that’s reason enough to plant them.

Here’s a rundown of my favorites, any and all of which love the weather here in summer, and will do wonders to liven up the pool, porch, or patio for several months to come.

And BTW – these plants don’t have to be grown in containers. You can plant them in the ground as well, and create a cool tropical oasis in your own backyard.