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Make a Statement: A collection of cheery signs helps set the tone and adds a playful dose of color. The Langes grow a lot of plants for foliage rather than flowers. Test Garden Tip: Pay attention to plants when planning your backyard. Big, bold tropicals create one look; select lavender, sage, and other silvery-leaf plants for a Mediterranean feel.

Create a Tropical Retreat in Your Backyard

Make a Statement.Test Garden Tip: Pay attention to plants when planning your backyard. Big, bold tropicals create one look; select lavender, sage, and other silvery-leaf plants for a Mediterranean feel.

Awesome Porch & Garden Planters with a Coastal and Nautical Theme

30 Seashell Collection Display Ideas Or top off a pot, featured on Seashell Garden Ideas.

Keeping it Cool  Tucked beneath a canopy of 300-year-old oaks, the Langes enjoy plenty of shade. But all the foliage, including bird of paradise, ferns, and Japanese maples, add to the cooling effect, making the backyard feel cool, even on the hottest days.

Create a Tropical Retreat in Your Backyard

Destination Sign Post with favorite places.  Hawaii, costa rica, etc....

Destination Sign Post with favorite places. Laughlin, McIntyre Park, Catalina, etc.Need one for home and river pad.

Creating Your Own Tropical Backyard Vacation - The Inspired Room

Creating Your Own Tropical Backyard Vacation

Creating Your Own Tropical Backyard Vacation - The Inspired Room .love the look even for a beach house yard!

This patio makes us want to party! Paper lanterns and bamboo furniture establish an exotic mood in the backyard patio area. - Traditional Home ® / Photo: Susan Gilmore

Paper lantersn & bamboo furniture create an exotic mood in the backyard patio area. A perfect setting for summertime entertaining! I love love love tropical themes backyards

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Sit in Style  Wanting the perfect place to kick back and relax, the Langes hung a pair of patio chairs from the pergola. Tucked away among the lush foliage, it turned out to be their favorite part of the landscape -- and a fun way to make use of a shady area

Create a Tropical Retreat in Your Backyard