Colorful Tropical Landscape Beds. Liriopes line the front of the bed, with an occasional variagated liriope thrown in. Croton Petras and Variagate Arboricolas (Trinettes) alternate color combinations, while Hawaiin Ti Red Sisters flank the back in clusters of red spikes. In addition to adding color, all of these plants are drought tolerant after initial establishment, needing water only once a week.
A traveller’s palm provides vertical drama in this tight space, bookended by the octopus-like forms of Myers asparagus ferns. Greg transformed the bare [Colorbond](http://www.colorbond.com/|target="_blank") fence on a tight budget by creating a decorative framework panel from simple garden stakes. Bamboo screening panels were framed with lengths of recycled timber. Photo: Scott Hawkins
We love to use inexpensive Majesty palms everywhere—in rooms that need a little life and on patios and porches. It makes a gorgeous “thriller” plant in a big outdoor container—with showy Tropic Escape mandevilla and hibiscus surrounding its base. Botanic name: Ravenea rivularis Care tip: Majesty palms like moist soil, but don’t allow them to dry out or sit in water. http://www.costafarms.com/Public/PlantLibraryView.aspx?Id=47