When we start the designing process we really try and listen to our clients and create their vision with our expertise. This client wanted a tropical look but plants that can handle our weather. We started by removing most of the existing landscape and just keeping the center palm. Behind that we used shell ginger as a backdrop with some colorful crotons and foxtail ferns in front. In front of the porch we installed a clusia hedge , foxtail ferns , a crape myrtle for some height and some low growing blue daze. We added black mulch and now this entrance has a tropical vibe!