Posted on June 26, 2022 by Andrea Forsberg
We may not get a long summer here in the U.P., but we know how to make the most of what we have. If you are longing for a tropical getaway without the hassle of travel, we can help. You can create your tropical getaway right in your own outdoor space.
No matter the size of your area, your backyard can become a tropical oasis. While the U.P. may not naturally provide a tropical getaway, our climate can support tropical plants that will be able to thrive in your backyard for months to come.
Use Plants to Your Advantage
When you think of a tropical getaway, you might think of exotic plants that provide large, lush leaves, vibrant colors, and natural privacy that creates a sense of peace and relaxation. If you are working with a smaller space, such as a patio, you’ll love how plotted container plants can enhance your decor. You can place large containers close together to create the feel of a tropical border.
To ensure you get that tropical feel, you’ll want to select plants that are tall, leafy, lush, and green. You’ll also want to consider plants and flowers that will provide pops of color and different textures.
In addition to container plants, you can also consider creating a living wall on the exterior of your home. This allows you to truly feel like you are somewhere else. Leafy foliage along what would just be your exterior siding can provide a jungle-like feel.
Palm plants are a perfect option if you are seeking a tropical plant that can handle the unexpected ups and downs of U.P. weather. You can use indoor plants such as small cacti or succulents to add a tropical feel to your outdoor area as well.
Small potted citrus plants are perfect for adding a pop of color and providing the perfect addition to any summer beverage, too. These plants can also thrive indoors when the weather starts to get chilly once again.
Add Some Bold Florals
Adding bold florals is a great way to offset patches of green and add to the feel of a tropical getaway. Most tropical plants and flowers are easy to care for, and they can be a great option for those who prefer low-maintenance options for their exterior garden space. You’ll want to consider floral options that provide a variety of bold, bright colors such as orange, yellow, purple, blue, and red.
Update Your Décor
In addition to adding lush greenery and bright vibrant flowers, you can also play with the décor of your outdoor space. This could be something as simple as painting your furniture a bold yellow color or placing a vibrant parasol or pillows to keep your patio shaded and comfortable.
Visit Our Greenhouse
Flower Works is proud to be home to a tropical greenhouse that is available year-round. Our greenhouse is full of plants and floral options that are sure to help you create your own tropical getaway. We can help you with plant selection, as well as proper care to ensure your getaway space thrives all summer long. Contact us to learn more.
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