Every garden needs a few climbing plants or wall shrubs. Flowering vines grow up; they add height, privacy, floral richness, and can be trained to grow on fences, trellises, arbors...
Vines for hot gardens
Tendril Climbers are vines that support themselves by tendrils and side shoots up anything they can grab onto. This and twinning types are suited for training up baffles, fences, pipes, trellises, post or wooden towers.
Tough plants for hot dry climates
We are still dwelling on plants that like it hot and will thrive in hot, sunny locations. Plants that will thrive, no matter what. They are great, low water and drought-tolerant plants.
Some like it hot
Hot and dry climates can be a great challenge for the gardener, unless you want to grow a rock or cacti garden. If you have a landscape or areas of the garden where most flowers seem to fry, their brilliance fading and leaving lush healthy foliage looking dull and listless.
Portulaca belongs to the Purslane family (Portulacaceae), a small family of 40-100 species including the genus Portulaca grandiflora. Portulaca plants have their origin in tropical South America.
While candles and oils are considered generally effective at keeping mosquitoes away, they do have some drawbacks, including their toxicity and the increased risk of fire.
Foodscaping otherwise called edible landscaping is the practical integration of food plants in an ornamental or decorative setting.
Tropical garden in any space or climate
The passion and romance of the tropics add drama and dimension to elegant homes, and creativity to commercial areas. Creating a feeling of lushness intermingled with pops of bright color is the real secret to achieving that tropical aesthetic.
Anyone can learn how to container garden. Seriously. I used to be a confirmed slayer of all plants. My thumb was not green; it was a destroyer of green. However, over time I learned how to keep plants in containers alive, at least for most part.