Looking to add a bit of the exotic to your summer gardens? Try tropical plants! Tropicals do well even in gardens in colder climates like New England, as long as you follow a few simple rules: Plant them well after all chances of a late spring frost, water well and consistently, and remove them before the first fall frost. Gardening with tropical specimens has become so popular that most garden centers now carry a variety of exotic plants (including the ever-popular elephant ear plants). Some produce bulbs and can be removed and divided in fall for use again, year after year. Plant your tropicals in pots and you can simply bring them inside in the fall to liven up your interiors year-round!
Article by Eileen M. McNamara
Originally published in Glastonbury Lifestyle