This #banana tree has been here for many years, but I’ve cut it all the way back a few times. Banana trees are just so common in #Florida! When this gets big, it shades my already too-shady yard a bit much, so it gets cut. But being here on #gardentags makes me want to let it grow, so we’ll see! 😍 #9a
@cyndi It hasn’t ever produced fruit, but that may be because I keep cutting it! I’m excited to see what happens when I let it grow. I’ve never even cared for it, really. They grow so easily. I wonder what will happen when I give it some love and nutrients! 😍
This area you could make into a "tropical bed" area i see lots of potential with banana ferns of different sorts if this is mostly shade look at this link https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/shade/tropical-shade-gardening.htm
@cyndi For the longest time, I really didn’t like local plants. I wanted to create some English sort of garden here in Florida! But I’ve grown to absolutely LOVE native plants and it’s so much more fun to garden with plants that can live, and actually thrive, in our harsh summers!
You can do a cottage sort of garden with many plants in florida. Heres some ideas to look at hope these help give you inspiration. https://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/cottage-garden-landscaping.html and https://www.pinterest.com/deborahvs09/florida-natives-for-cottage-gardens/
Make different zones in your spaces. Like a tropical here with the banana shade area more sunny areas do a different zone theme. Transition/seperate the spaces with trellis/arches of climbers like roses and very scented jasmines clemantis mixed for example..