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9. Choose Large-leafed Plants
Photo: Roger Foley

9. Choose Large-leafed Plants

Reminiscent of lush jungles and rain forests, immense leaves add drama and a distinctively tropical tone to a garden. In temperate zones, some of the hardier large- leaf species include elephant ears, philodendrons, and gunnera. Ligularia and hostas are best for smaller spaces because they won’t dominate the surrounding plants.

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