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Time to relax and rejuvenate with the bright, bold colors of this south pacific tropical getaway. Hibiscuses, palms and bananas are just a few of the plants that usher in the warm island breezes at this tropical paradise. Island time starts now!
Morocco is a warm semi-arid country in Africa with gardens that have drought tolerant plants with refreshing bursts of bright and bold tropical colors. Typical courtyard oases are filled with mosaic wall tiles, terra cotta pots, glazed urns and a soothing water feature.
Travel south to Mexico from October to March and you will be in the home of the majestic monarch butterflies. These bright orange and black butterflies travel over 2,160 miles to winter in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere of Michoacan, Mexico.
Your backyard can be the summer resort for these winged creatures. They love brightly colored flowers filled with nectar and pollen, such as Mexican sunflowers, lantana, zinnias and parsley. Here, the bright orange blooms of the Mexican sunflowers are an awesome monarch magnet.
This herb garden will transport you to the Mediterranean Sea, where the fragrant plants enjoy a hot, dry summer and a mild winter as they bask in the sun year round. This collection is a chock-full of culinary herbs such as rosemary, thyme and oregano just waiting to be used in your next flavorful creation. All that is missing from this traditional Mediterranean kitchen garden are the century old cypress and olive trees.