Gordon Boswell

Make Your Home a Tropical Oasis with Exotic Flowers

Tropical flowers are always a popular choice for both home or office, because of their unique aesthetic that is both beautiful and elegant. The vibrant shades of red, orange, purple and yellow are just the beginning of the allure of these hot weather plants – their shapes and varieties are rare, exotic looking and make for dramatic arrangements with bold lines and textures.

Reminiscent of the rain forest and some of the most idyllic islands on earth, these flowers also bring us to a dreamy place, transporting us even for a moment to a place of white beaches and blue skies. And while many of these flowers do not grow well outside of their native climates, the Fort Worth classification as humid sub-tropical allows for many of these species to thrive. Therefore not only can you transform your lanai or patio into a mini tropical paradise, but there are many species of flowering plant that you can also plant in your yard, and they should do well for the majority of the year.

One of the most iconic emblems of the tropics is the bird of paradise, with its easily recognizable geometric orange flowers. Red ginger plants are popular additions to any arrangement, adding a fiery spear of blooms; while long petaled Fuji mums and protea lend a spidery beauty. The brash and confident anthurium, with its red and yellow silhouette, makes for a wonderful tropical office arrangement; and of course, orchids are the most chose exotic flower of choice; their wide selection of hues and impressive varieties are widely esteemed. To get an authentic island vibe right here in Fort Worth, assorted potted bromeliads will transform a patio or back deck into a tropical garden.

Even if a tropical vacation isn’t in your plans this year, you can bring the ambiance of the islands home with you – stop into Gordon Boswell for more ideas and inspiration as to creating a striking tropical bouquet, then sit back and relax like you are in paradise.