Recently discovered TFP and from the short time I've been here, I've found this site to be invlauable for the new pool owner, like
We are in the final phase of building our inground pool, with the plastering going in later this week. The project has gone surprisingly smooth and our contractor has been great to work with. One of last things we need to do is the landscaping. Our contractor recommended a landscape designer who did a tropical design for us, which looked quite nice. The plant list alone (not including install and lighting) was $7000. I don't want to sound cheap, but I thought that was a bit steep. So before I go back to him, I'd like to know if anyone has any good tropical landscape plans (with plant lists) they are willing to share. We live in Southern Calif., adjacent to the high desert, so we are in zone 10. Any help / advice will be greatly appreciated.