And I absolutely fell in love with several types (of tropical plants), such as cycads, agaves and aloes….

I suggest a visit to a great tropical garden such as… the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Arranging succulents in a triangle, with the tall plants in back and the little ones in front, lets each plant how off its unique form and texture. (Photo: Richard Felber)

Interesting how certain she is that succulents look best in a triangle. Hmmm.