My mother grew up in the Dominican Republic, and was drawn to her current home by the wild forsythia, rhododendrons and Maule's quince draped over a cement patio. I would like to plant her a new garden to continue the lush, tropical vibe. The neighbours recently destroyed a giant tree that had shaded most of the yard. For the first time I have full to moderate sun to work with. Does anyone have suggestions for plants (some for small spaces, other for large) that mimic the wild, colourful, luscious plants of the Caribbean? She loves bougainvillia, but I'm not great at overwintering plants indoors.