I live in zone 9...a place where tropical plants can grow very nicely until....WINTER. For some reason, I always feel a sense of dread when entering the winter months since I'm not certain I'll see some of these tropical plants again. I take a lot of photos in November. Here's one from 5 years ago. Sad to say a number of the plants in this photo died from the terrible freeze last year. Happily, a lot are still around.