The addition of a palm tree, twinned with your roof, will transport you directly to the tropics. At the beginning of summer, you will find small palm trees in some nurseries, imported directly from the South. While they require little maintenance in the summer, as a tropical plant, you'll need to bring it indoors to make it survive the colder weather.
Like greenery, but not the maintenance that comes with it? Why not add an artificial palm tree to your decor! Artificial and designed for outdoor use, your palm tree will be maintenance free and last through the years.