Tropical flowering plants make a perfect " getaway setting" right in your own back yard.
Mandevilla are fairly fast growing vines with beautiful tubular like blossoms. Dipladenia are equally striking, however not as rapid vining ( more bushy) than Mandevilla. Hibiscus is another favorite, and there are a lot more colors now on the market. Gardenias are also beautiful and fragrant. All of these like plenty of sun, although you might want to avoid the hot mid July sun, especially if you're planning a weekend vacation. These plants like water and plenty of it.