Patio Potted Flower And Plant Tips:
1. Tier for cascading effect
I love this technique more than anything else. Planning tiered potted plants and flowers is like setting up bleacher seating. You want the front low and then each subsequent row rises above the preceding creating a cascading wall of flowers and plants. Even a simple cascade is stunning.
2. Use available railings privacy walls
Railings are ideal for planter boxes. Privacy walls are great for attaching planters with flowers to create a quasi living wall .
3. Fill up the corners
Corners are great spaces for potted plants and flowers. You can place large pots or a series of small pots. They form the pillars of the patio or deck space.
4. Use flowers along edges
If a patio, lining up potted plants along the edge is a brilliant way to demarcate a patio from the rest of the yard.
5. Be mindful of the pots and boxes you use
While the flowers and plants are the star, dont forget your choice of pots and planters. Pots and planters are a strong supporting role. Badly chosen pots/planters can detract from the overall effect.
6. Plan for the full season
I know my mother-in-law takes care in planning her deck flowers so the deck is in bloom from Spring through early Fall. This just takes some planning so you know what to plant and when.
Our Patio Potted Flowers And Plants Gallery
Patio border lined up with Hyacinths in black pots forming a lovely line of potted plants. I like the color scheme of purple and white which syncs with the garden above the rock retaining wall.
A terrific example of large and small potted plants in a grouping on a sun deck. In this case the pots look fantastic as well enhancing the overall look.
A large cluster of yellow and purple flowers in ceramic pots on a patio with a yellow, white and pink centerpiece.
The image above shows a great way to create a centerpiece with patio flowers.
I love this dense flower display on the patio but it also serves as an example of how the aged pots detract from the overall effect.
One of my favorite deck flower and plant displays. This is a zen garden on a deck that includes an terrific mixture of flowers and plants using a variety of pot styles. The display is set up in a tiered cascading fashion creating a burst of color in the corner of the deck.
Potted cacti in clay pots on a white cinder block railing. This is a great example of incorporating cacti in your patio displays assuming you reside in a drier climate.
Heres an iron bowl serving as a flower pot on a deck. The point here is to show that you can be creative with pot selection.
Top-down view of potted plants and flowers in pots elevated in iron pot holders. Notice the tiered effect here as well .
I love the creativity here of creating a wall garden on this privacy wall that borders the patio. Its much nicer than just the wall.
Try Out Container Gardening
What is container gardening, and how is it used to decorate a deck? Container gardening is the use of pots and planters for seasonal plants. Container gardening is straightforward and gives flair to potted plants.
To achieve an aesthetic, group multiple containers together in an area. You can plant in several containers that are the same or use varying sizes and colors. Use tall, medium, and small containers for a unique outdoor living place!
Expert gardeners recommend packing the containers with easy to care for annuals such as petunias, bacopa, and sweet potato vineoutdoor spaces boom with these plants because of their lush foliage and flowers that last all season.
Other ideal flowers for container gardening include:
- Lantana an easy-to-care for flower that requires minimal watering
- Hibiscus a tropical plant featuring large, showy blooms
- Scaevola also known as the fan flower, it is a heat-tolerant, cascading beauty
Try container-grown trees and shrubs for small spaces such as a rooftop garden or small side deck. You can add color with decor, even in small spaces!
If you have a small deck, you can likely support plants requiring less maintenance and require little care. You might want to try succulents. Succulents need little water, have few pests and diseases, and look fantastic all year long.
There are several variations of succulent plants that make a deck look great:
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Purchasing Outdoor Furniture And Accessories
Now for the fun part, making your purchases!
You did the hard work of creating a budget. To keep on track, determine how much you can spend on each item for your space.
For example, if you planning to buy a rug, table and chairs, and plants , figure out how much of your money will go toward each item. That way you’ll avoid overspending. And if you spend a little extra on one item, you’ll know that you have less to spend on another.
Minimalist Landscaping With Rock Beds
Rock beds can be an attractive way to create a border between your patio and lawn. While you can plant a small bush or tree in these decorative areas, there is little risk of grass or weeds encroaching upon your patio. This can save you hours of time from having to pull weeds and creates a polished, well-maintained space around your deck.
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Tip #2 Use Different Sized And Colored Containers
Create contrast in your use of faux arrangements by varying the size of the containers. Group three or five containers of differing sizes together in the corner of a porch or patio to create an attractive focal point. Find plants that come in containers of different sizes that really stand out.
Remember, your container is as much a part of the decor as the plant, itself.
Put plants in containers of different sizes to create an attractive display. Check out this gorgeous Rosemary Poly Pot planter perfect for your outdoor space!
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It is vital to keep your plants healthy and alive. When buying plants check for soil preference, sun or shade need, and hardiness ratings.
Make sure your plant containers meet the height and sun requirements of the plant. You can vary the type of containers you use to create a range of possibilities for patio decoration!
If you want more privacy, use plants to decorate your deck! Create seclusion by planting small trees in containers that block the view of neighbors.
Suggested plants for privacy include:
- Evergreen trees arborvitae, cypress, or juniper
- Flowering standards disease-resistant roses
- Tree form versions of shrubs lantana, hibiscus
Did you know you can decorate a deck to attract butterflies through planting? You will want to pack window boxes, railing planters, and containers with favorite butterfly plants:
- Butterfly bush
Butterflies are entertainment for children and adults, and the plants support their natural habitat! What could be more relaxing than sitting on your deck and watching butterflies flutter around?
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Tip #4 Create A Privacy Screen
Taller faux outdoor greenery can create a perimeter of privacy around your porch, patio or pool deck. The great thing about using artificial plants for this is you dont have to worry about whether the plant will be tall enough or will grow too tall. You can get the perfect size every time.
Choose taller plants, like this Bamboo Wall Divider, to create a private space.
Pro Tip: If you are gardening, create an artificial garden screen around your outdoor garden to prevent bugs and animals from entering.
Benefits Of A Container Garden:
You may wonder what is so great about a container garden, so let me tell you why I love them so much!
- First, flowers are the best accessories! They come in so many different varieties, colours, shapes, and sizes, which makes them perfect for decorating.
- Having a container garden on your patio is like creating a whole new room for your home!
- All of your containers and flowers are right at your fingertips, so watering and plant care is easier than ever.
- Because your planters are close by, you can have as many containers as you desire! The more the better.
- You can be creative with your plantings! Experiment with different flowers and colour combinations. Shrubs and berry bushes can even live in this space. An empty patio space is a garden just waiting to be filled.
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Mulch & Gravel To Prevent Overgrowth
If your patio or deck sits closer to the ground and isnt elevated, there are clever ways to reduce having to mow or weed any overgrown areas near your deck. Better yet, these design tips can also help you create an attractive backyard oasis. Digging, then adding landscaping fabric to areas surrounding your deck can provide a base layer for mulch. Layering man-made gravel beds can also stop unwanted overgrowth. You can also mix gravel in different colors to make an eye-catching pattern.
Where To Find Affordable Outdoor Furniture
Not sure where to find the most affordable outdoor furniture and accessories?
I’ve found awesome deals at Target, World Market, , HomeGoods, and similar budget-friendly stores. Thrift stores, yard/estate sales, and flea markets are another great resource, especially if you’re crafty and able to fix things up. I’ve also found deals at grocery stores, which are often a good source for plants and smaller items. Scour your apartment for fun accessories, too. You’ll want to visit plant stores, too, although you can even find these days!
Check out my article on where to buy affordable furniture for more ideas on where to shop.
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Give Old Furniture A New Lease Of Life
Old furniture can be given a new lease of life in many ways. Wooden furniture can be sanded back and repainted in a new colour to fit in with the design and colour scheme of your outdoor area. Metal furniture can be refinished to make look new again. A table that you consider to now be outdated can be given a fresh look by adding a bright tablecloth or table runner and some modern table settings. Lounges and chairs can be given a totally new look by putting a throw rug over the back of them or adding cushions in a colour or pattern to fit in with the design of the area. Look out for sales at local stores and stock up on different decorative pieces.
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Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series
Im back again for another week of Kristas Seasonal Simplicity Summer series! This time were all about simple summer decor in our outdoor spaces. Patios, decks, backyards bring them on! You can find everyones gorgeous outdoor inspiration at the end of the post, so be sure to visit around. It will definitely make you want to get outside and start decorating!
Porch Ferns And Flowers
Shuttle containers of hibiscus and other tropicals in and out of the sun to keep the blooms coming.
Shuttle containers of hibiscus and other tropicals in and out of the sun to keep the blooms coming.
New Guinea impatiens need sun for part of the day, but too much can actually inhibit their flowers. For best results, give them an eastern exposure and watch their blooms explode in red, orange, pink, yellow, white, purple or lavender.
Easy-to-grow begonias thrive in dappled light. Wax begonias, which you can find with red or green leaves, can adapt to more sun than Rex or tuberose begonias. For a tropical look, grow red and pink Angelwing begonias, named for their wing-shaped foliage.
Flowering maples like medium to bright light, and produce bell-shaped flowers in red, orange, pink or yellow. While theyre lovely in hanging baskets, some varieties can get quite tall.
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Choose A Color Theme For Outdoor Decor
How can you best decorate a deck through utilizing color? Find a color scheme that complements your house, patio, or outdoor furniture. A suggestion is to find flowers in hues of red, orange, or yellow to add a hot palette to your outdoor rooms.
Examples of hot palette flowers include:
- Red verbena
For a more subdued look, utilize cooler colors from the following flowers:
- Blue salvia
- White bacopa
- Gray-leafed licorice plant
Highlight deck furniture with colorful pillows that match the colors of the flowers. Matching throw pillows will add sparks of color across the deck or patio.
Landscape With Your Home And Deck In Mind
A large home with distinctive features and large picture windows often calls for an equally impressive elevated deck. Equipped with LED lights illuminating each step of its multiple staircases, this deck also features beautiful stonework. White railings work with the trim of the home, while some of the light-colored stonework of the deck also pulls the look together.
Rather than compete with these beautiful features, keep your landscaping ideas simple. Adding mulch in a brown hue that matches the decking can help prevent overgrowth while forming a backdrop for a few well-placed shrubs that work with the design concept.
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How To Decorate A Deck With Plants
Have you recently moved and now finally own that beautiful deck youve always wanted? Maybe you are already a homeowner but are looking to re-decorate for better entertainment ambience? Perhaps you have realized it is time to add plant life into your mix of decor?
In this article, we will explore how to decorate a deck featuring plants and other decorating ideas.
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We are excited to share some behind the scenes ideas on how to decorate a deck! Keep reading to learn how to get your deck looking lush and green.
How Can I Decorate My Deck Or Patio On A Budget
Having a deck or patio built on your home is an addition certainly worth the investment as they all provide a space the whole family can enjoy. With designs and trends continually changing, homeowners are always looking for ways they can decorate these areas without breaking the bank.
Have you considered some budget-friendly ideas to decorate and style your outdoor area? Here are just a few affordable tips to consider:
- Install a Vertical Garden
- Give Old Furniture a New Leaseof Life
- Use Decorative Screens
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Tip #7 Fill Up The Perimeter
Plants of any kind work best in the perimeter of your outdoor space. They create a physical end to the space and keep the walkways clear.
Faux plants provide plenty of benefits in outdoor spaces. Besides the obvious ease of maintenance, they also dont add allergy-inducing pollens.
And using artificial plants for pool deck decorations can reduce the number of leaves that end up in the pool, reducing your pool chore time as well. Dont forget to purchase plants that are UV-resistant and rotate the plants every few months to keep the sun from constantly hitting just one side.
This Faux White Cherry Blossom Arrangement can help add a unique touch to your pool deck, while not shedding leaves that have to be skimmed out.
Another idea to use your outdoor space is to add bigger plants such as big leaf outdoor plants, and shelving such as a 3 tier plant stand outdoor.
There you have it! Seven tips to help you incorporate artificial plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs into your outdoor decorations.
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Be sure to let us see how you spruce up your outdoor space with faux plants by leaving a photo in the comments. And as always, be sure to let me know if you have any questions.
Patio Potted Plant And Flower Ideas
I remember the first time I was struck how potted plants and flowers could really enhance a patio, just as much as gardens enhance a backyard .
It was when I saw my now mother-in-laws deck in late Spring for the first time. The large deck exploded in color but was done in a way that didnt encroach available sitting space.
The deck has a railing on all sides and she uses the railing and corners for a myriad of potted plants and flowers.
She tiers them in the corners so its a cascade of colors from floor to above the railing.
Its something else. My enjoyment of the deck would not be same without those potted plants and flowers.
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