Outdoor Living Design Ideas For A Patio Garden

Outdoor Living Design Ideas For A Patio Garden

Picture-Perfect Ideas for a Patio Garden

From Better Homes and Gardens

Outdoor living and Landscape Design can take many shapes and forms.  From the expansive, sprawling country estate to the compact city lot, proper design and planning can make all the difference in the level of enjoyment the homeowner realizes with family and friends.  This post from Better Homes and Gardens illustrates this point perfectly with this post on Patio Gardens.  The post explains that outdoor living can be enjoyable even if you have no yard at all!

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Spring and Summer are on their way, and warmer weather means time enjoying the great outdoors. If you live in a house with a beautifully landscaped backyard, you are probably all set. But everyone, regardless of the size of their yard–even if you have no yard at all!–can create a beautiful outdoor space thanks to the idea of a patio garden. When my husband and I were first married, we lived in a condo with a tiny balcony off the kitchen. We outfitted it with a small bistro table and a pair of chairs, and lots of outdoor plants in pots. It was a lush and lovely way to enjoy being outside.

Setting up a picture-perfect patio garden is simple. First, you need potted plants. If you have a large patio, try to find large-scale plants and appropriately-sized pots to put them in. Even small trees look great in pots on a pretty patio. If the plants you want are really, really big, make sure they can stay outside year-round, or be ready to lug them in when the weather turns cold. And if your patio is smaller, you can fill it up with fun potted plants that are on the more diminutive side. Next, you need some fun seating and a cute table. A big patio can fit a big table with lots of seating, but a smaller patio still has room for a cozy bistro table big enough for two. After that, you just need some fun finishing touches and your patio garden is ready to go. Pretty lighting like candles on the table, or a string of patio lights, and decorative planters or plant stands add to the warm and inviting atmosphere. Here are some of my favorite elements of a picture-perfect patio garden…

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