Create a Patio Oasis
by guest blogger, Sara D., the owner of Sincerely Sara D blog
I love the back of our home, but it is monochromatic and needed a little life. By adding some beautiful foliage and fun to my patio with Southern Living® Plants, I now have a little oasis where I can relax (and hide from my kids).
Southern Living Plants has a huge selection of beautiful and unique plants. Since I live in a colder climate, I decided to create a container garden. This way, I can move the plants inside during any unseasonably cold weather. I brought the south to me, and when I’m sitting in my little oasis, I sometimes believe I’m an adopted southerner.
Because the plants are so colorful, I used a black and white color scheme to emphasize their brilliance: a simple outdoor rug with a black border, white rockers, a white table, black containers and black and white outdoor pillows. Simple, elegant, and fun!
In the larger pots, I surrounded the plants with Evercolor® 'Everillo' Carex. It’s such a great filler and provides bright, colorful foliage. This plant prefers full sun to part shade.
In one of the larger pots I planted a 'Sunshine' Ligustrum. It’s an evergreen that likes full sun.
In the other large pot, I planted a really fun tropical looking plant called a 'Poquito' Banana. This plant can grow to three feet high and loves full to part sun.
Both plants like full sun to part shade. The 'Lemon Lime' Nandina is an evergreen, and the 'Puckered Up' Colocasia has chocolate-brown leaves.
And last, but definitely not least, I planted a Solar Ray™ Sunbow® Azalea. This plant will have a brilliant yellow/orange colored flower and likes full sun to part shade.
I am so excited about my new patio landscaping. I can sit on my rocking chairs, relax, and enjoy the beautiful bright plants.