PROJECT: Plants and Pots for a Patio
The hot tub behind the deck was used often – but to get there these clients had to walk across grass and dirt – and so did the pets! They wanted containers for a patio with plants that would give a tropical feel, provide some shade from the hot sun in the late afternoon, and something that would go through the seasons as they would sit around a fire pit on the patio fall/winter. The larger pots are frost proof – and chosen to go with the house/deck colors. Containers for the plants which need to be moved in for winter protection - such as canna and banana - were chosen to be lightweight and easy to move. The plants were purchased from both wholesale and retail nurseries in the Pacific Northwest to provide a mix of perennial and annual texture and color with a tropical twist. They are easy to care for, requiring nothing more than occasional pruning and water, and many of them have blossoms that provide fragrance.