When it comes to patios, we usually dress it with outdoor furniture and BBQ’s which themselves can make a fantastic statement. But for true visual impact under your patio nothing compares to adding some potted plants. They can indeed add another dimension with layers upon layers to either create an oasis or to create a frame that draws the eyes of all. The visual impact of the potted plants used to finish the spaces of these outdoor rooms was nothing short of stunning.
So what are the best plants to liven up a patio?
Golden Cane Palm
The golden cane palm loves to be in a big pot and looks lush and green all year round when under cover. If you want a bit more of a visual impact try different size pots and group them or pair them up in the same design pot and place on either side of the patio to create a type of frame.
Getting away from the palms another plant that is well suited to live under a patio is the Ficus. They are available in a variety of names that all produce stunning leaf colouring that is also green all year round. The ficus plant is also well suited to pots and is easy to maintain to whatever height you want them to grow to. You can add different varieties of Ficus to give you a real depth of colour and again with the ability to create height with various pot sizes.
Bromeliads can provide a tropical touch to your house; adding a variety of colours to your patio. They are great in shallow pots which are perfect if you are trying to group different pots together. These types of plants produce tiny growths also known as pups which can be removed when they are ready to be replanted into their own pots.
Ferns are a great filler to an empty space, or if grouped together they can make a tremendous visual impact all on their own. Given the wide range selection of ferns available they can be used to fill large pots that look bare and look nice when blended with palms. They make an excellent hanging basket as they can be made to look plump and full of green foliage. Positioned around or above in other potted plants the varieties of ferns add a real depth of greenery and thanks to their ever green foliage.
All of these plants listed above are perfect for those of us that are kept too busy or pushed for time; they tend to look after themselves quite well with little to no attention at all. All of these plants provide lush green foliage all year round, and will happily live under your beautifully constructed patio by Sunscreen Patio builders from Sydney and don’t forget about using different styled pots to provide even more visual impact in or around your patio.… READ MORE