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Patio Gardening Ideas

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The container gardening fun isn’t over when winter arrives. Blooming annuals, like pansies, ornamental cabbages and primrose will cheer up containers till spring arrives. Learn 7 more choices for winter gardening.
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Patio Gardening Ideas

For urban-dwellers lucky enough to have access to a patio or rooftop that receives at least 5-6 hours a day of sunlight, planters filled with patio, mini or dwarf roses will provide colorful blooms all summer long. Learn how to plant these dimutive stunners.
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Patio Gardening Ideas

1 Of 66 Pin these ideas! Don’t forget to save these ways to decorate your porch and patio. For more outdoor decorating inspiration, follow @countryliving on Pinterest. 2 Of 66 Picture-Perfect PorchWith ceiling fans, rocking chairs, symmetrical planters, and a loyal dog, this Texas home’s porch couldn’t be prettier. Buff StricklandAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 66 Seasonal TouchesRound zinc baskets from Terrain are lined with sheet moss, then filled with soil and dried angel vine, which, like a flower frog, helps hold things in place. From there, anything goes on this Connecticut home’s porch. David A. Land 4 Of 66 Warm WelcomeThis Tennessee home’s porch draws you in the moment you drive up. Annie SchlechterAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 66 Bright ColorsAdd some punch to your porch by painting the exterior and ceiling contrasting colors and adding a bold striped rug. Max Kim-Bee 6 Of 66 Chic Garden Sitting AreaHinged together, salvaged French doors add decorative oomph to the outdoor seating area outside this gorgeous garden house. Gridley and GravesAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 66 Industrial FinishesThe screened-porch at this Alabama home embodies modern country charm with its practical galvanized roof, concrete floors, and cinderblock fireplace covered in a sand wash. Huge concrete boxes let the owners store firewood year-round, and cushioned wicker chairs make this room even more cozy. Brian Woodcock 8 Of 66 Solids and StripesAll this renovated New York home’s expansive porch needed to take it from scary to airy was new flooring and a fresh coat of paint. Inspired by a superstition that a light blue ceiling would repel bees, the owner painted it a soft blue-green shade. Tara DonneAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 66 Antique Porch SwingAn antique porch swing turns this front porch into a cozy outdoor sitting room. Max Kim-Bee 10 Of 66 Bring on the BluesIn the Gullah culture of South Carolina, a watery-green shade of paint was said to keep evil spirits, known as haints, from invading the home. These days, “haint blue” ceilings can be found in and beyond the Lowcountry, but you can try your luck with smaller doses of the shade. Here, the ceiling is painted Yarmouth Blue by Benjamin Moore. Annie Schlechter Next Gallery 18 Ways to Use String Lights In Your Backyard Light up those summer nights. By Michelle Profis and Jenae Sitzes
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Patio Gardening Ideas

1 Of 66 Pin these ideas! Don’t forget to save these ways to decorate your porch and patio. For more outdoor decorating inspiration, follow @countryliving on Pinterest. 2 Of 66 Picture-Perfect PorchWith ceiling fans, rocking chairs, symmetrical planters, and a loyal dog, this Texas home’s porch couldn’t be prettier. Buff StricklandAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 66 Seasonal TouchesRound zinc baskets from Terrain are lined with sheet moss, then filled with soil and dried angel vine, which, like a flower frog, helps hold things in place. From there, anything goes on this Connecticut home’s porch. David A. Land 4 Of 66 Warm WelcomeThis Tennessee home’s porch draws you in the moment you drive up. Annie SchlechterAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 66 Bright ColorsAdd some punch to your porch by painting the exterior and ceiling contrasting colors and adding a bold striped rug. Max Kim-Bee 6 Of 66 Chic Garden Sitting AreaHinged together, salvaged French doors add decorative oomph to the outdoor seating area outside this gorgeous garden house. Gridley and GravesAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 66 Industrial FinishesThe screened-porch at this Alabama home embodies modern country charm with its practical galvanized roof, concrete floors, and cinderblock fireplace covered in a sand wash. Huge concrete boxes let the owners store firewood year-round, and cushioned wicker chairs make this room even more cozy. Brian Woodcock 8 Of 66 Solids and StripesAll this renovated New York home’s expansive porch needed to take it from scary to airy was new flooring and a fresh coat of paint. Inspired by a superstition that a light blue ceiling would repel bees, the owner painted it a soft blue-green shade. Tara DonneAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 66 Antique Porch SwingAn antique porch swing turns this front porch into a cozy outdoor sitting room. Max Kim-Bee 10 Of 66 Bring on the BluesIn the Gullah culture of South Carolina, a watery-green shade of paint was said to keep evil spirits, known as haints, from invading the home. These days, “haint blue” ceilings can be found in and beyond the Lowcountry, but you can try your luck with smaller doses of the shade. Here, the ceiling is painted Yarmouth Blue by Benjamin Moore. Annie Schlechter
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Patio Gardening Ideas

Don’t let limited outdoor space prevent you from trying out your green thumb. From tasty fruits and veggies to flowering plants, trees and shrubs, container gardening is the trick to growing it all in less space than you may think.
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Patio Gardening Ideas

When selecting shrubs for container gardening, it’s important to keep the plant’s mature size and growth rate in mind. Slow growers that maintain a small, compact shape, like this Japanese pieris ‘Flamingo’ are an ideal choice. With glossy dark leaves year-round and clusters of pink urn-shaped flowers in early spring, this shade-loving shrub will add color and year-round interest to even the smallest of outdoor areas. Get more tips for selecting the right shrub for your container garden.
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Patio Gardening Ideas

Gardening editor Stephen Orr likes to give friends this portable garden, which contains the ingredients for tisane, or herbal tea. To make one, plant mint, rose geranium, pineapple sage, and lavender in a wooden wine crate or other container with ample drainage. To get the gift to keep on giving, be sure to tell the recipient to place it in full sun outdoors and to pluck a few sprigs for morning tea or for adding to black tea.
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Patio Gardening Ideas

3 of 13 Tea Garden in a Box Gardening editor Stephen Orr likes to give friends this portable garden, which contains the ingredients for tisane, or herbal tea. To make one, plant mint, rose geranium, pineapple sage, and lavender in a wooden wine crate or other container with ample drainage. To get the gift to keep on giving, be sure to tell the recipient to place it in full sun outdoors and to pluck a few sprigs for morning tea or for adding to black tea. Photography: Kate Mathis Get the Tea Garden in a Box How-To
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Gardening editor Stephen Orr likes to give friends this portable garden, which contains the ingredients for tisane, or herbal tea. To make one, plant mint, rose geranium, pineapple sage, and lavender in a wooden wine crate or other container with ample drainage. To get the gift to keep on giving, be sure to tell the recipient to place it in full sun outdoors and to pluck a few sprigs for morning tea or for adding to black tea. Photography: Kate Mathis Get the Tea Garden in a Box How-To
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Gardening editor Stephen Orr likes to give friends this portable garden, which contains the ingredients for tisane, or herbal tea. To make one, plant mint, rose geranium, pineapple sage, and lavender in a wooden wine crate or other container with ample drainage. To get the gift to keep on giving, be sure to tell the recipient to place it in full sun outdoors and to pluck a few sprigs for morning tea or for adding to black tea. Photography: Kate Mathis
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Bright shades of yellow catch the eye, even across the yard, in this sunny container for gardening. Here, golden sunflowers with their big, bold blooms make an impact. This cheery container grows best in full sun.
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Plan properly if you need to keep a container for gardening in a tough spot. Here for example, canna, lantana, and maidengrass stand up to heat and humidity to look good all summer long. This planting grows best in full sun or partial shade.
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Use ornamental grasses to add height and texture to any container for gardening. Here, purple fountaingrass adds extra color, too. This planting grows best in partial shade.
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With fantastic foliage, you don’t even need flowers in a container for gardening. Look for plants that have colorful foliage, such as the coleus used here. This planting grows best in partial shade.
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Repeating an element is one of the most effective tools of garden design. It applies to containers for gardening, too. Here, purple New Zealand flax and coralbells go together, as well as the arching form of the flax and the fiber optic grass. This planting grows best in partial sun.
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Keep in mind that containers can do double-duty. Here, a combination of low-growing plants works perfectly as a centerpiece for a party or as an accent on a wall, bench, table, or other structure. This container for gardening grows best in shade.

Here’s another example of using a bold plant to create drama in a container for gardening. Here, silvery cardoon’s size, color, and texture make an impact. It grows best in full sun.

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