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Tropical Patio Design Ideas with a Container Garden

Urban Frenzy
Urban Frenzy
K&D Landscape Management
The loveseat and pergola provide a shady resting spot behind the garage in this city garden.
Summer Container Plantings
Summer Container Plantings
Lush Custom Gardening Company
The same planting as in the previous picture, but taken around July/August time period. Note how the heat-loving plants have taken over creating a totally different visual effect. Lush Custom Gardening Company
Upcycled Side Yard
Upcycled Side Yard
Sweet Smiling Landscapes
When this homeowner’s neighbor removed two, two- story-high Ficus trees, her side-yard became baron and sunbaked. Concrete covers virtually the whole area from the house to the property line, but because the side-yard has a lot of foot traffic and serves as a sitting area to the basement apartment, the owner did not want to remove any of the concrete. The solution was to put up fencing to block the view of the neighbor’s house, then upcycle wine barrels and 55-gallon drums into huge planters. The drums are large enough to accommodate a full-sized tree and provide the added advantage of giving height to smaller trees to provide further screening of the neighbor’s house. Everything was painted in bright colors to give the space a cheery Caribbean feel. The neighbor’s tree removal ended up as a blessing in disguise, because what had been a drab trough-way was transformed into a happy patio.
Outdoor Areas and Pools
Outdoor Areas and Pools
Italics Tile & Stone
Italics Stonetrack Silver porcelain tile
Planters & Urns
Planters & Urns
MRC Landscape Architecture
Annual color design for a planter planted with tropical style annuals. Photo: MRC Landscape Architecture, 2009.
Pleasant Hill Courtyard Garden
Pleasant Hill Courtyard Garden
Creative Exteriors Landscape Design
Thoughtful planning, colorful accessories and architectural plants turn a tiny suburban courtyard into a tropical oasis. New flooring, layered containers with colorful foliage, a focal point arch across from the living room windows and a clever disguise for the A/C unit create seating for 5 in a 10x16 space. This garden has been featured in Fine Gardening and Cottages and Bungalows Susan Morrison
J-Z
J-Z
HaiJoe Stamped Concrete Patios and Decks
Stamped concrete patio with the slate pattern with a border on the edge, the patio has a beautiful gazebo with an amazing 8x8 hot tub and an additional stamped concrete patio across from it with a seating wall faced with natural stone and flagstone caps. However, that's not everything the patio has LED lights on seating wall, lights on the steps in between the patios and a beautiful flagstone walkway with gravel.
Spring & Summer Containers
Spring & Summer Containers
Smalls Landscaping
Sometimes a container just needs to have one plant in it to enjoy the vastness of what that one little plant can grow into.
Palm Beach Container Gardens
Palm Beach Container Gardens
Pamela Crawford & Associates
Pamela Crawford used cobalt blue planters accent the cobalt blue pool tile. See over 2000 photos of Palm Beach landscapes and container gardens suitable for south Florida on her web site, pamela-crawford.com. Pamela designs and installs landscapes throughout Palm Beach County, FL, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, the town of Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Wellington.
Outdoor Patio
Outdoor Patio
A Host of Things, LLC
I added outdoor details to complete the space.
Planters & Urns
Planters & Urns
MRC Landscape Architecture
Annual color design for a planter planted with tropical style annuals. Photo: MRC Landscape Architecture, 2009.
Patio Gardens
Patio Gardens
Eden Condensed
A below street grade patio in browns and blues with tropical plantings. The goal was to make a lush garden setting that added privacy.
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J-Z
HaiJoe Stamped Concrete Patios and Decks
Stamped concrete patio with the slate pattern with a border on the edge, the patio has a beautiful gazebo with an amazing 8x8 hot tub and an additional stamped concrete patio across from it with a seating wall faced with natural stone and flagstone caps. However, that's not everything the patio has LED lights on seating wall, lights on the steps in between the patios and a beautiful flagstone walkway with gravel.