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Small Back Patio Oasis - View 9
Small Back Patio Oasis - View 9
DJSquire Designs
Small eclectic backyard concrete patio container garden photo in Los Angeles with an awning
Covered Patio, Midwest Simplicity
Covered Patio, Midwest Simplicity
Videre Decor
With bright outdoor upholstery fabrics, this patio on the golf course was inviting and fun. A pop of color on the exterior doors that fully opened into the interior made indoor/outdoor living a breeze.
Summer Container Planting
Summer Container Planting
Lush Custom Gardening Company
A dramatic, yet low maintenance shade container planting. It's also very budget-friendly as we literally used 4 plants to create this look. Lush Custom Gardening Company
Front Porch Farmhouse
Front Porch Farmhouse
Noble Classic Homes
Inspiration for a large farmhouse front yard stone patio container garden remodel in Dallas with a roof extension
The Solisysteme Bioclimatic Pergola- Residential
The Solisysteme Bioclimatic Pergola- Residential
BioClimatic Structures, LLC
Patio container garden - mid-sized traditional backyard patio container garden idea in New York with a pergola
Fineline Custom Home
Fineline Custom Home
Green Hammer
This LEED-H Platinum-certified custom luxury home in Oregon demonstrates an exceptional commitment to excellence. Designed by Green Hammer architect Jan Fillinger, the Fineline House was designed and built with unprecedented precision — from the interior finishes to the state-of-the-art lighting, ventilation, and built-in home energy-monitoring systems. It utilizes Passivhaus detailing and 100% of the lumber used for the structure and framing of the project was Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)-certified.
San Francisco Back Yard
San Francisco Back Yard
Alive Design & Construction
Example of a mid-sized minimalist backyard patio container garden design in San Francisco with decking and no cover
Waverly Ave, Brooklyn - Brownstone Complete Backyard and Landscape Renovation
Waverly Ave, Brooklyn - Brownstone Complete Backyard and Landscape Renovation
Dragonetti Brothers Landscapes
Example of a large minimalist backyard concrete paver patio container garden design in New York with no cover
Multilevel Ipe Deck w/stone inlay Randolph NJ
Multilevel Ipe Deck w/stone inlay Randolph NJ
Deck Remodelers.com
Gorgeous multilevel Ipe hardwood deck with stone inlay in sunken lounge area for fire bowl, Custom Ipe rails with Deckorator balusters, Our signature plinth block profile fascias. Our own privacy wall with faux pergola over eating area. Built in Ipe planters transition from upper to lower decks and bring a burst of color. The skirting around the base of the deck is all done in mahogany lattice and trimmed with Ipe. The lighting is all Timbertech. Give us a call today @ 973.729.2125 to discuss your project. Sean McAleer
Collector's House
Collector's House
KuDa Photography
Photo by KuDa Photography
Ornate courtyard brick patio container garden photo in Portland with no cover
Engine Co. No. 23
Engine Co. No. 23
Jeff King & Company
Paul Dyer Photography
Patio container garden - large contemporary courtyard stone patio container garden idea in San Francisco with no cover
English Garden in the Bay Area
English Garden in the Bay Area
Karen Aitken and Associates
Photography by Brent Bear
Inspiration for a mid-sized timeless backyard brick patio container garden remodel in San Francisco with a pergola
Bluestone Patio
Bluestone Patio
KD Landscape
2016 ushered in a complete revamping of the front container plantings which now boast a riot of color. Those featured are by Donna Clark and Heather Blackmore.
Skagit Bay Waterfront, Camano Island WA
Skagit Bay Waterfront, Camano Island WA
Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
Patio.
Mid-sized beach style front yard stone patio container garden photo in Seattle with no cover
The Courtyards at Brandywine Patio
The Courtyards at Brandywine Patio
McKee Builders
The beautifully designed patio provides you with your own tranquil hideaway.
Patio container garden - traditional front yard patio container garden idea in Wilmington with no cover
LANCASTER RESIDENCE
LANCASTER RESIDENCE
FineLines Design Studio
Michael Hunter
Patio container garden - small eclectic side yard stamped concrete patio container garden idea in Dallas with a roof extension
Corona del Mar - European Villa
Corona del Mar - European Villa
Brion Jeannette Architecture
Corona del Mar, California Eric Figge Photographer
Mid-sized trendy front yard tile patio container garden photo in Orange County with a roof extension
Santa Monica Exterior Remodel
Santa Monica Exterior Remodel
Studio H2O
Amy J Smith
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern backyard patio container garden remodel in Los Angeles with decking and a roof extension
Bluestone Patio New Lenox
Bluestone Patio New Lenox
KD Landscape
As they walk out the front door this is the colorful view that greets the client.
Example of a small trendy front yard stone patio container garden design in Chicago with a roof extension
Lawton Wood
Lawton Wood
User
Fall and Summer container gardens designed for a longtime client.
Patio container garden - mid-sized traditional front yard concrete patio container garden idea in Seattle with no cover

Having a patio doesn’t mean you need to forego greenery. It simply means that container gardens and planters are your friend: with a little creativity you can bring in layers and layers of leafy plants and pretty flowers to your hardscape. Whether you’re working in a front yard, a backyard patio, or a formal courtyard, there are a number of ways you can use planters to bring life and energy to the space. Read on to find some of our favorite patio container garden ideas to create a beautiful outdoor retreat.


1. Hanging Garden

If your patio is largely filled up with a table and chairs, make use of vertical space. Attach several semi-circle planters to a wall, or put up hanging planters filled with draping vines and flowers from a pergola.


2. Unique Pots and Planters

Looking for some patio planter ideas that are a bit out of the ordinary? For a whimsical look, try using repurposed watering cans, old tubs and buckets.


3. Built-In Flower Boxes

This one requires a little more work, but the end result will flow seamlessly with the rest of your patio: Build a planter box around your patio border, either made of wooden slats or concrete. Alternatively, build a planter into the center of your patio so the plants are the main focal point.


4. Full Flowers

In need of small patio planter ideas? Opt for a small stone planter that blends in with your hardscape and choose a plant that produces lots of flowers or leaves — you want them to spill out and practically cover the pot for an integrated look.


5. Go Modern

The typical plant pot is round and Mediterranean in style, but if you’ve got a modern or contemporary-style home, you might want to opt for something to match. Think sleek, tall planters made of concrete or copper. Fill them with succulents, aloe or ferns.


6. Flowers for the Table

A vase of flowers on the dining table can do wonders, so why not follow suit outdoors as well? Elegant tin boxes or low, wide-mouthed pots work well for displaying flowers on outdoor tables.


7. Mismatched Planters

One of the easiest patio planter ideas is to simply gather up all of the pots and containers you have and arrange them together. The greenery will pull everything together and your patio or courtyard will have a rich, collected feeling with plenty to look at.


8. Small Trees

Think you can’t have trees in your patio container garden? As long as you choose the right species, keeping a small tree in a planter can work just fine. For example, go for a Mediterranean look with delicate olive trees.


9. Lovely Lattice

To add shade and beauty to your yard, consider this patio planting idea: attach a wooden trellis to some planters and cover it with flowering vines.


10. Bamboo Wall

If you’ve got a bare wall or a fence that backs up right to your neighbor’s yard, add privacy and shade with a wall of potted bamboo trees.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a patio container garden renovation or are building a designer patio container garden from scratch, Houzz has 5,307 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Brion Jeannette Architecture and KD Landscape. Look through patio container garden pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a patio container garden design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful patio container garden photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.