This deck is put to great use with space-saving vertical container gardening techniques. Everything from herbs and vegetables to tropical plants grow in the fabric pockets hanging from unique A-frame wood structures.
Container-grown plantings are your friend when adding greenery to a terrace or balcony. “When you use typical landscape plants in pots or containers you’ll see them very differently than when they are planted in the ground,” says landscape designer Jeffery Erb. “You’ll see all the details up close and notice textures, vein patterns, the colors on the undersides of the leaves and more. So I like to use a minimal selection of plants in a small terrace or patio because it creates a more calm and serene environment — just what we need in the chaos of a city.” Erb advises choosing slow-growing cultivars that won’t outgrow their pots too quickly.
A beautiful container composition can bring the cottage-garden look to a deck or patio. Here, foxgloves, petunias, and sweet potato vine combine to create a beautiful vignette. Posted by HGTV fan countrygrl125
This spacious rooftop deck features a full outdoor kitchen making it ideal for entertaining on warm evenings. A container garden with blooming flowers and trees is a lovely natural touch in the clean, modern space.
The pool's elevation is kept flush with the ground in order to take full advantage of the picturesque view. A slim black fence doesn't obstruct the scenery, while container gardens add dimension to the tiled pool deck.
A dark-stained wood deck provides a small outdoor area for this shipping container house, painted bright yellow. A bright white bistro table and chairs complement the white French doors that lead out to the interior space. A small container garden adds a variety of color while also offering some privacy.
Strong, geometric shapes and minimal furniture combine to form this stylish, modern deck. Soft, neutral tones throughout create a serene outdoor space. A small container garden adds a lovely pop of color and life to the urban setting.
An outdoor dining table makes it easy to entertain under the stars and bright lights of Chicago on this urban rooftop deck. Ceramic planters and wooden container gardens offer privacy while adding a lively touch to the outdoor living space.
Low-maintenance landscaping and artificial turf groundcover create a lush green space on this urban rooftop deck. A combination of planters and container gardens are integrated into the contemporary design, giving guests a variety of foliage to admire both indoors and out.
A modern roof deck overlooks a hilly desert landscape, and a small container garden houses native plants. Because the homeowner is a professor of environmental studies, the house is a teaching tool and example to his students of sustainable architecture. The home runs on solar power, recycles gray water and captures rain water in cisterns.
If you want to enjoy your roses in containers on your deck or patio, grow 'Cream Veranda®. The plants were bred to thrive in containers until fall, when they can be planted into your garden. This rose has creamy, double blooms with apricot centers that open to 2-½ inches across.