At the rear of the house is a new patio and outdoor living space covered by a large pergola. The pergola's beam construction and dark staining integrates visually with the new beams at the front entrance and perimeter of the house. Outdoor furniture and hanging flower baskets complete the look of the space.
Cozy, transitional style is carried outdoors with this colorful sitting area designed by Brian Patrick Flynn. The deck rail is dressed up by several baskets of flowers, while a bright blue rug adds color and comfort beneath the upholstered sectional.
Give the true gift of growing with a beautiful basket of paperwhites that will fill a garden lover’s home with delicious scent and lovely flowers even in the depths of winter.
Blooming Paperwhite Basket, $60
Canistrum montanum can be loosely translated as mountain basket, referring to the basket-like flower form. When this Brazilian bromeliad blooms, red bracts surround and cradle the tiny blossoms, which appear to be tucked deep inside a basket. Grow this bromeliad as an epiphyte on a slab or in a pot with soil.
Flowering plants peeking out of a basket is an easy addition to make to any outdoor space. Purchase a number of plants and group them together inside a basket, and use them in several spots around your deck. A simple small chair is an easy addition to any of your existing furniture.
Phenomenal wood paneling surrounds this formal kitchen nook from the walls to the ceiling. Bright white chairs, neutral stone tile and a basket of colorful flowers brighten up the masculine, Mediterranean space.
Perfect for relaxation, this cottage has a wraparound porch with brown painted beams decorated with hanging baskets of flowers. Ornamental grasses complement the strong sloping roofline and wood detailing of this charming home.
This tropical bedroom features a quaint sitting area in one corner. Two white slip-covered chairs sit in front of a built-in shelf, which holds several decorative storage baskets, candles and fresh flowers.
Fall containers, window boxes and hanging baskets complement established plantings at this country-style home. Mums, ornamental kale and grasses, and decorative accents like cornstalks, dried flower wreaths and country-style ornaments complete the inviting harvest display.
Mixing heights, colors and textures can produce a vibrant patio flower and vegetable garden. Here, a variety of plants are potted in decorative containers and hanging baskets, maximizing the functional garden space on the concrete patio.
A wood accent wall with living planters adds texture and color to this neutral coastal-style bathroom. A basket full of towels, the living wall plants and flowers on the vanity add color to the open, airy space.
A gray, stone wall adds a rustic touch to the this feminine and cozy breakfast nook. A floral tablecloth is accented by a mounted wicker basket filled with flowers while a small chandelier add an elegant touch in this shabby chic space.
Soft creams and yellows, baskets overflowing with flowering plants and beautiful floral patterns call to mind the relaxed, yet chic style in the South of France. Use a natural sisal or jute rug to let the colors and patterns of your decor pop.
This pretty pair of bloomers bridges the part shade to sun gap with non-stop flowers. Lobelia Sky Blue Erinus opens blossoms in soft blue, offering an eye-catching contrast to Sunsatia Lemon nemesia and its lemon yellow flowers. Both plants tend to stop flowering when night temps stay above 70 F. If this occurs, give plants a light trim to promote fresh, branching growth when temps cool off. Both plants grow 6 to 10 inches tall and spread at least 12 to 16 inches. Choose these bloomers to fill the spiller role in containers or make a handsome hanging basket.
Try ‘Candy Fountain’ (I. Fredette, hybridizer) in a shallow container or hanging basket. This trailing African violet produces double, rose-pink flowers on long runners and has more than one crown. Be careful not to overwater these plants. An African violet’s soil should be moist, but never soggy.