Contemporary brown wicker furniture creates a chic outdoor seating area on this concrete patio. Neutral cushions ensure the seating is comfortable, and yellow patterned pillows add a fun splash of color. Lush foliage plants surround the seating area, making the space feel quaint and cozy.
When leaves bring the color, the show never stops. These gorgeous foliage plants fill shady pots or planting beds with season-long good looks. One way to create an eye-catching display is to plant pots with one type of shade-loving annual. Cluster the pots together to create a striking garden tableau. This shade garden features (clockwise from bottom center): glowing gold millet grass (Milium effusum), Kong Red coleus, a hanging basket of Emerald Falls dichondra, Chocolate Mint coleus and Kong Rose coleus. These plants all grow best in full shade to part sun.
Indoor plant fertilizers come in a variety of forms. You can find liquid fertilizers and powders that you mix with water, as well as slow release stakes and prills (small pellets). Do a little homework to make sure you choose the best fertilizer for your plants. For most foliage plants, general indoor plant fertilizers that are water soluble or slow release work fine.
To create the feel of a secret garden, foliage plants were planted right along the edge of the pathway where they could overlap the path slightly in some places, making this garden path feel as if it were exactly where it belonged.
The spa-like master bathroom features mahogany-trimmed doors that open to a quiet courtyard area. Palm trees and other foliage plants are integrated into the pebbled landscape, while a privacy fence encloses the space.