These tips are simple and easy to implement. Just be creative and go with the flow.....
Design creatively in advance.
Once you hit the nursery to select your plant materials, try to create the look you hope to achieve BEFORE you purchase the plants. Group the plants together on the pavement or get a cart. Combine colors, styles and sizes to create a beautiful & conducive. Make the arrangements in small groups and then set them aside and move on to the next pots
arrangements. Don't get overwhelmed or try to do the whole yard or patio in one trip. You can always go back for more plant materials.
More is better.
Don't just put one plant in your patio pots. A single plant looks sparse & lonely. You have a choice of planting several different types of flowers or even multiple quantities of one type but a single plant is not very attractive. We personally like the look of multiple types, heights, colors etc. It just gives the yard & garden pot more character!
Group your containers.
Try placing multiple containers together in groups or even at different heights. Elevating the heights of the pots really changes up the look. Use plant stands, pot racks or hanging pot stands. They all add tons of life to the different displays.
Make sure you don't place the patio pots where people will trip over them. They should be secured if placed on a ledge where they could be pushed off and get damaged. Always try to go to the edge of patios, safely away from doorways and sidewalks. Line them up against a wall or fence where they won't be in the way. When done, make sure to walk the area to confirm that they placements are in the best possible place, safely out of the way.
So, when heading to the local nursey for plant materials, take your time, plan in advance and go for color & variety. That way you will create successful pottery plants that you can be proud of all season long.