If your yard includes a patio between the house and the garden, you know it can serve as a great link between indoor and outdoor living. Yet because a patio is paved and includes furniture, it can sometimes seem more "house" than "garden." One simple way to make the patio blend better with the garden is to remove a few of the pavers at its edge. In their place put large pots for planting. As a final touch plant thyme at the base of the pots. It will creep over the nearest pavers and even fill the gaps between pavers, if there are any.
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Bring a new dimension of flowers and foliage to your patio with these Small Flower Trellises.
Replace pavers with several of these large Aluminum Flutted Flower Pots to help blur the line between your patio and garden.
Increase the presence of birds and other wildlife in your garden with the San Simeon Bird Feeder.