Not sure if this is art, craft, or gardening. Pebble mosaic "carpet" is beautiful. For this pebble-mosaic patio, the author modified a classic Persian carpet design to represent the creation of the universe.
(Yew Tree Tunnel, Netherlands) This reminds me of the fairy trails from fairy tails I read as a kid. I always thought that maybe secret trails would appear out of the brush to led a curious wanderer to a hidden world with magic.
Head for the Tropics. Add a bit of the exotic to your patio with tropical plants in containers. Select varieties of different heights and leaf size and mass them together for a lush rain-forest look. Use Mexican pottery for a quick splash of colour.