Interesting:) Mosquito grass (a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away. In addition to being a very functional patio plant, Lemon Grass is used in cooking Asian Cuisine, adding a light lemony taste
Use Sponges to Keep Water-Loving Plants Moist. place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve.
Acid-stained Concrete Patio -- Looks like copper! Click the pic for a brief how-to video on doing this technique. I'd love to do this, although I wonder if the acid stain is bad for those plants around the patio.
This gave me an idea-- we could use posts around our patio-- attach hanging hooks as shown-- but also drape string lights between! Maybe string lights along the deck into the trees for the backyard can all be lit up
Reuse an old tree to make a log pathway in your garden. Good use of "yard" trees and other wood that can't be milled; works much better in climates without termites. Good drainage under the log rounds will make the path last longer.