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Rather than use one or two large planters, scale down the size of your pots. Several small containers can be used in a smaller space, either on the wall or on garden shelves. Pots can dry out fast in the hot summer, so water often each day. Small pots can easily freeze in winter, so protect them from the bitter cold.
This raised deck off of a bedroom at this Los Angeles, CA home creates a perch for an oversize lounge chair, whose cushion echoes the bronzy brown foliage of a spiky-leafed phormium near the deck’s front edge. Bronze plants repeat near each garden room, reinforcing the brown-red theme. (Photo: Coral Von Zumwalt)
Might Be the Coolest Deck Ever - with an area for the adults on top of the deck and a play area for the kids below.