‘I know of a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violets grow, quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, with the sweet musk-roses and with eglantine, lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream. These garden patio décor ideas help you walk hand in hand with fairy grace to turn your patio into something more of a relaxing retreat, and there you will sing and bless it. A garden patio is a place you should like and want to waste your time on. Think of flowers that will see you through the late of summer into autumn and thoughtful accessories to make whiling away your late summer in the garden a thing of beauty and comfort. See our patio and garden collection Cottageandbungalow.com/outdoor.html.
Below are a Few Garden Patio Décor Ideas
1. Create a Floral Retreat
A retreat is not complete without the perfect flowers. Here are some suggestions that you can plant late summer.
Monarda, Echinacea, and Agastache
Bee balms (monarda), purple coneflowers (Echinacea), Korean mint (Agastache foeniculum) and Anise hyssop (Agastache) are beautiful garden patio decor ideas. These create a lovely and unforgettable spectacle. A soft splash of color for the fall, vibrant pink Sedum will do the trick.
Dahlias, Helenium and Heliopsis
Another garden patio décor idea is a combination of the easy to grow, sun-loving and drought tolerant hence its name false sunflower (Heliopsis), sneezeweed (Helenium) and dahlias are cheerful summer garden patio décor ideas and can be enjoyed until fall.
Monarda, Achillea, and Digitalis
Imagine butterflies, hummingbirds, color, and shapes, fascinating right? Bee balms, rusty foxglove (digitalis), globe thistles (achillea) and adding purple foliage to it, smokebush does it. Great add on to the garden patio décor ideas.
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2. Settle the Space with Stone
The weather during late summer months (if not too hot!) is a great time to embark upon a new outdoor hardscaping project. Might we suggest adding stone? Whether it’s a path or your actual patio, there is something wonderfully medieval about incorporating stone into your garden patio design. Adding ground cover such as Creeping Thyme or Mazus reptans (as pictured above) softens the look and feel of the area.
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3. Add Fanciful Seating
Perhaps the easiest way to bring a fairy-tale dream to your outdoor space is with fanciful seating! The butterfly bench is one of our most elegant and sculptural pieces, evoking the beautiful lines of nature in the clean texture of metal.
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Lighting up your garden patio brings those nooks and crannies to life! Consider stringing twinkle lights along fencing and in the trees, you could even add a coastal chandelier for extra flamboyance.
Other garden patio decor ideas are ensuring privacy around your garden patio by building half-walls, pergolas or fences to make it more of a restful retreat. Now you can rest on the patio swing bed and listen to the music of the earth. No angel will wake you from your flowery garden retreat. Enjoy.