When it comes to making your patio an inviting entertaining space you can’t go wrong with surrounding your space with plenty of live plants.
Plants growing on your patio helps it blend into the yard and brings the sweet smells and benefits of some plants to your patio.
Potted Plants You Should Grow on Your Patio
These potted plants are particularly suited to growing on your patio to create the space of your dreams.
Lemongrass is one of the most valuable plants to grow on your patio. This ornamental grassy herb will keep mosquitoes and other unwanted flying insects away from your patio with their strong yet potent aroma.
Placing several pots of lemon grass around your patio will make it a comfortable insect-free place to relax and entertain.
Another great herb that will repel mosquitoes is lavender.
Growing lavender in pots on your patio is a great way to enjoy all of the relaxing benefits of lavender when you settle in for a calm evening on your patio.
Growing citrus on your patio is a great option for adding a fun tropical flair to your patio garden.
While these will need to come indoors when fall arrives they are well worth finding a space for inside both for your home and your patio space.
Chives are my favorite herb for growing on your patio. Both onion and garlic chives are packed with flavor and perfect to use right out of your garden for flavoring meals, like this mouthwatering Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheel appetizer…so good.
Set up a station with sheers and some water to wash chives and encourage your guests to add the fresh flavor to season their food. The blossoms add a great pop of color.
Herbs are not the only edible plants perfect for growing on your patio.
Strawberries grow well in planters and pots. The blooms smell wonderful and the fresh fruit is the perfect addition to summer entertaining.
I love using fresh strawberries, too for this amazing Strawberry Chia Pudding–so decadent, but actually kinda healthy.
There are so many plants that do amazingly well when grown in pots on a patio or balcony setting.
Be creative and try potatoes, or even lettuce–what fun would that be?!
And be sure to pin this post so you can be reminded of it next spring, too!