If you have a patio with tall surrounding walls you can actually grow your garden upwards and create a wall garden or vertical garden to complement your patio garden.
You can grow a variety of plants in your patio, a mix of fragrant flowers, herbs, fruits and vegies as well as small trees and shrubs or plants with striking foliage.
Before you start planting take some time to get to know your patio, so that you can identify which parts are sunny or shady, warm or cool, which areas get rain and which parts are under cover, or if there are any bits exposed to strong winds. You then can choose plants that thrive in your special microclimate. Depending on where you want to plant them, check if they will fit in the available space once fully grown (or if there is a way to keep them small but still healthy, like bonsai plants if you are really short on space or just want to create an exotic look).
If you are planning to use pots and planters, think about plants that thrive in them (not all plants like pots).
If you plant directly into the soil, check your soil type first. It can be sandy, clay or loamy, as well as acidic or alkaline. Different plants like different conditions, so it’s good to know what your soil can offer before actually planting them in the garden.
Your patio garden will also need an area to sit and relax, or if you have a bigger patio then an area where you can entertain your family and friends. It can be as simple as a garden bench or a little chair, or as big as an outdoor lounge complete with weatherproof couches and tables.
Whichever you choose, the main point is to enjoy your patio garden!