A hard surface outside the back door is useful for siting a table and chairs, and creating an area that doesn’t get muddy, but there’s no reason we can’t make room for greenery, too. Bringing plants right up to the house not only creates seclusion, it invites that important connection to nature into your home, giving you the chance to enjoy your planting year-round.
Whether you weave plants in between flags, create raised beds near the house, or simply dot a terrace with pots, make your patio a leafy haven. Take a look at these varied designs for inspiration.
20 Sims HilditchTell us…Are you inspired to bring planting up to the back of the house? Or have you already? Share your thoughts and photos in the Comments.