Terrace, especially on small yards is not seldom a real ornament for the whole possession and garden.
Near the terrace we can usually find plants on flower-beds and a small summer-house or a gazebo. But most plants placed on the terrace are these in elegant pots.
We can choose here plants that would be seasonal or plants that are perennial. Thanks to seasonal plants we can have every year a different design in garden. We should also think about plants that have many flowers and give the nice look to the garden space as long as it gets. We can name here verbena or heliotrope. When the winter comes mentioned plants might be hidden in the cold but light room.
Plants that have similar needs might be planted in the same pot. But we have to consider if each specie is sunny or shadowy type and does it like to be often watered or seldom. If we have enough space and terrace is well situated we can plant even some shrubs and creepers - ivory, hydrangea or azalea, just to name a few.
Flowers should be planted at pots that matches space around. It should match the summer-house, the look of our house and mostly the terrace itself. At this point we should also remember to choose containers that are frost resistant and have special holes at the bottom, to make the redundancy of water flow freely. But of course, it shouldn't flow directly on the terrace.
There are also some additional suggestions which depends on the type of the plant. To make soil appropriate we should mix it with compost or use the non-acid peat. But we if plant heathers they should have rather acid-type soil. If we speak about plants in pots we should remember to water them really often (they get dry fast) and use slow working fertilizer.
These few tips will help us keep the terrace clean, elegant and long-lasting ornament for our home and garden.