One of the best parts of summer is the time we get to spend outside, enjoying the company of our families, friends, neighbors and others. For many people, the outside space they use for entertaining is a true extension of their inside living spaces. If you go to the trouble of sprucing up your indoor entertaining areas to make them “company ready,” then you should go to the same lengths to make your outdoor areas just as inviting. You can always count on Julia’s Florist to help you find the perfect green or flowering plants with which to glam up your outdoor living and entertaining areas.
We’ve come up with a few suggestions that will help you turn an uninspiring outdoor entertaining area, into a place that welcomes guests and family members while making a statement about you in the process.
If you have a covered patio, deck or balcony that doesn’t get a lot of sunlight, you should choose your plants accordingly. Our Dish Garden combines familiar, but interesting houseplants that are super easy to grow because they don’t need a lot of care. The dish and plants may vary, according to what we have at the time, but you may see things like Spathiphyllum (or Peace Lily,) a plant that is related to Aroids and is known for the unique flower that is surrounded by a pure white spathe. You may also see a prayer plant or Maranta, which is characterized by variegated leaves with red and different colored green stripes. For a place that doesn’t get bright direct sunlight, this is an ideal choice, and one that will brighten your uninspiring patio, deck, or balcony.
Dramatic Orchid Plants
If you’re looking for something that’s both unusual and dramatic, you’re sure to find it with our planter filled with Dramatic Orchid Plants. Choose from a planter that has one, two, or three orchids in it. Enjoy this orchid outside on a coffee or end table, but be sure to bring it in when the weather is bad. Orchids are exotic and beautiful, but they are not maintenance-free plants, so consider this when choosing the plants you use to add ambiance to your entertaining area.
If you’re looking for a plant that’s designed for outdoor growth, and that is truly a show-stopper and one that’s going to transform your outdoor entertainment space into something that blows your visitors away, then our Double Azalea Basket is a “must have.” This classic staple in southern gardens will be very happy in this basket as it enjoys our perfect climate and creates a splash with its vibrant color.