Bask in tropical delight with this dreamy patio garden.
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Flowers and fragrances surround a patio or deck in this garden of perennials. And why not plant your garden right next to where you relax? Many of these perennials boast long seasons of bloom. They're joined by one shrub (the dwarf mockorange) and flowering clematis vines on lattice panels. The lattice panels, which lend a sense of enclosure, can be extended for extra privacy. Or replace them, if you prefer, with an alternative plant -- columnar buckthorn shrubs. This garden is best in a spot with at least six hours of sunlight daily.