I have a "plein air patio"! The lilies are blooming beautifully and the lantana is lovely. I enjoy planning and planting in pots, in the ground, anywhere!
Perennials for full/part sun are my favorites because of their vibrant colors, but it's hard to beat the beauty of a shady spot filled with lush green hostas. This year "Endless Summer" hydrangeas will blanket the back corner of the yard. They are small now but in time will grow large and produce abundant blooms. I can't wait!