There is much to say about the satisfying feeling of growing your own flowers, veggies and herbs. Whether you have a small balcony, rooftop, or an area in between, much can be accomplished to satisfy your green thumb by creating a patio container garden.
You may just want a place to relax with some natural greenery around you for a tranquil meditative Zen feeling. Possibly you may wish the sound of a small water fall from the many small fountains that are available in stores today. This can be accomplished even if your thumb is not green, and would be perfect for a space that does not receive much sun.
Colored ornamental grasses and dwarf evergreen trees in decorative pots will give a background. In low cookie sheet size pans, place large rock, sand or gravel arranged to represent mountains and beaches. The sand can be swirled around to evoke water currents. This can be interspersed with small pots of moss or cactus.
A container of herbs made up of parsley, rosemary, oregano, makes for interesting foliage and project a wonderful smell. As a bonus they are edible and can be used in the kitchen. On a small scale this all can be very calming when sitting beside it after a busy day with a beverage of choice.
Depending on the size of space you have to work with and the amount of time you have to spend on it, you can add to it as time and monies are available. But to start you may want to collect small pieces of driftwood or a small interesting shaped branches. Maybe a few small shells all which can be interspersed throughout grasses and rocks. Try for calming color and restful shapes and as your pieces are collected you can change the arrangements around.
Creating patio gardens can be both fun and relaxing.