Plantscaping Ideas for Decks and Patios By: Marie Hofer November 25, 2014 Create a plush deck or patio container garden with perimeter plantings that accentuate the space. Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money off these affiliate links. Learn more. 1 / 8 Photo: Courtesy of Topiarius Container-grown trees and shrubs are good choices for small spaces as with this rooftop garden. The grasses provide texture.